Thanks to Suzanne Dorrance for documenting the awards ceremony. I have included many winners here, both from the event and from the WSVRHA year-end awards. I have tried to include as many folks as possible from Clifford Horse Training (CHT) as well. Here we go:
This is Maribeth Darras, board member and awards official, accepting the award for Advanced Amateur AQHA winner, Gay Ver Steeg.
Woo Hoo!! AQHA Limited Amateur winner Alexi Connell.
AQHA Youth winner Mei Mei Dorrance
I love that the GSVRHA walk/trot winner was a youth. Congrats to Eva Poleetay
WSVRHA Event winners: Champion Lauren Langbaum, Reserve Mei Mei Dorrance, third Armita Gohary.
Carey Brock, on the far right, donated 500.00 to the WSVRHA Youth High Point winner. That rider was Armita Gohary. This was an emotional and wonderful moment. Armita is so deserving, hardworking, and supportive of her fellow riders. In our sport, these qualities are everything. Carey also honored Armita’s mom, Carolyn, and her trainer, Chris Bugenig. It takes a village.
Heather Bryant, winner of the Novice Event championship. Do those look like tears?? Yup, this was her first buckle.
Congrats to the Limited Event winners, champion Alexi Connell (woo hoo CHT), Reserve Champ Jody Smith (so hardworking and deserving), third place Bev Sparrowk (woo hoo CHT).
A couple of buddies and rivals: Intermediate Event Winner Dawn Poston (woo hoo CHT) and Reserve Champion Mary Nelson.