Category Archives: Awards

Journalists to Vote for Best Press Office in Rolex FEI World Cup Western European League 2010/2011 Season

Geneva, 12 December 2010 – Media accredited to cover any of the 12 Western European League qualifiers and the Final of the 2010/2011 Rolex FEI World Cup will have the chance to judge the quality of the working conditions in the series’ press offices. Journalists and photographers will be asked to evaluate the media facilities, the press conference set-up, the quality and speed of information provided to the media, including the event’s website, the services to photographers, and, of course, the efficiency and friendliness of the press office staff.

This new award for the Best Press Office of the Rolex FEI World Cup Western European League is being introduced to celebrate the hard work of the event organising teams and also to identify areas for further improvement and development.

The idea for this award, supported by the series’ title sponsor, Rolex, was first suggested at a press officers’ seminar earlier this year at the Rolex FEI World Cup Final held in Geneva. The winning press team will be awarded an especially commissioned prize presented by Rolex. And they will be able to celebrate victory in style as they will also receive a magnum of champagne.

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Nominations Needed for 2010 Hottest Horseman Awards

The Horse Radio Network announces their First Annual Hottest Horsemen Awards, featuring the 2010 Most Eligible Horse Bachelor!

December 10, 2010 – Lexington, KY: HORSES IN THE MORNING host, Jamie Jennings, along with Helena Bee of HRN’s Stable Scoop show, are leading the charge in this fun and exciting celebration of the fabulous horsemen in all our lives. With such a diverse population of dedicated, bright and handsome men in the horse world, the ladies of HRN thought the end of the year would be a lovely time for us horse girls to show our appreciation for the men among us.

The categories for this year’s awards are:

* Most Eligible Bachelor
* Hottest Horse Husband
* Hottest Horse Dad
* Hottest Farrier
* Hottest Veterinarian
* Best Horse Couple (that’s best horse and rider!), and …
* Best in Breeches

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Stable Scoop Episode 121 by Omega Alpha – Hott Guys, Goals and Foals

The First Annual HRN Hottest Horseman Awards are announced, we take a look at goal setting for 2011 with Anastasia Burke, and Anna Twinney joins us to discuss foal gentling and the PMU foals. Listen in…

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John ‘Jack’ Kimball & Judith Noone to Receive 2010 USDF Lifetime Achievement Award

Lexington, KY (November 24, 2010) – The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to John ‘Jack’ Kimball and Judith Noone at the Salute Gala & Annual Awards Banquet on December 3, 2010, at the Adequan/USDF National Convention & Symposium in Jacksonville, FL. These two recipients have shown a lifetime of dedication to USDF through volunteering, and developing programs, projects, and committees that have contributed to USDF’s mission. They also have a long history of membership in USDF.

The late John “Jack” Kimball, of McIntosh, FL, was an active volunteer with USDF from its beginnings in 1973 until his death in June 1996.  Kimball was a founding member of USDF, served on several USDF committees, including Technical Delegates, Symposium Organizing, and Show Management, served as USDF Region 3 Director from 1979-1987, was a well-known American Horse Shows Association (now US Equestrian Federation) “R” dressage judge and technical delegate, and helped a number of USDF Group Member Organizations (GMOs) get off the ground.  These included the Florida Dressage Society which is one of USDF’s first charter GMOs for which he served as an official representative at the inaugural USDF meeting.

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AQHA: World Show Wrap-Up

The American Quarter Horse Journal – The American Quarter Horse Association crowned 94 world champions in Oklahoma City during the Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open World Championship Show November 6-20.

AQHA world champions received a prize package that included a Montana Silversmiths sterling-silver buckle with 14-karat gold overlay, a neck wreath, custom-designed gold-tone trophy, specially designed and logoed Cripple Creek jacket, medallion, a pair of smooth ostrich Techno Crepe Justin Boots, Professional’s Choice products, 100 pounds of Nutrena feed as well as a cash prize.

Meet each of our newly crowned AQHA world champions, and learn more about their accomplishments at

AQHA also recognized some of the top competitors at the World Show, including the Farnam Superhorse, the Oklahoma Leading Owner and the Farnam All-Around Amateur.

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Caroline Roffman Honored by HRH Princess Haya at FEI Awards Ceremony in Taipei

United States Dressage rider Caroline Roffman won the 2010 Rising Star Award from the International Equestrian Federation and received her award at the 2010 FEI Awards ceremony in Taipei. HRH Princess Haya, FEI President, presented Roffman with her award. (Photo courtesy of William Tzeng/FEI)

One American Rider Recognized at FEI Awards Ceremony

Wellington, FL (November 8, 2010) – Although she just turned 22 years old, dressage rider Caroline Roffman has already had many memorable moments in her career. Roffman can now add winning the 2010 FEI Rising Star Award to that list, along with flying to Taipei for a dazzling awards ceremony and accepting her award from Her Royal Highness Princess Haya, FEI President.

