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ES Wellesley Memorial Trophy
2017 marked the inaugural year of The ES Wellesley Memorial Trophy donated by Ryan Pedigo Hanoverians. This award is presented to the Hanoverian each year with the highest score in the Hunter division. Ryan Pedigo commissioned a beautiful painting of the late stallion ES Wellesley from artist Beth Munnings-Winter. This painting is kept at the AHS central office in Lexington, Kentucky, and each year’s winner’s name is added on an engraved plaque attached to the frame. The winner receives a keeper plaque and a beautiful ribbon.
From Ryan Pedigo:
ES Wellesley was an extraordinary stallion owned by Ryan Pedigo Hanoverians in Riverside, California. Wellesley stood as a “foundation stallion” in the breeding program, and was a treasured family member. ES Wellesley truly left his hoofprint on the Hanoverian breed for all time. As a broodmare sire, Wellesley has continually produced offspring with beauty, consistency, quality, and performance. ES Wellesley’s legacy is firmly established, and lives-on into the future.
The ES Wellesley Memorial Trophy represents a tremendous stallion who produced some of the finest hunters and performance horses. This award, celebrating the top-performing hunter horse of the year, truly commemorates the beautiful legacy of ES Wellesey.
About the artist: Beth Munnings-Winter
I’ve been a horsewoman all my life, variously involved with show hunters, dressage, eventing, and fox hunting. I hold a particular love of warmbloods, and Hanoverians in particular. I’ve also always loved to draw and come from a family of artists, which includes the great painter of horses, Sir Alfred Munnings. Depicting sporthorses in oils is a favorite pastime, and I’ve had the pleasure of painting many Hanoverians over the course of my artistic career. I also enjoy portraying a variety of other animals. My work hangs in collections throughout the USA, in the UK and Ireland, and as far away as New Zealand. I live on a farm in South Carolina, surrounded by horses, cattle, donkeys, dogs, and cats, and look forward to the imminent birth of a first Hanoverian foal out of my Premium Oldenburg mare, by one of the stallions at Pedigo Farms.
ES Wellesley Memorial Trophy Winners
|2017||HPMC/CM Premonition BHF||(Pablo-SPS Galaxis/Ganymed)||Rick Toering||Rick Toering, Va.||Jordan Toering|