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2019 USEA Hanoverian Eventing Awards Winners
Congratulations to the following USEA Hanoverian Awards winners!
Announcing: The Brooklea Farm Horse of the Year Award for Eventing.
2019 Winner: DANITO owner: Ruth Bley
The AHS is announcing a new award for our members who compete in Eventing.
We have a very generous member and supporter of the sport who approached us earlier this year about sponsoring an award for the Overall Eventing Horse of the Year, for our AHS members who compete in the sport of Eventing.
Beginning in 2019, after we determine our Champions and Reserve Champions at the seven levels of Eventing, we will, using a “difficulty factor”, determine our Evening Horse of the Year. The champion at each successive level going up from Beginner Novice through Advanced will be assigned a percentage factor that reflects the increasing difficulty of the levels in the sport. The horse with the most points after the difficulty factor has been added will be named the Eventing Horse of the Year.
We already have an Overall Dressage Horse of the Year award at the FEI and National Levels, and we have an Overall Hunter Horse of the Year award; now we are thrilled to add this Overall Eventing Horse of the Year award.
Each year, the owner of the winning horse will receive a beautiful etched trophy to keep; and their horse’s name and breed information will go on a plate each year on the Brooklea Farm Eventing Horse of the Year Perpetual Plaque that will be hung in our national office in Kentucky.
We are very pleased to announce that Danito ( Dancier-Wie Musik/Wolkenstein II) imported and owned by Ruth Bley of California, and ridden by Tamra Smith, is our inaugural winner of this prestigious new award! Danito was bred in Germany by Herbert Schuett and is ten years old.
Danito’s success in competition this year includes 2 first-place finishes and a second-place finish at the CCI3* Level at 3 different Events—Fresno County Horse Park, Galway Downs International in March, and again at Galway Downs International in October, all in California. He also had a first-place finish at the Open Intermediate Level at Woodside, also in California. Another major accomplishment was his being the Reserve Champion in the Open Intermediate Division, out of 65 competitors, at the USEA’s American Eventing Championships in Lexington, KY in early September. Another of Ruth Bley’s Hanoverians, En Vogue, also ridden by Tammy Smith, was the Open Intermediate champion that weekend, but Danito ended up with more points overall at the Intermediate Level (CCI3* is the FEI equivalent level to Intermediate) for the year.
The AHS congratulates Ruth Bley and Tammy Smith and of course, Danito, for a stellar competition year in 2019; and we thank the wonderful generosity of our sponsor, Brooklea Farm, for helping to create the special new award for Eventing.
Gallery of Champions and Reserves
Click on one of the thumbnails below (when available) to browse through available images of the Champion and Reserve Champion horses from the divisions listed below. Due to space restrictions, only photos of the Champions and Reserve Champions in each division of the 2019 USEA Hanoverian Awards Winners will appear in the Spring 2020 Yearbook issue of The American Hanoverian. Please forward your photos (high-resolution digital files, *tif, *eps, *jpg, 900 x 1200 pixels minimum) to the AHS Publications Editor. E-mail single digital files to email@example.com (will forward to both the magazine and web editors). Photos must be received by 2/20. All professional photos must include the photographer's name and a release for publication.
