The American Hackney Horse Society congratulates its 2018 Annual Award Winners.
Alexandria Nunley — Anna Lee Spires Judd National Amateur Exhibitor Award
Awarded to an exhibitor of Hackneys whose performances in the show ring set standards of competition, sportsmanship and appeal to the general viewing public.
Junior Schut — John H. & Maybelle L. Costello National Breeder Award
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.
Nick Schubert — Junior Exhibitor Award
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.
Tom Lowry — Lydia Luhman Pederson National Distinguished Service Award
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.
Matthew Schuckert and Darien Walker — “Spirit of the Youth Medallion” National Award
Awarded to a youth who has demonstrated an exceptional desire to participate with a Hackney. The first award was given in 2002.
Smith and Alexandra Lilly — Bill G. Robinson National Trainer Award
Awarded to a trainer who personifies the training and exhibiting of Hackneys for the year. The memorial award was first given in the year 2001.
Ali DeGray and Heartland High Tech — Elsa Mikkelsen National Distinguished Service Award
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.
Darrel and Sandy Kolkman — 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.
Please plan to attend the 2019 United Professional Horsemen's Association Conference, January 16-19, 2019, at the Riviera Resort and Spa in Palm Springs, California, where the American Hackney Horse Society, will honor the 2018 recipients. Hotel Reservations, Conference Registration, Schedule of Events and much more valuable information is available here: http://www.uphaonline.com/annual-convention.
-- via AHHS