|The WEG crew is reunited! Well, minus Tania.... :-(|
The banquet this year was HUGE! It was held in the ballroom of a local Holiday Inn. It was SO much fun! We had good food, lots of fun auction items, excellent awards, great company and lots of dancing! I danced so much I am still sore today! LOL! The best part was seeing the very strong support from the NJ harness racing community. That to me is the most important group to have on your side as an SPHO and the NJ chapter does it best, in my opinion. Too often SPHO's are anti-racing, which is ridiculous!
|All of the drivers who were there to support!|
|Me accepting the Taurmade Memorial Award from Helene....it is in honor of her horse Taurmade|
|Yep, I had a blast....LOL!|
Anyway, I am very thankful to Helene and her husband for their hospitality, to all of SPHO-NJ for the awesome banquet and awards, and to all of my NJ (and KY!) horse friends who I wish I could see on a more regular basis. :-D
Dreamy was awarded...
Taurmade Memorial Trophy - for the highest dressage score at the National Standardbred Show (for the second time!)
Grand Champion Dressage
Grand Champion Hunter
Grand Champion Combined Training
Reserve Champion Demonstrations
Fourth place 3-Gait Open
Fourth place Versatility
Fifth place Overall High Point (in all divisions)
Sixth place In-Hand
Sixth place Showmanship
Yay mare! I am pretty happy with the awards, especially since 90% of our shows were dressage only! We had another great year of showing. After four banquets over four months, this was our last one. Here's looking towards a great 2011 show season!
Pics from Vicki Wright....there are more on her website.