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ASHA of Connecticut Honors Champions

submitted by Millie LeBoff

The American Saddle Horse Association of Connecticut celebrated its 36th annual Awards Banquet March 20 at the Somers Inn in Somers, Conn. Over 80 guests gathered to honor the 2003 high point champions and the evening began with cocktail hour which was sponsored by Somersdream.

The annual meeting was conducted by president Sharon Lawson and after all reports were read, the election was held. Officers for this year are President Cheryl Innis, vice-president Rich Freeman, secretary Cindy Panza and treasurer Millie LeBoff.

After dinner Leroy Lawson took the microphone and announced the 2003 yearend award winners to the enthusiastic crowd. Trophies and ribbons were presented by Cheryl Innis and Rich Freeman. Winners received seven-streamer ribbons and beautiful pewter goblets. Wood plaques from the American Saddlebred Association in Kentucky were awarded to State Pleasure Horse Champions.

Also, in appreciation of their hard work at the Connecticut Summer Classic Horse Show, chefs Nathan Roden and Ed Panza were presented pewter goblets. In appreciation of Leroy Lawsons many years of being master of ceremonies, president Cheryl Innis presented him with a goblet. Everyone sang Happy Birthday to Ed Panza Jr. who was celebrating his birthday. Then the DJ took over and people, especially the young ones, danced until the music stopped.

The award can be found in the April 19, 2004, issue of The Saddle Horse Report.

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