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.
The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation has awarded the 2020 Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant to Mia Farley, a current member of the United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 Program.
Have you ever wanted to look through the judge’s eyes and see what they see during the conformation portion of a USEA Young or Future Event Horse competition? Now is your chance! Using only a photo and information on age and breed, legendary horseman and prior FEH/YEH Championship judge Chris Ryan is sharing his insights into young horse conformation in our Conformation Critique article series.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted last night to mirror the dates decided by US Equestrian (USEF) for suspending recognizing competitions and educational activities. The USEA will extend its suspension of recognizing events under its direct jurisdiction through May 3, 2020. The suspension extends also to USEA recognized educational activities, Young Event Horse, Future Event Horse, and New Event Horse competitions.
The only rider to have won the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials a record six times, Lucinda Green MBE is an eventing hero. A mainstay of the British Eventing Team for 14 years, Green is best known for her stylistic cross-country riding technique and impressive list of career highlights which includes an Olympic silver medal in addition to top placings at over 40 international three-day events.