Tag: Trophy Tales

Jan 30, 2018

Trophy Tales: A History of U.S. Eventing Awards - Amateur of the Year

When Col. Allen D. Smith passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack in 2000 at the age of 64, Area V wanted to figure out a way to honor his legacy and decided to start an award for the Adult Amateur of the Year. Smith was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, but after being commissioned into the Army Corps of Engineers he attended Texas A&M University and earned his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. 

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Oct 20, 2017 Leaderboard

Trophy Tales: A History of U.S. Eventing Awards - Young Rider of the Year

In November of 1979 it was announced in the USCTA News (now Eventing USA) that a new high score award trophy would be presented annually to the leading Junior rider in the country in memory of Linda Moore.

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Jun 27, 2017 Leaderboard

Trophy Tales: A History of U.S. Eventing Awards - Lady Rider of the Year

The Lady Rider of the Year Trophy, donated by June McKnight, is named for Essie Perkins who was a leader in the growth of eventing in the United States.

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May 26, 2017 About

Trophy Tales: A History of U.S. Eventing Awards – Mare of the Year

In March of 1973, the USCTA (now USEA) announced that a new award, the Frolicsome Trophy, would be given annually to the mare accumulating the largest number of points. Donated by Dr. Mary Alice Brown, the award was named in honor of her mare, Frolicsome, who was competed by J. Michael Plumb in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Feb 23, 2017 Leaderboard

Trophy Tales: A History of U.S. Eventing Awards - Rider of the Year

The Windy Acres Trophy has been awarded 56 times to the USEA/USCTA Rider of the Year but only to 16 different people in the history of the Association. The Trophy is synonymous with repeat winners and the base is filled with the same names inscribed multiple times.

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Feb 07, 2017 Leaderboard

Trophy Tales: A History of U.S. Eventing Awards – Horse of the Year

The Horse of the Year title is often considered the most prestigious given out annually by the United States Eventing Association. Awarded to the horse who earns the most points during a single competition year, it honors the true star of the sport.

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