New to the Pegasus Awards celebratory evening, the 2018 Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Equestrian Team Awards will be presented Thursday evening, January 10 at US Equestrian’s Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. US Equestrian’s Pegasus Awards honor some of the great men and women of equestrian sport, including the Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Equestrian of the Year, Junior Equestrian of the Year, Youth Sportsman Award, and many other prestigious honors.
The 2018 Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Equestrian Team award winners demonstrated their excellence in USEF-affiliated collegiate and scholastic organizations in 2018, and will be recognized for their achievements and success during Pegasus night.
The following teams have earned a 2018 Intercollegiate Award:
ANRC National Intercollegiate Equitation Overall Team Champion: Savannah College of Art and Design
IDA National Championship Team: Intermont Equestrian at Emory and Henry
IHSA Collegiate Cup Hunter Seat Team Champion: Skidmore College
ISSRA Championship Team: University of Louisville
USEA Eventing Championship Team: Auburn University
The following team has earned a 2018 Interscholastic Award:
IEA Champion Upper School Hunter Seat Team: Lucky Stables
US Equestrian is proud to introduce the men and women who are recipients of 2018 Pegasus Awards. The following awards are bestowed annually to equestrians for their service to the sport. This year’s recipients are as follows:
USEF Lifetime Achievement Award: Georgie Green
Walter B. Devereux Sportsmanship Award: Anne Gribbons
Richard E. McDevitt Award of Merit: Harry Chapman, Hunter Harrison, Yum Kee Fu, Michael Rhenhemier, and J. Richard Wilkinson
Pegasus Medals of Honor: Ellen DiBella, Janine Malone, Debbie McDonald, and Robert Ridland
Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Award: Allyn McCracken
Youth Sportsman’s Award: Clea Cloutier
The USEF/EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award will be announced at a later date. The 2018 Junior Equestrian of the Year will be announced in mid-December, while the Sallie Busch Wheeler Trophy will be awarded at the USEF Pegasus Awards Ceremony at Annual Meeting.
The 2018 Equestrians of Honor and 2018 Horses of Honor will be announced in mid-December and voting will open to the US Equestrian membership.
To learn more about US Equestrian’s 2019 Annual Meeting and registration, how to purchase tickets to the 2018 Pegasus Awards Ceremony, as well access to a full schedule, visit usef.org/annual-meeting.
Wrapping up an exciting weekend of competition, young horses from all over the planet gathered together in Le Lion d’Angers, France for the final phase of the 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses. This year’s Holekamp/Turner Grant and The Dutta Corp. Prize recipients Cole Horn and MBF Cooley Permission to Land (Cobra x Deeply Dippy K) finished out an educational weekend in the 7-year-old championships in 31st out of 58 pairs.
Florida-based Swedish rider Jennie Jarnstrom-Dennis galloped around clear and fastest of the day on Saturday to take the lead in the inaugural CCI4*-S, sponsored by B&D Builders, at The Event at TerraNova. Jarnstrom-Dennis and her Hanoverian mare Flower Girl (Futurist x Lucy) were fourth after dressage on 30.8. Not a single horse-and-rider combination made the optimum time; she added 10.8 time penalties to lead on 41.6.
Fresh off a top 15 finish in the CCI3*-L at the Maryland 5 Star, Cosby Green is back in Lexington attending class at the University of Kentucky (UK). The 21-year-old is an undergraduate student, a team member and the social chair of the UK eventing team, has two upper-level event horses, Copper Beach and Highly Suspicious, and a young horse, McCreary, who she rode on the winning team of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships.
Course designer Pierre Michelet's cross-country courses for the 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Mondial du Lion were extravagant as always and put young horses to the ultimate test in the 6- and 7-year-old Championships. The 2021 Holekamp/Turner Grant and The Dutta Corp. Prize recipients Cole Horn and MBF Cooley Permission to Land (Cobra x Deeply Dippy K) move forward after the final phase sitting in 30th overnight on a score of 55.8.