Judy Werner, who has played an influential role in the American Saddlebred industry for decades, was honored for her devotion to equestrian sport as the Lifetime Achievement Award winner with the Jimmy A Williams Trophy.
Para-Equestrian Sydney Collier received the Ruth O’Keefe Meredith Memorial Trophy as 2014 Junior Equestrian of the Year for her honor, courage, dedication, and sportsmanship. Click here to see a full list of award winners.
With Beezie winning the USEF Equestrian of the Year title, it’s appropriate that Cortes ‘C’, her World Equestrian Games mount, was named the USEF International Horse of the Year.
A 2002 Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Abigail Wexner, “Tiny” carried Beezie to individual and team bronze at WEG in Normandy. “He’s a horse I’ve believed in from the very beginning,” she said. “I’m so glad he got his year to shine.”
Elis GV, a 2009 Friesian gelding, owned by Beth Kornegay, was named USEF National Horse of the Year after garnering numerous top International Friesian Sport Horse Association titles in 2014.
Four other horses were named 2014 USEF Horses of Honor; click here to learn more about them. We hope to see seem eventers on the list next year!