Roffman was named the 2010 Rising Star by the International Equestrian Federation and received her award at the 2010 FEI Awards ceremony in Taipei.

“I was both honored and astounded to win the Rising Star Award,” Roffman said.

Roffman said that being able to see Taipei and experience the culture in a different part of the world was an unforgettable experience. “The most amazing part of winning the award was getting to meet Princess Haya. I also enjoyed meeting the other winners and hearing their experiences,” Roffman said, adding that she also was honored to meet USEF President David O’Connor and Frank Kemperman, the Managing Director of the Aachen Horse Show.

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Eric Lamaze Named as Owner of the Year

(L-R): Christian Baillet, Chairman of the JOC and Sven Holmberg, First Vice-President of the FEI, presenting Owner of the Year award to Eric Lamaze

19 October 2010 – For the second year running, Eric Lamaze and John Fleischhacker, joint-owners of the 14 year old bay stallion Hickstead, have been awarded the prestigious title of “Owner of the Year” by the Jumping Owners Club. Hickstead and Canadian rider Eric Lamaze continued their superb form to maintain their position as the most successful horse and rider combination in 2009.

Christian Baillet, Chairman of the Jumping Owners Club, and FEI First Vice President Sven Holmberg presented the award to Eric Lamaze. The ceremony took place during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington (KY), USA.

Formed in 2005 and supported by Rolex, the Jumping Owners Club is an exclusive organisation of international owners which works towards growing the popularity of the sport around the world. It is the only body which represents the views and opinions of the owners, and works closely alongside the FEI in building the profile and inclusiveness of Jumping.

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Nominations Now Open for The USEF/EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award

WESTPORT, CT – September 10, 2010 – Nominations are now open for the Second Annual USEF/The EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award.

In 2009, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the The EQUUS Foundation jointly established the Humanitarian Award to celebrate the humanitarian achievements made by a member of the equestrian community. Specifically, the goal of this humanitarian honor is to spotlight and exalt the selfless dedication one individual or a group of individuals has made, whether on a regional or national scale.

From improving the health and welfare of the horse to promoting and expanding the general public’s appreciation and respect of the diverse role of horses not just in equestrian sports but also as aides to the general public, the recipient of this award will be someone who has devoted considerable personal time to making the quality of life of our equine partners paramount.

The award will be presented at the 2011 USEF Pegasus Awards Dinner during the Federation’s Annual Meeting in January. The recipient of the Humanitarian Award will receive a $5,000 grant from The EQUUS Foundation to be awarded to the equestrian or horse-related charity of his or her choice.

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The EQUUS Foundation Announces 2010 Grant Awards

WESTPORT, CT – August 31, 2010 – The Board of Directors of The EQUUS Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the award of its 2010 grants to 60 charitable organizations that use the horse to benefit the public; promote the horse’s health and welfare; and advance the equestrian sport.

The EQUUS Foundation is dedicated to securing homes and useful lives for horses, enhancing the lives of people who benefit from horses, and educating the public on the significant impact horses have in our every day lives.

Today, millions of people are involved with horses – recreationally, competitively, and therapeutically. Age is not a limitation – horses are helping children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Therapeutically, our equine partners have long been helping individuals bear the burdens of disabilities and debilitating diseases as well as those coping with economic disadvantages and at-risk situations.

Most recently, horses are coming to the aid of children with autism. Autism represents perhaps the fastest growing population who can benefit from equine therapies. Based on Center for Disease Control (CDC) data, an average of 1 in 110 children have been diagnosed with autism, a 57% increase in the rate of diagnosis based on a 4-year CDC study conducted from 2002 to 2006. A U.S. Department of Education study determined that autism diagnosis is growing at a rate of 10-17% year.

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British Actor Jeremy Irons Supports 2010 FEI Awards

25 August 2010 – Distinguished British actor and enthusiastic horseman Jeremy Irons is supporting the 2010 awards organised by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the governing body of horse sport. He is calling on the equestrian community to nominate deserving individuals before the 30 August deadline.

Irons, whose acting career spans theatre, TV and cinema, is well known for his roles in films such as The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981), Dead Ringers (1988), Reversal of Fortune (1990), Damage (1993), Lolita (1997), The Merchant of Venice (2004) and Appaloosa (2008). His talent has earned him many prestigious Best Actor awards.

Commenting on the FEI Awards, Irons said:

“As a keen rider, I can think of nothing better than to celebrate those individuals who dedicate so much of their time, energy and love to the sport. The FEI Awards are a unique chance for you to nominate and celebrate those individuals whose devotion deserves recognition.”

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