Elma Garcia Award
At the inaugural CSHHF induction ceremony, naming rights for an annual award
given to an exemplary horse that showed in the Adult Amateur or Children’s Hunter division were auctioned off as a fundraiser. Mr Cannavino topped the bidding, naming the trophy “The Elma Garcia Award” in his wife’s honor. Elma Garcia is an accomplished amateur dressage rider. In 2017 she won the US Dressage Finals in the adult amateur division of Prix St. George and Intermediare I. Professionally she is an award winning director of commercials. Both she and her husband moved to the Tryon area in 2017.
Winner: Foreign Exchange
Champion Children’s Hunter, first for Haley David, and then for Megan Millon, both of Easley, SC. He was a force to be reckoned with, beautiful to look at, the under saddle winner, and ended up champion or reserve almost every time out. “Floppy” was TR&HC Grand Children’s Hunter Champion three times. He was trained throughout his career by Holli Adams, currently of Still Creek Farm in Columbus, NC.
and dedicated promoter of the sport of show hunters.
Winners: Gerald & Betsy Pack
In Betty Oare’s words: “Gerald and Betsy Pack have been the glue that keeps all the horse show people together, they are a real team! They have been so supportive of the horse community when things weren’t as thriving as they are now. There’s no one who deserves to be honored more. With hearts of gold, together they run a truly professional stable while being consistent and everlasting ambassadors for the sport.”