Dec 19, 2019

US Equestrian Announces 2019 Horse and Equestrian of the Year Nominees

By USEF - Edited Press Release
Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg. Erin Gilmore Photo.

US Equestrian is pleased to introduce the following Horses and Equestrians of Honor, who had tremendous achievements throughout 2019. Each year, US Equestrian names a National Horse of the Year and an International Horse of the Year from the Horses of Honor roster. For the first time, an International Equestrian of the Year and a National Equestrian of the Year will be named for their achievements in 2019.

Winners are determined based on the results of online voting, which is now open through Thursday, January 2, 2020 at midnight. The International and National Horses of the Year will be named on January 11, 2020, during the Horse of the Year Awards presented by AON and the 2019 International and National Equestrians of the Year will be awarded on January 10, 2020, during the 2019 Pegasus Awards presented by Adequan® during the US Equestrian Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The seven Horses of Honor and 10 Equestrians of Honor are listed below. For more information about each nominee and to cast your vote, click here.

International Horses of Honor

  • Tsetserleg
  • Darry Lou
  • First Apple

National Horses of Honor

  • CH The Daily Lottery
  • El Primero
  • Shezaffirecracker
  • Zander fan Camelot Ster

International Equestrians of Honor

  • Boyd Martin
  • Beezie Madden
  • Cade McCutcheon
  • Cheryl Van Deusen

National Equestrians of Honor

  • Liz Bentley
  • Chris Bickford
  • Mike Goebig
  • Nick Haness
  • Kim Morgan
  • Stanley White III
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