Mid-South Eventing & Dressage Association

2017 MSEDA Year-End Awards

12/18/2017 10:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

By Sarah E. Coleman

The MidSouth Eventing and Dressage Association’s Annual Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Lexington Hilton Downtown.

MSEDA members, friends and family members were able to dance to local Lexington favorite The Fever, eat a fantastic meal and mingle outside the usual confines of a horse show or event.

It was a wonderful venue to celebrate all the hard work that went into a terrific 2017 competition year! MSEDA would like to recognize the following winners:

Volunteer Julep Cups

Given to recognize the effort of outstanding volunteers.  The cups are awarded to the 12 individuals with the most volunteer hours worked at MSEDA sanctioned shows. We had two ties this year for hours!

Daphne Mervin

84 hours (tie)

Marjorie Hines

84 hours (tie)

Bev Henson

84 hours (tie)

Mary Ann Andres

88 hours

Cheryl Steele

89 hours

Megan Carr

90 hours

Carol Lee

105 hours (tie)

Marian Zeitlin

105 hours (tie)

Spencer Millard

118 hours

Shelley Ryan

122 hours

Vicki Baumgardner

122.5 hours

Ron McGinley

133.5 hours

Mary Fike

143.5 hours

Debbie Hinkle

155 hours

Kob Ryen Memorial Trophy Winner: Mandy Weissmann
Named for Kob Ryen, who brought eventing to the Bluegrass and was a founding member and first President of MSEDA. Voted on at the Annual Meeting by the general membership and awarded to the individual who has done the most to further the purpose of MSEDA during the year.

FEI Certificate of Achievement: Julie Congleton and Madison Deaton Awarded to any rider who has achieved a minimum score of 57% at the FEI Level at a USEF/USDF recognized competition. 

Dressage Show of the Year: MSEDA Dressage at the Park
This award is given to the Dressage Show that was best run, and most desirable to attend in 2017.

Outstanding Horse Trial or Event: Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event & Team Challenge
This award is given to the Horse Trial or Event that was best run, and most desirable to attend in 2017.

DRESSAGE YEAR-END AWARDS

Dressage High Point Junior Rider: Blake Park
This award is awarded to the rider under 18 who has amassed the greatest number of points competing in dressage during the competition year.

Dressage High Point Young Rider: Madison Deaton
This award is awarded to the rider 18-21 who has amassed the highest number of points in dressage during the competition year.

Dressage High Point Senior Rider: Joan Gariboldi
This award is awarded to the rider between 22-49 who has amassed the greatest number of points in dressage during the competition year.

Dressage High Point Master Rider: Susan Harris  
This award is awarded to the rider 50 and over who has amassed the greatest number of points in dressage during the competition year.

Dressage High Point Adult Amateur Rider(s): Tracy Scott and Amelia Jean Foster
This award is awarded to the amateur rider over 21 who has submitted a copy of his/her USEF amateur card to the Points Chair and amassed the greatest number of points in dressage during the competition year.

The Spy Games Memorial Trophy:  Dressage High Point Award: Joan Gariboldi and Bravo
This award goes to the horse AND rider who have amassed the greatest number of points in dressage during the competition year.  The perpetual trophy was donated in 2009 by Julie Moses in memory of her horse "Spy Games" whose strength, kindness and perseverance touched all who knew him. 

The Tundra Memorial Trophy:  Dressage High Point Mare:  Joan Gariboldi and Cantata
This award is awarded in memory of Susan Posner’s mare Tundra. Awarded to the activated mare who has amassed the greatest number of points in dressage during the competition year. 

Dressage Company's Musical Kur Award: Alison Otter and Sing a Song LC
This award is given to the activated horse and rider who have amassed the greatest number of points in dressage during the competition year.

YEAR END AWARDS: EVENTING

The Craig Bryant Memorial Trophy - Eventing High Point Junior Rider: Gracie Elliott
Named for the son of Don and Martha Bryant, organizers of the Mumford Horse Trials, and awarded to the rider under the age of 18 who has amassed the highest number of points in eventing during the competition year.

Eventing High Point Young Rider: Anne Czerwonka
This award is given to the rider between 18-21 who has amassed the highest number of points in eventing during the competition year.

The Bennett Trophy - Eventing High Point Senior Rider: Megan Moore Named for the son of Joy Bennett, Joy has long been associated with the Covered Bridge Pony Club in Louisville.  This trophy is awarded to the rider between 22 and 49 who has amassed the highest number of points in eventing during the competition year.

The Helmut Graetz Trophy - Eventing High Point Master Rider: Anna Kjellstrom
Named for Helmut Graetz, long-time MSEDA member, coach and volunteer. This trophy is awarded to the rider age 50 and over who has amassed the highest number of points in eventing during the competition year.

Midnight Sam Memorial Trophy - Eventing High Point Award: Mooney McGuire
Named in memory of Irene Roechel's horse, Midnight Sam, this trophy is awarded to the activated horse who has amassed the highest number of points in eventing during the competition year.  Irene was a founding member of MSEDA.

The Pony Club Award: Winner: Madison Deaton, H-B HM, C-2 Traditional, C-3 Dressage member of Covered Bridge Pony Club in the Midsouth Region
Given to the MSEDA member in good standing who accumulates the highest number of points and is also a member of a recognized Pony Club. 

The Tessie’s Brite Star Trophy and Eventing High Point Adult Amateur Award: Kelly Rover
This award is given to the rider over age 21 who has amassed the greatest number of points competing in eventing during the competition year.

The Philosopher Trophy - Eventing High Point Mare: Carlie McClearin
Named in memory of Bryn Wilborn's eventing mare, Philosopher, this trophy is awarded to the activated mare who has amassed the highest number of points in eventing during the competition year.

The Grasshopper Trophy - High Point MSEDA Off the Track Thoroughbred: Promisethemoon
Named in honor of Megan Moore’s Off the Track Thoroughbred, The Grasshopper, this trophy is awarded to the high point Thoroughbred in the Eventing Division.  The horse must be tattooed or have a TIP number and be nominated for eligibility.

Hall of Distinction Awards: Julie Congleton with Utopia; Madison Deaton with Rasputin in Dressage; Megan Lynn with The Natural E in Eventing
Awarded to any MSEDA member in good standing who has completed an FEI competition. 

Midsouth Eventing & Dressage Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

MSEDA’s mission is to promote and preserve the sports of Eventing and Dressage in the Mid-South area, by providing leadership and education to its members and the community at large. To further these goals, MSEDA will provide educational opportunities, fair and safe competitions, promote the welfare of the horse and rider and reward the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the FEI level.

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