Nomination Criteria

2020 Celebration will feature previously nominated horses


If more then 5 horses and 4 people are nominated the horses and people with the most nominations will be put on that year’s ballot.
Show Hunter nominees

 must meet the following three criteria:

1. Horse must have been stabled in NC or SC for a minimum of 6 months.
2. Horse must have proven itself as an outstanding show hunter (e.g., champion or reserve champion at a major national competition such as the National Horse Show, the   Washington International Horse Show, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, or the Devon Horse Show).
3. Horse must be permanently retired from showing.
 
The Horseman category is open to riders, trainers, owners and pillars of the show hunter community.
Candidate must meet the following three criteria:
1. Candidate must have resided in NC or SC for a minimum of 6 months.
2. Candidate must have participated in the show hunter community for a minimum of 15 years.

3. Candidate must have made a substantial positive impact on the upper levels of the sport of show hunters.

 

The Elma Garcia award is given annually to an exemplary horse that showed in the Adult Amateur or Children’s Hunter division.
Horse must meet the following three criteria:
1. Horse must have been stabled in NC or SC for a minimum of 6 months.
2. Horse must have proven itself as an outstanding show hunter in the Adult Amateur or Children’s Hunter Division at USEF (previously AHSA) sanctioned horse shows.
3. Horse must be permanently retired from showing.
The Janet Peterson trophy is an award recognizing those who make the dreams of riders and horses come true. People such as owners, sponsors, vets, farriers, grooms, show managers, judges, stable managers and many others. Our criteria in recognizing the every day unsung hero is simple: recognize those who strive to make the sport of show hunters better. Janet Peterson was one such owner, a true lifelong horsewoman, who for decades owned and enjoyed the careers of numerous top show hunters. Probably the most famous was Brunello, co-owned by Janet and Liza Towell-Boyd, currently the most decorated International Hunter Derby champion of all time.