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2018 AHS Annual Meeting
Special Thank You to our 2018 Annual Meeting Deluxe Sponsors!
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Special Thanks also to Meredith & Chris Michelfelder for their time, effort and materials to print the annual meeting programs!
Location and Dates
The 2018 AHS Annual Meeting will be held February 9-11 in the beautiful Bluegrass State at the Embassy Suites, Lexington. The three-day meeting will include educational seminars and presentations by industry professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the famous Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Gainesway Farm, Town Branch Bourbon Distillery and the Kentucky Horse Park. Social events include a welcome reception, catered Awards Banquet, and the ever-popular Silent Auction!
Embassy Suites, Lexington
LOCATION: Conveniently located just a few minutes from Bluegrass Airport, close to I-75 and the Kentucky Horse Park. Guests are responsible for obtaining transportation from the airport to the Embassy Suites.
DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT: The hotel offers a complimentary made-to order breakfast to make a great start to your day as well as an Evening Reception
daily with drinks and snacks on the house. Enjoy dining in the hotel’s Paddock Grille & Bar or venture into Lexington for a wide variety of dining and recreational activities. Relax at the hotel bar and heated pool or enjoy the newly renovated and fully equipped fitness center.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Kentucky Horse Park, University of Kentucky, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Keeneland, Fayette Mall, Cabelas & much more!
Embassy Suites Lexington • 1801 Newtown Pike • Lexington, KY 40511 • Reservations: (859) 455-5000
American Hanoverian Society Annual Tentative Meeting Agenda
Click here to download the updated 2018 AHS Flyer and Meeting Itinerary.
- Tour of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital featuring speakers on equine reproduction and sports medicine.
- Welcome reception with complimentary drinks and hors-d'oeuvres.
- Visit to the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park.
- “Bloodlines” by Dr. Werner Schade
- Gainesway Farm Visit
- Tour and bourbon tasting at Town Branch Bourbon Distillery
- AHS Awards Banquet with cash bar
- Silent Auction
- “Latest news from Germany,” Dr. Werner Schade
- AHS General Membership Meeting and Committee Reports
Awards Banquet and Silent Auction
In conjunction with the meeting, a catered awards dinner will be held to honor the outstanding AHS members and Hanoverian winners of the previous season's cache of AHS Year-End Awards. The ever-popular Silent Auction continues to offer fun and fantastic bidding opportunities on a wide range of donated items. Proceeds from the auction continue to benefit future annual meeting educational opportunities and Hanoverian promotion.