601 N. Federal Hwy., #320
Pompano Beach , FL 33062
USHWA-Florida is an authorized chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association. The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), the leading organization of harness racing’s chroniclers, has chapters throughout the United States and in Ontario, Canada. Its members are recognized publicists, journalists, photographers along with youth members with interest in journalism and the Standardbred horse industry.
The Florida Chapter holds an annual Awards Banquet in March when permitted. The 2020 Awards Banquet was cancelled due to Covid19 restrictions. Tony Alagna, Frank Antonacci, Tom Merriman, Laurie Poulin along with the champion pacer McWicked were inducted into the Hall of Fame. The 2020 awards were presented in 2021 directly to the recipients by members of the Florida Chapter. Summaries of those presentations are included herein. Subsequent Awards Banquets were cancelled due to the ultimate closure of Pompano Park. USHWA-Florida members remain as prolific writers about the standardbred sport, work that is published in leading web and print outlets.
Become an USHWA Member!
You can become a member of USHWA very easily. If you are a communicator in our industry, Full Membership is $60 per year that enabes you to vote for Horse(s) of the Year and Human Awards and also vote for Hall of Fame inductees.
An Associate Membership is just $40 per year with no voting rights and the new Youth Membership is for anyone age 21 or younger that wishes to join at just $20 per year, also without voting rights.
For more information and ot join USHWA clickbelow:
2020 USHWA-Florida Awards Banquet Flyer
2020 Awards Presentations
USHWA Conducts Annual Meeting during 2022 Dan Patch Weekend
Test Of Faith Named 2021 Horse of the Year at Dan Patch 2022 Banquet
2023 Dan Patch Awards Banquet
USHWA National at 75 Years
2024 Dan Patch Awards Site Set