What is FOSH Gaited Sport Horses?
A one of a kind program to recognize and honor the talents and abilities of all gaited horses. FOSH Gaited Sport Horses is about appreciating the talents and accomplishments of these equine athletes and promoting the gaited horse’s ability to participate in all equine sport disciplines.
The first section of the FOSH Gaited Sport Horse – FOSH Gaited Distance Program – will be in launched 2013. It will honor and reward gaited horses competing in veterinarian sanctioned Endurance, Limited Distance and Competitive Trail Rides.
The next section launched will be FOSH Gaited Dressage. The first comprehensive Manual for Gaited Dressage was published by FOSH in 2009. The FOSH Gaited Dressage program will honor and reward gaited horses competing in Dressage competition. Dressage Tests for gaited horses are available for both English and Western Disciplines.
Recognizing and embracing ongoing change in people and horses, FOSH recognizes and provides a place in the FOSH Gaited Sport Horse for the new sport of Gaited Equine Agility. Gaited horses compete with non gaited horses in this exciting new sport and the gaited horses will be recognized by FOSH.
In the future, FOSH intends to develop programs to recognize and honor gaited horses who compete in other equine sports such as Jumping, Cross Country, Three Phase Events, Gymkhana events, Obstacle Driving etc.
If you own a gaited horse, the door is open to your equine partner becoming a FOSH Gaited Sport Horse!
FOSH Gaited Sport Horse Programs
Why Should I Participate in FOSH Gaited Sport Horse Programs?
What a great question. Most of us are involved with a variety of organizations each of which requires the expenditure of money. I am grateful that you asked the question as it gives me the opportunity to examine my reasons for helping develop the program and consider why others should find the FOSH Gaited Sport Horse Program appealing and why they may consider joining.
When FOSH was founded in 1998,an alternative competitive program for gaited horses was developed. This alternative program comprised a rule book for gaited horses with an emphasis on sound and natural. The standards were high but FOSH Read More…
FOSH Announces Recognition Program for Gaited Horses Competing in Dressage
October 14, 2013
Friends of Sound Horses announces the launch of an all new, annual Dressage for Gaited Horses program that recognizes, records and rewards accomplishments of the gaited horse in dressage competitions.
The reward program is open to all breeds of gaited horses that are at least 48 months of age. Scores from gaited horse dressage tests judged by licensed judges will be tracked. Recognized gaited horse tests include those published by FOSH, International Judges’ Association, Western Dressage Association of America, National Walking Horse Association, North America Western Dressage Association, and Cowboy Dressage.
Awards will be for Two Gait tests, Introductory Level tests, Training Level tests, and First Level tests in English, Western or Cowboy Dressage. The program is open to FOSH members and runs January through December. Complete rules will be published at www.foshgaitedsporthorse.com after October 1.
FOSH is a national leader in the promotion of natural, sound gaited horses and actively fights against abuse and soring of Tennessee Walking Horses. To become a member of FOSH and help in its efforts to fight soring or for more information about FOSH, please visit www.fosh.info.