2022 FHANA Annual General Meeting

2022 FHANA Annual General Meeting


February 24-26, 2022

Location: Mashantucket, CT


Host Hotel Information:  Cut off date Feb. 3, 2022
Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Boulevard, P.O. Box 3777,
Mashantucket, CT 06338-3777

Hotel Booking Information: Click Here


Other Area Hotel Options:

Two Trees Inn

Hilton Garden Inn Preston Casino Area

AmericInn by Wyndham

Bellissimo Grande Hotel


Airports:  The closest airport to Foxwoods Resort Casino is T.F. Green (PVD) in Warwick, RI. The second closest airport would be Hartford’s Bradley International Airport (BDL). Warwick is just under an hour’s drive from Foxwoods; Bradley is just over an hour’s drive.  Boston International Airport (BOS) is just over 1 hour 30 minutes.


Event registration cutoff: Feb. 16, 2022

Event Registration:  Register here
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AGM 2022

Can’t make it to the 2022 FHANA AGM?  Not to worry, we have you covered.  Each session will be presented virtual for you to watch from the comfort of your own home.  By registering below and paying the $ fee, you will be sent a link to watch each presentation.

Virtual Registration:  Click Here

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Schedule of Events (tentative and subject to change):

Thursday Feb. 24, 2022

4:00pm-6:00pm FHANA 101-Introduction to FHANA/Friesian Horses

4:00pm-8:00pm FHANA AGM Registration

6:00pm-8:00pm Welcome Reception

Friday Feb. 25, 2022

7:30am-8:30am Continue Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30am-8:50am Welcome-Dr. Rosanne Palermo, President

9:00am-9:50am Dressage Speaker

9:00-9:30am Break Out Session-Breeding Committee

10:00am-10:50am Driving Speaker

10:00-10:30am Break Out Session-Sports Committee

11:00am-11:50am Sports Medicine Speaker

11:00-11:30am Break Out Session-Education Committee

12:00pm-1pm Lunch provided with registration/Transportation to offsite facility

1:00pm-5:00pm Offsite activities:

5:30pm Chapter Show and Dinner sponsored and hosted by NEFHC “Friesian Spectacular”

Saturday Feb. 26, 2022

7:00am-8:15am FMC Chapter Meeting

7:30am-8:30am FUTURE FHANA Meeting

8:30am-9:20am KFPS Presentation & update

9:30am-10:40am Dressage Speaker

9:30-10:00am Break Out Session-Youth Committee

10:50pm-12:00pm Driving Speaker

10:50-11:30am Break Out Session-Inspection Committee

12:00pm-1:00PM Lunch provided with registration

1:15pm-2:00pm Round Table Discussion-Speakers

2:15PM-4:15PM FHANA Annual General Meeting

6:00pm- FHANA Awards Banquet and Auction


Speakers and Biographies:

Dr. José M. García-López, VMD, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ACVSMR

American College of Veterinary Surgeons

American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Associate Professor Large Animal Surgery

Director of Equine Sports Medicine

Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

José obtained his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 and went on to complete a 1-year Equine Internship at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center (Ringoes, New Jersey, USA) followed by a 3-year Large Animal Surgical Residency with special focus on Equine Sports Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, Massachusetts.  He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001.  Following his residency José obtained a Lecturer position in the Section of Equine Sports Medicine and Imaging at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania where he remained for 2 years.  In 2002, he returned to Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine as an Assistant Professor in Large Animal Surgery and in 2010, he was promoted to Associate Professor.   While at Tufts, he has continued to concentrate his work in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders as well as the use of advanced imaging in the equine athlete.  In 2010, he also became a faculty member of AO VET North America (AO VET NA), of which he is currently the Chair of Education.  He became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013. Dr. García-López specializes in equine orthopedic surgery including arthroscopy and fracture repair, upper respiratory surgery, lameness diagnosis and treatment, and advanced imaging.  He regularly lectures and provides consultations at the national and international level.

Liz Austin

Liz Austin is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist. With the KWPN stallion, Olivier, bred by her mother, Madeleine Austin, Liz was long listed for the 2010 World Equestrian Games and was the reserve rider for the 2011 World Cup. Liz has been a fan of Friesians since childhood and had the distinct honor of bringing along the Jasper son, Thys of Seagail Friesians, to the highest levels of dressage. In addition to Thys, Liz has had a number of Friesians in her barn including the Grand Prix gelding Youke of High Meadow Farm, with whom she did a six-horse quadrille demonstration in 2017 under the lights at the Global Dressage Festival for the half-time show (note she didn’t choose one of her Warmbloods for this electric and demanding endeavor!) What Liz loves most about the Friesian horse is their incredibly generous character, kind, sensible temperament and tremendous aptitude for the top levels in dressage.


John Greenall

John has been involved with carriage driving for 50 years, making him one of the pioneers of the sport. John has officiated at most of the major carriage shows in North America . . He currently is an ADS and USEF “R” carriage judge.  He has traveled extensively through his involvement with horses to over 45 states , and 9 foreign countries.

John served as the president of the American Driving Society (ADS) as well as serving as chair of the  pleasure driving committee, and president of the Carriage Museum of America  (CMA)

John’s driving  and showing  experience has ranged from singles, pairs, tandem, unicorn and four-in hand.  For many years he has driven Morgans that he had bred and raised. And also Friesians imported from Holland.  He also has completed over 3,000 miles in distance riding and driving events . He is past joint master of the North Country Hounds fox hunt in Vermont where he hunts his driving horses .

His private collection of  restored vehicles, along with harness and carriage related items, is the result of a lifetime of research and treasure hunting. John’s main area of expertise is in proper turnout of antique and traditional vehicles, you may have read his articles on What is Right about this turnout  in the Driving Digest.  He enjoys helping first time carriage drivers and giving tours of his collection to historical groups and driving enthusiasts is a way of passing the traditions of driving onto others.


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