Oct 17, 2022

Nominations for 2022 USEA Appreciation Awards Close October 28

By Hannah Seagle - USEA Staff
Stephanie Simpson, recipient of the 2021 Liz Cochran Memorial Grooms Award. USEA/ Leslie Mintz photo

This is an opportunity for the sport to recognize those horses and riders who excelled in Eventing throughout the year. It is also an opportunity to recognize and honor the very important people who have served the sport tirelessly both in a non-riding capacity and riding capacity during their golden years.

While it is a simple matter of tabulating points earned in a competition to arrive at horse and rider awards, it is a very different proposition when it comes to the non-rider awards; these awards require nominations from our members.

The Appreciation Awards Committee is currently accepting nominations for the awards listed below. If you know someone who is deserving of one of these awards, please submit your nominations for consideration to:

Cathy Forsberg, Chairman of the USEA Appreciation Awards Committee
c/o USEA Attn: Hannah Seagle

Email: [email protected]
Fax: (703) 779-0550.
Deadline for nominations: Friday, October 28, 2022

The 2022 Annual Awards Ceremony will be held during the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in Savannah, Georgia. The awards luncheon is currently scheduled to begin on December 9, 2022 at 12pm.

APPRECIATION AWARDS CATEGORIES:

  • Courtney C. Reeves Memorial Trophy: Awarded to the young individual who exemplifies sportsmanship, the spirit of the sport, and who gives back to the sport.
  • Ironmaster Trophy: Awarded to the individual that exemplifies fortitude and courage. Open to anyone associated with the sport as a volunteer, spectator, official, trainer, competitor, groom, or groundskeeper.
  • Vintage Cup: Awarded to members 60-years of age and over who are competing at any level in recognized USEA competitions and who show good sportsmanship.
  • Sue Hershey Award: The Sue Hershey Award honors an ICP Certified Instructor, who exemplifies the values, commitment, and character of the ICP program and who has inspired students in the sport of eventing, with their instruction, encouragement and long-term dedication to teaching correct horsemanship and stable management skills.
  • The Neil Ayer Course Designer’s Award: Awarded to a cross-country designer in recognition of their innovation and vision. Awarded to one individual every Hall of Fame year.
  • Posthole Digger Award: Awarded to a cross-country builder in recognition of their talent and dedication to their craft. Awarded to one individual every Hall of Fame year.
  • Liz Cochran Memorial Grooms Award: Awarded to an eventing groom who has shown dedication to the sport and the horses they serve.

NOMINATION FOR CONSIDERATION IS TO INCLUDE:
Name of award, name of nominee, address of nominee, USEA area, age (if applicable) and, reason for the nomination. The Reason for the nomination should include a concise, but detailed biography of your nominee, clearly describing the attributes that pay tribute to the criteria of the award up for consideration.

If your nominee is selected, a photo will also be required. To make this experience exciting for both the recipients and attendees of the Awards Reception, the names selected will be kept a secret until the award is presented. Although it may not be an easy task, we ask those making the nomination to ensure that the candidate is able to attend the Awards Reception.

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2022 USEA Classic Series Season Comes to a Close at Ram Tap

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Nov 29, 2022 Area Championships

Crabo, Keyser, and Martin Conclude 2022 Season with Area X Championship Honors

Concluding the 2022 Area Championships season was the Area X Championships held during the SAzEA H.T. which took place November 19-20 in Tucson, Arizona. Three Championship divisions were offered, allowing three horse and rider pairs the opportunity to conclude their 2022 eventing season by being crowned champion!

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