Sydney Collier (SusanJStickle.com)
Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce Judy Werner as the winner of the 2014 USEF Lifetime Achievement Award and Sydney Collier as the 2014 Junior Equestrian of the Year. The recipients will receive their awards at the Pegasus Awards Dinner held Friday, January 16, at The Hyatt Regency Lexington in Lexington, Ky., during the 2015 USEF Annual Meeting.
Junior Equestrian of the Year – Sydney Collier
Seventeen-year-old Sydney Collier is a talented Para-Equestrian who competed at the international level in 2014, including the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. A native of Ann Arbor, Mich., she was diagnosed at the age of seven with a rare congenital birth defect called Wyburn-Mason Syndrome. In spite of this challenge, Collier pursued her love of riding and has become a top equestrian athlete. A prime example of courage, sportsmanship, and dedication, Collier will be awarded the Ruth O’Keefe Meredith Memorial Trophy as the 2014 Junior Equestrian of the Year.
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USEF Lifetime Achievement Award – Judy Werner
Werner, of Waterloo, Ill., has played an influential role in the American Saddlebred industry for decades. Participating as a competitor, breeder, and leader, Werner has made numerous contributions to the equine industry. For her years of service, Werner has been awarded the 2014 USEF Lifetime Achievement Award and will receive the Jimmy A. Williams Lifetime Achievement Trophy at the Pegasus Awards gala.
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Visit https://www.usef.org/convention/ for more information about the 2015 USEF Annual Meeting.