Equine Affaire 2020

The International Liberty Horse Association (ILHA) is dedicated to promoting the discipline of Liberty training and celebrating Liberty horses, trainers, and competitors everywhere.

ILHA Freestyle Competition & Liberty Show at Equine Affaire 2020

One Show.
Two Classes.
Liberty trainers of all levels from the US and abroad!

When: Friday April 3 & Saturday April 4, 2020
Where: Equine Affaire at the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair in Columbus, Ohio USA
What: The ILHA will be holding a Liberty Show at Equine Affaire this year. The show will consist of two classes – an Invitational Open Freestyle Competition and an Open Level 2 Intermediate Class.

1.) ILHA Invitational Open Freestyle Competition – All participants in The Invitational Freestyle Competition will complete a Compulsory Class AND a Freestyle Performance. The scores from both the Compulsory Class and the Freestyle Performance will be combined and the participant with the highest combined score will win (see Competition Details HERE). Prizes include:
    • 1 Performance Place in the 2021 Equine Affaire Fantasia Show (accommodation & stall included)
    • Prize money ($500 1st place, $300 2nd place, $100 3rd place)
    • Buckles
    • Ribbons
    • And more!
That’s right! In addition to cash and other prizes the winner will also get to perform their act as part of the 2021 Equine Affaire Fantasia Show with accommodation and stall included!
2.) ILHA Open Level 2 Intermediate Class – There will be one ILHA Level 2 Intermediate Class open to the first 30 competitors of any level (Youth, Non-pro, Pro, and Senior). All participants will perform the Level 2 Intermediate pattern (See pattern HERE). The participant with the highest score will win. Prizes include:
    • Prize money
    • Buckles
    • Ribbons
    • And more!
Spots are limited! There are only 30 spots open for this class and they will be open until filled. If you want to compete be sure to register now before the class is closed!

 

Who: The Invitational Freestyle will have 15 total entries including 12 Invited participants, 2 Wild Card Winners, and 1 International ILHA Member.

Invited participants are:
Virginia Deden (Non-Pro)
Mirka Crew (Pro)
Maddy Gatrel (Youth)
Luke Gingerich (Pro)
Kim Gullatt (Non-Pro)
Catie Holtzman (Pro)
Jennifer Hudock (Non-Pro)
Samie Ledyard (Non-Pro)
Mark Lyon (Pro)
Candace Snow (Non-Pro)
Karla Switzer (Pro)
Jerry Thornton (Pro)

 

2 Wild Card participants include:
1 Non-Pro Wild Card Winner
1 Pro Wild Card Winner

 

1 International ILHA Member
The Winner of the Double Dan Horsemanship Sponsored International ILHA Give-away Contest. More Info on that contest HERE.

 

How: If you would like to be a part of the ILHA Invitational Open Freestyle Competition at Equine Affaire see below:
To show in the ILHA Invitational Open Freestyle:
There are two ways to get to compete in the ILHA Invitational Freestyle outside of being invited.
1.  Be selected as a Wild Card Competitor.
There are two Wild Card spots (one Non-pro and one Pro) for the ILHA Invitational Open Freestyle. To apply to be a Wild Card Competitor you must:
1. Be a current ILHA Member
2. Fill out the Wild Card application
3. Indicate on the application whether you are a Pro or Non-pro (see criteria HERE)
4. Submit a 2-3 minute video with your application (details on what to include in your video and how to submit it are provided on the application)

Entries for the Wild Card Competitors will close January 29th.
The Pro and Non-pro Wild Card Winners will be a notified personally by February 5th and will be announced the following week.

Click HERE to apply to be a Wild Card Competitor in the ILHA Invitational Freestyle TODAY!

 

2. Win the Double Dan Horsemanship Sponsored International ILHA Give-away Contest.
As one of the proud sponsors of the ILHA, Double Dan Horsemanship will be offering ONE lucky International ILHA Member the opportunity to compete in the ILHA Invitational Freestyle with one of the Double Dan Horsemanship team. The winner of the DDH Sponsored International ILHA Give-away will receive:
1. Free flight to the US to compete in the ILHA Equine Affaire Show
2. Free accommodations during the show and for up to 1 week prior to the show
3. Use of one Double Dan Horsemanship horse to compete in the ILHA Invitational Open Freestyle
4. Stalls & feed for the chosen horse during the competition
5. Registrations fees & associated costs to enter the ILHA Invitational Open Freestyle

 

That’s right!

 

One lucky International ILHA member will get a free flight, free accommodations, free use of one of Double Dan Horsemanship’s horses, and free entry to compete in the ILHA Invitational Open Freestyle. To enter you must
1. Be a current ILHA Member
2. Be a permanent resident of any country other than the United States.
3. Fill out the DDH Sponsored International ILHA Give-away application
4. Submit a 2-3 minute video with your application (details on what to include and how to submit included in the application)

 

Entries for the Double Dan Horsemanship Sponsored International ILHA Give-away Contest will close January 29th. The winner will be a notified personally by February 5th and will be announced the following week.

 

To ENTER the Double Dan Horsemanship Sponsored International ILHA Give-away Contest CLICK HERE TODAY!

 

To show in the ILHA Open Level 2 Intermediate Class:
There are 30 spots open to all levels (Youth, Non-Pro, Pro, and Senior). Registration for this class will be open until filled. The first 30 to register will get to compete and after 30 entries are received the class will be closed.

 

Click HERE to register for the ILHA Open Level 2 Intermediate Class TODAY!