2014 Awards Luncheon

_MFB2900 Our annual FHTA Awards Luncheon was held in August at the Hilton Hotel in Ocala. Over 100 guests enjoyed a hot buffet lunch, an annual Event-Free Raffle, door prizes, used tack sale table, vendor’s tables, and our fund-raising silent auction which brought in over $4000!! Our luncheon speaker was Dr. Carol Clark,DVM , from Peterson & Smith Vet Clinic in Ocala, who gave us updates from the USEA Cardiovascular Research Studies.

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We’d like to thank our sponsors for the luncheon — Partners of the Park, Rocking Horse Stables, Horse Shows in the Park, USEA, Dover Saddlery, Equestrian Events, Inc., OBS Feeds, Tack Shack of Ocala, County Saddlery, and Cavalor Feeds.

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Lori Rice presented a slide show of the year’s activities as well as those of our members doing non-horsey activities!

Many awards were handed out to our High Score winners:

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Off-The-Track Thoroughbred – Robin Barr – Tout Fini

Aged Horse – Lindsay Barrack – There’s An App for That

Quarter Horse – Sabra Tanner – Finnegan

Paint Horse – Nicole Challgren – Maximillion

Thoroughbred – Trudy Richardson – Nip & Repent

Pony –   Kanyon Walker – Stattok

Connemara – Karen Joyal – Elderglen’s Lilithe

Gelding – Lindsay Barrack – There’s An App for That

Mare – Vanessa Griggs – Hurrikanh

Master Rider – Cami Topham

Senior Rider – Elliott Blackmon_MFB3010

Junior Rider – Kanyon Walker

Draft Cross- Nicole Challgren – Maximillion

Barefoot Horse – Kanyon Walker –   Stattok

Most Dressage Scores – Cami Topham – Eli

We had over 50 members receive Leg Awards (glassware) for earning two scores in one phase at one level.

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Title Award Winners received grooming halters, weatherproof saddle covers, trophies, and tote bags. These riders accumulated 8 qualifying scores at one level and phase:

Cami Topham                                  Chris Aytug                       Elliott Blackmon

Kanyon Walker                                Karen Joyal                      Karin Rychak

Katarina Campagnola                    Lindsay Barrack              Nicole Challgren

Pam Wood                                       Robin Barr                        Sonia Gamache

Suzen Frisz                                      Trudy Richardson            Vanessa Griggs

Karen Andra                                    Ali Martinez                      Alexis Mast

Carol Ogden                                     Pam Paulk                         Traudi Miller-Moss

Melanie McCarty                            Amber Moss                      Debra Stevenson

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Our silent auction was_MFB2983 a huge success — several wonderful items were donated by sponsors and members. The proceeds from the auction are used for our operating expenses throughout the year, and with the help of our generous sponsors, we are able to offer nice, useful year-end awards to our members.

 

 

 

_MFB2993The Alicia Wishard Memorial Award was presented by Kaite Nighthorse in memory of her mother, Alicia. This award is given to a non-competing person who doesn’t necessarily show competively but helps us become a better organization through volunteering time and effort. We appreciate so much all that this year’s recipient, Brett Rice, has done for us (over a LOT of years!) without any complaints!

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The Susan Neubauer Memorial Award is a perpetual trophy in her memory given every year to a member based on sportsmanship, competition, promoting FHTA to the public, and working behind the scenes, volunteering their time and effort, going above and beyond just “being a member”. This year we awarded the trophy to Trudy Richardson, of Tallahassee, Fl.