Mike Huber, longtime coach of the Area V Young Rider team, received a big token of thanks at the Nutrena American Eventing Championships last weekend: a trophy in his honor to be presented at the FEI National Junior and Young Rider Championships each year.
Mike was the YR coach for Area V for 18 years before handing over the responsibilities to Angela Gryzwinski, who has already said she has big shoes to fill. Now, the trophy from Friends of Mike Huber will be awarded to a coach, chef d’equipe or other support person who carries on Mike’s spirit and passion for the sport.
Receiving the news from those near and dear to him at the competitor’s party in Texas last weekend was a big surprise, but a well-deserved one. Please join us in thanking Mike for his dedication to the young riders of the sport and we’re very much looking forward to seeing the inaugural winner crowned in 2016.