2023 SHOW HIGHLIGHTS & SPECIAL AWARDS

2023 Winner of the Renon Pruiett Memorial Four-Horse Hitch:
Logan Behn & the Beddow Clydesdales Hitch 

2023 Rebecca Cannon Under Saddle Achievement Awards:

Special trophies sponsored by Johnny Cannon & the GDHA were given in Rebecca’s memory to the 1st place winners in her favorite classes:
Heavy Draft Walk/Trot Under Saddle – English & Western. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Emily Daniel & Oak Haven King (English)
Emma Eichner & Rockett (Western)

2023 Winner of the Ken Janes Memorial Men’s Cart:
Lamar Mitchell & the Southern View Farm Hitch

2023 Winner of Saturday Night’s Peach State Open Six-Horse Hitch AND Sunday Night’s North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic:
The Heritage Hills Farm Belgian Hitch, driven by Mike Loveland
(owned by Mike & Lynn Loveland)
2023 Winner of Friday Night’s Open All-Breed Six-Horse Hitch:
The Beddow Clydesdales Hitch, driven by Eric Reisinger
(owned by Jeff & Judy Beddow)
 
2023 Winner of the Classic Cart Series class:
Lynn Johnson & Rockett
2023 Winner of Ladies Draft Show Cart:
Kim Behr & the Beddow Clydesdale Hitch

2023 Winner of Ladies Team:
Lynn Loveland & the Heritage Hills Farm Belgian Hitch

2023 Winner of Men’s Team:
Logan Behr & the Beddow Clydesdale Hitch
2023 Winner of the Karen McQueen Pleasure Driving Trophy:
Kathleen Phelps & Rose

Sponsored by GDHA board member, Dusty McQueen, in memory of his late wife, Karen, this beautifully designed award was presented to the winner of the Heavy Draft Pleasure Driving class.
2023 Winner of Heavy Draft Novice Cart:
Matthew Davis (Alder Shires) & Sudden Creek Lilly

GDHA Members’ Cart 2023 Winner:
Emily Dailey & R.R.A.’S Helen’s Heather for the Southern View Farm Hitch.

2023 Winner of GDHA Members’ Pleasure Driving:
Dusty McQueen & Java

These classes were created exclusively for members of the Georgia Draft Horse Association and have become popular classes to witness some friendly (and often funny) competition between our members!

THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 show sponsors!

ABOUT OUR FACILITY

THE GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIRGROUNDS

The Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter currently occupies nearly 1,100 acres. The Agricenter contains 10 acres of exhibition space with 5 arenas, exhibit halls, two 480-stall horse barns, 4 ponds, a carnival midway, and parking for 13,000 vehicles.  In addition to the National Fair, hundreds of events are held annually at the facility.  The Fairgrounds offers free on-site parking daily, easy access off Interstate-75, and is in close proximity to hotels, restaurants and other area attractions.

PERDUE ARENA, PRACTICE RING #2, BARN #2

This arena is a completely indoor, climate-controlled atmosphere with a 250′ x 125′ show ring, roll-up doors for loading and unloading, restrooms, and wireless internet.  For our show, we will be using Practice Ring #2, which is connected to Perdue Arena via covered walkway.  Exhibitors will be stalled in Barn #2, which is adjacent to Perdue Arena.