Last Call For Dan Patch Room Discounts

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Published: January 26, 2022 01:20 pm EST

The U.S. Harness Writers Association’s (USHWA) annual Dan Patch Awards banquet, sponsored by Caesar’s Entertainment, is set for Sunday night, Feb. 20 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.

The deadline to make room reservations at Rosen Shingle Creek is Friday, Jan. 28 and can be made by using the USHWA link to the hotel’s reservations page that can be found below.

Room reservations may be still available after the deadline but only by calling the hotel at 866-996-6338 or 407-996-6338 and asking for the Dan Patch Awards/USHWA rate.

Tickets for the Dan Patch Awards banquet are $185, with a filet mignon dinner featured. There is also a reduced-priced menu option for children 12 and under. Tickets can be ordered until February 14 by contacting Judy Davis-Wilson at or 302-359-3630.

The Dan Patch Awards banquet annually honours the best and brightest performers, both human and equine, of the previous season. The award winners are selected by USHWA, with all winners announced in advance except for Pacer of the Year, Trotter of the Year, and Horse of the Year, which will be revealed the night of the banquet. USHWA will hold its annual director’s meeting on Saturday, Feb. 19 and its general membership meeting the morning of the banquet.

Located just off Universal Boulevard, within 10 minutes of the Orlando International Airport and minutes from the many area attractions, the 1,500-room Rosen Shingle Creek is a five-star property that is ranked a top-20 U.S. meeting hotel by Cvent.

The property includes four swimming pools, two lighted tennis courts, a spa that includes nine treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an 18-hole, Arnold Palmer redesigned golf course. There are also 15 restaurants/lounges, including the upscale steakhouse A Land Remembered, the fine-dining bistro Cala Bella, Cafe Osceola, Tobias Burgers and Brews, Banrai Sushi, Mi Casa Tequila and Taqueria, and a 24-hour deli.

By mentioning “Dan Patch,” all attendees will receive a 10 per cent discount at all the above-mentioned restaurants, a 10 per cent discount at the Spa at Shingle Creek, and a green fees discount at the Shingle Creek Golf Club.

All standard rooms under the USHWA block are $199 nightly (plus applicable taxes). For room reservations, please click here for USHWA’s dedicated hotel link, which can also be found at the USHWA website. Attendees can also contact the Rosen Shingle Creek reservations department directly at the aforementioned phone numbers and ask for the Dan Patch Awards/USHWA rate.

(With files from USHWA)