|Champion||52||En Vogue||Earl-Laurena/Lauries Crusador xx||Ruth Bley||Heinz Katt, Ger.|
|Reserve Champion||40||Early Review C||Earl-Lois Lane CBF/Le Primeur||Laurie Cameron||Laurie Cameron|
|12||Danito||Dancier-Wie Music/Wolkenstein II||Ruth Bley||Herbert Schuett, Ger.|
|8||Vinetta M||Valentino-SPS Parodie M/ Pommery||Marissa Nielson||Karsten Meyer, Ger|
|Champion||107||Danito||Dancier-Wie Music/Wolkenstein II||Ruth Bley||Herbert Schuett, Ger.|
|Reserve||81||En Vogue||Earl-Laurena/Lauries Crusador xx||Ruth Bley||Heinz Katt, Ger.|
|28||Staccato||Stakkato-Certosa/Charon||Janine & Vic Jaro||Ulrich Fisher, Ger.|
|15||Vinetta M||Valentino-SPS Parodie M/ Pommery||Marissa Nielson||Karsten Meyer, Ger|
|Champion||7||Luftmann MWF||Landfriese II-Karrena/Kalypso||Meredith Michelfelder||Meredith Michelfelder|
|Reserve Co-Champion||6||Calysta MWF||Contucci-Karrenna/Kalypso||Meredith Michelfelder||Meredith Michelfelder|
|Reserve Co-Champion||6||Staccato||Stakkato-Certosa/Charon||Janine & Vic Jaro||Ulrich Fisher, Ger.|
|Reserve Co-Champion||6||Maks Mojo C||Mighty Magic-Winter Morning/Ramiro's Bube||Laurie Cameron||Laurie Cameron|
|Reserve Co-Champion||6||Frankfurt||For Edition-Charen/Chasseur I||Ruth Bley||Georg Gerken, Ger.|
|Champion||5||Mighty Smart||Mighty Magic-Ravenna/Ravallo||Ruth Bley||Veritas Int'l, Ger.|
|Reserve Champion||4||Maks Mojo C||Mighty Magic-Winter Morning/Ramiro's Bube||Laurie Cameron||Laurie Cameron|
|Champion||15||Mighty Smart||Mighty Magic-Ravenna/Ravallo||Ruth Bley||Veritas Int'l, Ger.|
|Reserve Champion||11||Wishful Thinking||Windfall-Miss Mikimoto/Matula||Shanda Wallin||Cheryl Quick|
|7||Maks Mojo C||Mighty Magic-Winter Morning/Ramiro's Bube||Laurie Cameron||Laurie Cameron|
|7||Butt's Aria W||Nobre xx-Grafin Avalon/Graf Top I||Brandye Randermann||Prof. Dr. Volker Steinkraus|
|6||Drummer Boy||Don Principe/Winterzauber/Winterprinz||Madeline Bletzacker||Diane & Jack Vickery|
|5||Frankfurt||For Edition-Charen/Chasseur I||Ruth Bley||Georg Gerken, Ger.|
|5||Rumor Has It (Rivendell)||Rubignon-EM Won Easter Vigil/Widmark||Lauren Chumley||Meg Williams|
|4||Luftmann MWF||Landfriese II-Karrena/Kalypso||Meredith Michelfelder||Meredith Michelfelder|
|2||Grafton||Graf Top II-Crazy Lady/Crazy Classic||Valerie Fox||Parvin Work|
|Champion||55||Drummer Boy||Don Principe/Winterzauber/Winterprinz||Madeline Bletzacker||Diane & Jack Vickery|
|Reserve Champion||12||Double Diamond C||Diacontinus-Lois Lane CBF/Le Primeur||Laurie Cameron||Laurie Cameron|
|10||Butt's Aria W||Nobre xx-Grafin Avalon/Graf Top I||Brandye Randermann||Prof. Dr. Volker Steinkraus|
|9||Wishful Thinking||Windfall-Miss Mikimoto/Matula||Shanda Wallin||Cheryl Quick|
|6||Salt Air Swagger||Sinatra Song-Russian Stage xx/Absent Russian xx||Ann Schliemann||Michael & Alex Makowski|
|4||Lanthan Lights C||Lanthan-Winter Morning/Ramiro's Bube||Laurie Cameron||Laurie Cameron|
|3||Rumor Has It (Rivendell)||Rubignon-EM Won Easter Vigil/Widmark||Lauren Chumley||Meg Williams|
|Champion||30||Cadillac Boy (Rhineland)||Cristallo II-Cayenne S/Coronados-Boy||Sandra Holden||ZG Schraets|
|Reserve Champion||19.5||Capprichia (Cassia)||Contucci-Mary Ann/Contender||Michael Crawford||Harmony Sporthorses|
|13||Salt Air Swagger||Sinatra Song-Russian Stage xx/Absent Russian xx||Ann Schliemann||Michael & Alex Makowski|
|2||Encore||Escudo II-Piccolina I/Cardino||Cathy Norman||Cindy Bellis-Jones|
|2||Double Diamond C||Diacontinus-Lois Lane CBF/Le Primeur||Laurie Cameron||Laurie Cameron|
|Young Event Horse|
|Champion||16||Double Diamond C (4 yr old)||Diacontinus-Lois Lane CBF/Le Primeur||Laurie Cameron||Laurie Cameron|
|Reserve Champion||13||Butt's Aria W (5 yr old)||Nobre xx-Grafin Avalon/Graf Top I||Brandye Randermann||Prof. Dr. Volker Steinkraus|
|9||Lanthan Lights C (4 yr old)||Lanthan-Winter Morning/Ramiro's Bube||Laurie Cameron||Laurie Cameron|