Skip to content

ASHA Annual Awards Luncheon


The ASHA Awards luncheon featured two dramatic speakers. Tandy Patrick, chairman of the Kentucky Horse Park and Jim Host, chairman of the 2010 World Equestrian Games, addressed the audience to discuss the upcoming World Equestrian Games to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2010. This is the largest single sporting event to come to the Southeastern United States. It will feature seven equestrian events and officials expect 500-600 thousand people to attend, 40% of those visiting from outside the United States. This is the first time the games have been held within the United States.

            Jim Host, chairman of the 2010 World Equestrian Games  

Scott and Carol Matton were also honored at the luncheon with the National Horseman Castleman Award. A gracious Scott Matton accepted the award but insisted that it should have been given to Knollwood Farm to include all of their instructors, assistants and staff.

                              Castleman Award winner, Scott Matton
The American Saddlebred Association of Wisconsin and American Saddle Horse Association of Virginia were honored as the Charter Clubs of the Year.

      Carol Reedy (left) of ASHAV and Shelagh Roell (right) of ASAW,
    accepting Charter Clubs of the Year from ASHA President Fred Sarver


The National Pleasure Horse Awards were also presented. Andy Freseth was on hand to accept an armload of winning coolers. 

   Andy Freseth represented several            Mary Strohfus accepted her award
     of Hollow Haven’s winners.                           for Sedona Red. 


The winners of the National Pleasure Horse Awards are as follows:

Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Adult    

CH Ninety-Eight Degrees  - Alice Unger

Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Junior Exhibitor (tie)    

Vegas Dreams - Victoria McCune    

Wind Cruzer  - Callie Smith

Western Country Pleasure    

Sedona Red  - Mary Strohfus

Five-Gaited Show Pleasure

Stonewall's Stargate - Patrice Watson

Show Pleasure Driving    

CH Heir's Town - Alice Unger

Country Pleasure Driving    

CH Callaway's Pretty Penny - Nancy Anderson

Country Pleasure Junior Exhibitor    

The Bachelor Prince - Christy Bennett

Country Pleasure Adult
CH The Shadow Knows - Sherry Frankel-Deal   

More Stories

  • High Point Correction Deadline Approaching

    As the season comes to an end, the High Point Report is also soon coming to a close and we need your help! The Saddle Horse Report is asking readers to have any changes needing to be made to their High Point standings to us prior to Dec 7. Read More
  • Blythewood Matriarch Passes

    Sad news came from Cleveland, Tennessee this morning with the passing of Blythewood Farm matriarch Betty Neil. Purchased for her as a little girl by her father, the late Blythe Mayfield, Blythewood Farm has been an integral part of the American Saddlebred industry since 1942... Read More
  • Paul Briney Passes Away

    Paul Briney passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 due to complications from several strokes this year. Briney’s contributions to the American Saddlebred industry are numerous including his many years as president and manager of the Midwest Charity Horse Show as well as many years served as president of the Illinois Horsemen’s Council... Read More
  • TASHA Announces Holiday Horse Show

    The Texas American Saddle Horse Association (TASHA) is proud to announce that the 2018 Holiday Horse Show will be held on December 1-2, 2018 in Bryan, TX at the Brazos County Expo located at 5827 Leonard Rd.Celebrating 45 years of horse shows, TASHA invites all fans and supporters to come and honor this milestone. Read More
  • Latest Issue November 5 18`

    Read More
  • Heads Up: Traffic Impact for Friday Move In at the UPHA American Royal National Championship

    Move in times will be impacted Friday, November 2, 2018 due to a campaign rally by the Vice President at Hy-Vee Arena (formerly known as Kemper Arena)... Read More
  • Debate Heats Up Over Proposed Roadster Rule Change

    A debate over the future of the Road Horse division continues to split opinions among the show horse community as people express their voices regarding speed, safety and even spectators who come to watch the roadsters show... Read More
  • Latest Issue October 29 18

    Read More
  • Sebring/Honstein Memorial Grants Deadline Nov. 1

    A new application period has been established for the 2019 memorial grants offered by the American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust (AMHECT). The application period for both of the 2019 grants outlined below will be October 1, 2018 through November 1, 2018. Read More
  • The American Saddlebred Museum Open House was a Success

    The American Saddlebred Museum hosted a successful Open House event on October 6, 2018. After the last class of the Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show Saddlebred lovers dropped by the Museum to celebrate the end of a great show... Read More