The American Hackney Horse Society has announced the winners of the association's 2021 annual awards. AHHS will recognize and honor the winners at the United Professional Horsemen's Association/AHHS Convention in Orlando, Florida, in January 2022.
Elizabeth Scoggin -- The Anna Lee Spires Judd Amateur Exhibitor Award is awarded to an exhibitor of Hackneys whose performances in the show ring set standards of competition, sportsmanship and appeal to the general viewing public.
Carl and Kathryn Nichols -- The John H. & Maybelle L. Costello National Breeder Award is awarded to a breeder of Hackneys who has created an impact on the breed as a whole by adding valuable characteristics and improving the Hackney through its development. This honoree will have raised notable individuals whose progeny have gone on to great success both in the show ring and breeding world.
CJ Visser -- The Junior Exhibitor Award is awarded to a junior exhibitor who through his/her efforts has encouraged other youths to participate in the Hackney breed. This individual must exhibit outstanding sportsmanship, suitability to the division in which they participate, presentation of the entries shown, and work to enhance the promotion of the breed through their representation.
Maureen Quackenbush -- The Lydia Luhman Pederson National Distinguished Service Award is awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who without compensation contributed his/her energies into the improvement of the AHHS, its activities, and membership.
Ellie Riva -- The “Spirit Of The Youth Medallion” National Award is awarded to a youth who has demonstrated an exceptional desire to participate with a Hackney. Nominees should be participants in the Youth Medallion Program in the current year. The first award was given in 2002.
Bryan Earehart -- The Bill G. Robinson National Trainer Award is awarded to a trainer or training team who personify the training and exhibiting of Hackneys for the year while demonstrating good sportsmanship and regard for the welfare of the equine. The memorial award was first given in the year 2001.
Colette Hicks Steeb -- The Elsa Mikkelsen Distinguished Service Award is awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who has contributed his/her energies to the promotion of the Hackney Horse or Pony.
Roger L. Sims -- The Annual Gwen Stableford Lifetime Achievement Award honors a person for his or her lifelong contributions to the Hackney industry, dedication to the improvement of the breed, demonstration of their love for the Hackney in or out of the show ring, and support of the American Hackney Horse Society.
-- via AHHS