Hotel Reservations Open For U.S. Awards

Published: November 29, 2021 12:07 pm EST

Hotel room reservations can now be made for the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s (USHWA) annual Dan Patch Awards banquet, which will be held on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022.

For those planning to attend the gala festivities that will honour the best equines and humans in the sport in 2021, room reservations at the luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida must be made by Friday, Jan. 28. The USHWA rate for a standard room at Rosen Shingle Creek is $199 USD (plus tax). For a direct link to the Rosen Shingle Creek special page to make USHWA room reservations, please click here.

Depending on availability, rooms may still be available after January 28 but can only be made by calling the hotel directly at 866-996-6338 and asking for the “Dan Patch Awards rate.”

This will be the fourth year that Rosen Shingle Creek will host the Dan Patch Awards festivities, returning after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic that led to a virtual awards presentation.

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.

Dinner ticket prices and menu will be announced later, with a reduced price for children 12 and under. All attendees will receive a 10 per cent discount at all of 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.

To inquire about several sponsorship opportunities available for the weekend, including live video streaming, the Red Carpet reception and live feed hosted by Heather Vitale and Heather Wilder, please contact committee chairman Shawn Wiles at or 845-798-4074. Other inquiries about the Dan Patch Awards dinner can be made to USHWA president Kim Rinker at To take out a congratulatory ad in the popular USHWA journal, please contact Lynne Myers at

(With files from USHWA)