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2011 Trophies

CIC** $5,000 Purse

The Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation

CIC* $2,500 Purse

The Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation

Purse for National Divisions

The Cook Family

Stuart Horse Trials' Coolers by Horseware/Triple Crown Products

Winning Individual, in all divisions
Embroidered and custom designed coolers by Horseware/Triple Crown Products

The "Wise Decision" Trophy

Winning CIC** Rider
Given by the Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation, in memory of Wise Decision, honoring all past, present and future equine athletes.
2011 Winner: Will Coleman on Vancouver

The Elaine & Richard Wilson Trophy

Winning Rider CIC*
Given by the Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation in recognition of the parents who give their young equestrians their time, energy and loving support.
2011 Winner: Valerie Vizcarrondo on Playtime

The Woodlander Trophy

Winning Open Intermediate Rider
Given by Kyra King Stuart and Heidi Stuart Vahue in honor of Heidi's former Preliminary and Intermediate partner.
2011 Winner: Phillip Dutton on The King's Spirit

The Rufus Wesson Trophy

Winning Rider Open Prelim A
Donated by the Crystal family in honor of Rufus Wesson as past USPC President.
2011 Winner: Will Coleman on Ideal Contini

The Elisabeth Wesson Trophy

Winning Rider Open Prelim B
Given by the Stuart Horse Trials Committee in appreciation of Mrs. Rufus Wesson, whose encouragement of young riders in Western New York has been unparalleled.
2011 Winner: Ellie Van Gemeren on Gemini Pilot

The Beamer Trophy

Overall top placing Preliminary mare
Given by Brant Gamma in honor of her Beamer
2011 Winner: Holly Payne on Madeline

Ida Mizelle Joseph Trophy

Best Dressage Score, any Training Level
Given in memory of the Mendon Pony Club volunteer instructor who founded the Western New York Dressage Association.
2011 Winner: Darren Chiacchia on Ballzauber

The Amanda Bader Trophy

Highest Scoring Adult Amateur in Training Rider
Donated by Brant Gamma and Peter Landon in memory of Amanda Bader who won a Training Division at Cosequin Stuart Horse Trials in 2005 on her mare, Samira.
2011 Winner: Kimberly Stinson on Otto

The Cobblestone Trophy

Winning Rider Junior (18 & under) Training Division
Given by the de Papp family in recognition of their Cobblestone, USEA National Young Rider Horse of the Year in 1980.
2011 Winner: Nicholas Hansen on Grand Cru

The Sweet Hickory Trophy

Winning Rider Junior (18 & under) Novice Division
Donated by the O'Hara family in memory of Jennifer's outstanding Connemara mare, who also evented with Jennifer Schaller-Henderson of Mendon Pony Club.
2011 Winner: Lexie Bailey on Going For The Gold

Major Anthony A. J. Rethy Perpetual Trophy

Best Dressage Score in Novice Rider Division
Given by Kristie Van Valkinburgh of VanDesign and Jackie Kinney of Coverly Equestrian Center, in memory of their beloved Hungarian riding instructor, one of the founders of both eventing and dressage competition in Western New York.
2011 Winner: Susan Cipolla on Tres Cool

Stuart Horse Trials Vintage Cups

Best overall score in each of the four levels
For competitors 45 years and holding
CIC**/OI: Phillip Dutton on The King's Spirit
CIC*/Prelim: Kathryn Lasher on Silver Surfer
Training: Marilyn Payne on Safe Harbor
Novice: Dick Bayly on Cool Jack

The Dr. Herbert M. Friedman Award

Best Scoring Off the Track Thoroughbred
Open to all off track thoroughbred horses. Trophy and six ribbons awarded at each level, given by Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program in honor of Herbert M. Friedman, DVM.

SHT Masters Divisions

Open to all riders 40 or older. Three ribbons awarded at each level.

Irish Draught Horse Society of North America

Will present awards to highest placed Irish Draught in each level. To be eligible, horses must be at least 1/8 Irish Draught on their pedigree.

Charles Owen Technical Merit Awards

Will be presented to riders in the Training Rider and Junior Training Rider divisions. Judging criteria will include evaluation of gallop for the terrain, appropriate balance and safe negotiation of individual obstacles, security and effectiveness of rider's position, and overall assessment of of horse and rider as a team at this level. Three ribbons in each division and top scorer receives a gift certificate for a Charles Owen body protector and a helmet bag.

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