FSHPA Inc. Communications,  Lois Hottinger

Check here for the latest Florida World of Horseshoes News. Just E-mail me with Tournament or Player News that we need to let Florida Horseshoe Players know. It will be posted here as needed with the date posted for your information. Thanks,   Lois Hottinger  email:  lchipper@hotmail.com



December 1, 2018

FLORIDA CLUB TEAM EVENT hotel has a group rate for January 24 and/or January 25, 2019:

Quality Inn

6727 14th Street West US 41

Bradenton, FL  32407

Phone:  941-758-7199

Room Rate:  $69.99 plus tax $8.40 = $78.39/night (2 full size beds or 1 king)

When making your reservation, let them know you are part of the Florida Horseshoe Pitcher’s Association.

 This is the same Quality Inn used at the last Fl State Tournament in Bradenton.

The Hotel Web link is  https://www.choicehotels.com/quality-inn  However, you will need to make reservations by telephone to get the group rate.




Thanks to Ron Deckard for sending the email with the link to this video!


Some of you may have seen this video already. This is a great documentary of the Horseshoe Pitcher, Jimmy Risk. He is in the FSHPA Hall of Fame, Indiana Hall of Fame, and the NHPA Hall of Fame. The video is 1hour 5min long but is well worth watching to the end. I was very impressed with the video. Ryan Ingram and the Montpelier, Indiana History Club did a great job telling his story. A lot of great pictures and information about the early years when the World Tournament was held in St. Petersburg, FL and the legacy of Jimmy Risk traveling around the country doing exhibition and trick horseshoe pitching. I sent Ryan Ingram the biography information we had in the FSHPA Hall of Fame and a copy of the photos in the FHSPA HOF. They did a great job producing this documentary and really put a lot of work into it.   To view the video, right click on the link and select “open in a new window.”


                                    The Story of Jimmy Risk


                                       The Rules for 2018-19 Tournament Participation Contest


1. The FSHPA member who participates in the most Florida Tournaments over quota of (16)  from  April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019 will win.  The winner will receive a $65 pair of horseshoes (winner’s choice) , and tournament shirt that identifies them as (# 1 ) for the year. If we have a tie for 1st. a mini drawing will held to decide the tiebreaker for the winner. Those who do not win the tie breaker see rule    ( # 2)


2.  All FSHPA members who do not win the top prize and surpasses a quota of 16 Tournaments will have their name placed into a drawing.   I.E. If you complete 20 Tournaments your name will go in 4 times.  Member’s name picked will receive a $65 pair of horseshoes of his/her choice.  


3. A quota of 10 Florida Tournaments (NHPA) out of state members has been established. Any Tournament over Quota, your name will be entered into a drawing for a free Florida Tournament of your choice for 2018-2019 season.


4. All drawings will be held at the Florida State Tournament at Flagler Palm Coast, Florida---- April 2019




Bob Dunn, NHPA Historian, has just completed publishing a book about a phase of our sport that very few are aware of - The AAU National Amateur Horseshoe Pitching Championships. It is interesting and well done. After the publishing costs are recovered the proceeds will go to the NHPF, Bob will not earn a penny on this project. Please forward this postcard to all on your contact list and have it reprinted in your charter newsletter. Encourage your members to purchase a copy and for clubs to purchase copies to use in tournaments as fundraisers. Let's support Bob's efforts here to raise funds for the NHPF. Please direct all responses to Bob Dunn  bobcharlesdunn@aol.com