Lexington, KY; September 22, 2016: The American Hanoverian Society, Inc. (AHS) announced that its 2016 Annual Inspection Tour has been expanded to include two days in Hawaii, November 5 and 6. Entries for the Hawaiian tour must be submitted to the AHS office by the deadline of October 20.
Meg Williams, AHS Director At Large, will serve as the Hawaiian tour inspector and will visit the breeders’ farms to inspect mares and foals presented for the Hanoverian and the Rhineland (ARS) Studbooks. A lifelong horsewoman, Meg has been an active member of the AHS since 1986. In 2006, she was appointed to the AHS Mare and Stallion Committee; she also serves on the Inspection Tour Planning Committee. Over the years, Meg has made numerous trips to Germany to increase her knowledge; in 2000, she completed the Breed Orientation Course. As owner and operator of Oakwood Farms in Lawrenceburg, IN, Meg has developed a broodmare band that represents the most respected Hanoverian bloodlines. Meg’s breeding program at Oakwood has consistently produced foals with correct conformation and horses with high rideability. In addition, Meg has trained numerous horses to the FEI levels in dressage, has earned her USDF Bronze and Silver medals, and won many USDF and AHS Year-end Awards. In 2008, her homebred, EMC Won Tinkerbelle (Widmark/Webster) was the recipient of the AHS’s coveted Hartwig Prize. Currently, Meg campaigns the Elite stallion Widmark in dressage.
Breeders and owners in Hawaii who would like to have their farms and breeding stock included on the two-day tour should submit their inspection tour paperwork to the AHS office by the deadline of October 20. Enrollments made after this deadline will be subject to a $50 late fee. Complete details and instructions for making inspection enrollments, including fee schedules, may be found on the AHS website, www.hanoverian.org, and the ARS website, www.rhineland.org.
AHS and ARS registrations and inspection enrollments may be completed entirely online, including payment via credit card, at the AHS website, www.hanoverian.org. For those preferring to register via regular mail, there is a printable application form available at both the AHS and ARS websites. Please visit either website for more information or contact the AHS office at (859) 255-4141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.