Lexington, KY — The U.S. Harness Writers Association’s annual Dan Patch Awards banquet, presented by Caesars Entertainment, is set for Sunday night (Feb. 19) at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.
The deadline to make room reservations is Friday (Jan. 27) and can be made by using the USHWA link to the hotel’s reservations page. Room reservations may be still available after the deadline but only by calling the hotel at 866.996.6338 or 407.996.6338 and asking for the Dan Patch Awards/USHWA rate. All standard rooms under the USHWA block are $209 nightly (plus applicable taxes).
The Dan Patch Awards banquet annually honors the best and brightest performers, both human and equine, of the previous season. The award winners are selected by USHWA, with all winners already having been announced except for Pacer of the Year, Trotter of the Year, and Horse of the Year, which will be revealed the night of the banquet.
USHWA will hold its annual director’s meeting on Saturday (Feb. 18) and its general membership meeting the morning of the banquet.
Located just off Universal Boulevard, within 10 minutes of the Orlando International Airport and minutes from the many area attractions, the 1,500-room Rosen Shingle Creek is a five-star property that is ranked a top-20 U.S. meeting hotel by Cvent.
The property includes four swimming pools, two lighted tennis courts, a spa that includes nine treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an 18-hole, Arnold Palmer redesigned golf course. There are also 15 restaurants/lounges, including the upscale steakhouse A Land Remembered, the fine-dining bistro Cala Bella, Cafe Osceola, Tobia Burgers and Brews, Banrai Sushi, Mi Casa Tequila and Taquiera, and a 24-hour deli. All attendees will receive a 10-percent discount at all of the above-mentioned restaurants, a 10 percent discount at the Spa at Shingle Creek, and a green fees discount at the Shingle Creek Golf Club.
Tickets for the Dan Patch Awards banquet are $200. There is also a reduced-priced menu option for children 12 and under. Dinner tickets can be ordered until Feb. 13 by contacting Judy Davis-Wilson at email@example.com or 302.359.3630.