Skip to content

Memorial Ceremony to Honor Stephen O. Hawkins

A memorial ceremony to honor the life of Stephen O. Hawkins, a competition judge for 50 years, will be held at 1p.m. June 24 during the Middlesex County Horse Show in Allentown, N.J. The ceremony will be held at the New Jersey Horse Park. “The Middlesex Horse Show is being dedicated to the memory of Stephen Hawkins, respected competition judge and a steward,” said Lt. Col. James Marsh, the competition manager. “We are presenting what will be a memorial perpetual trophy in his name for the Best Pony Rider, and we will also dedicate a new judges pavillion to him at the New Jersey Horse Park. This was a project Mr. Hawkins really wanted to see done to improve judging condition at the New Jersey Horse Park. He has been on the board of directors of the New Jersey Horse Park since its inception as a dream and a promise of what might be, “ Marsh said. Hawkins died after suffering a stroke at his home in Upper Saddle River, N.J., on April 23. He was 76. Hawkins was one the few multi-breed versatile judges licensed by the USEF. Hawkins had judged about 30 shows a year and could judge a hunter, Western pleasure, or Saddlebred equally well, Marsh said. Alan Balch, a long-time friend and associate, has been selected to take the seat of Hawkins on the USAE trust board of trustees. Balch is currently the executive secretary of the American Saddlebred Association, and a director of the National Horse Show.

More Stories

  • **Updated Event Cancellations

    Saddle Horse Report will provide daily updates to the list of canceled and postponed horse events. Read More
  • A Blast From The Past

    Saddle Horse Report is pleased to bring you a series of past feature stories on some of the greats of our sport. Please enjoy this walk down memory lane. Read More
  • Ten Years Ago - Citrus Cup Regional

    While we miss being at Citrus Cup this week, we wanted to add some Florida sunshine with a look at some highlights from the 2010 Citrus Cup Regional. Read More
  • Join SHR on Facebook tonight at 7:30

    Saddle Horse Report is set to premiere with its REPORT LIVE tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30 EST on its Facebook page. Our first guest is AMHA President Tony Lee who is representing the Joint Leadership Council and their work for the horsemen during this crisis... Read More
  • ASR Futurity 2020 Mare and Stallion Nomination Deadline Extended To April 30

    Due to the circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASR Futurity 2020 Mare and Stallion Nomination deadline has been extended to April 30, 2020... Read More
  • Foals N Focus – Week 3

    Once again you responded with great shots of our spring time ritual of foaling future champions. This week the competition was so close we had a tie for Top 3. Read More
  • Ten Years Ago – Kentucky Spring Premier

    We miss being in Lexington this week at Kentucky Spring Premier. Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights from 2010... Read More
  • A message from Saddle Horse Report

    It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to write an editorial, although there have been instances I’ve wanted to offer my two cents on issues facing our industry/sport/hobby. However, now is not the time for discussing “issues.” Read More
  • A note from Jimmy Robertson

    Even though none of us can control what’s happening in our world today, we at Robertson Equine Sales LLC can help with this: our consignors have these nice horses listed at Read More
  • Silicon Valley Horse Show Update

    We are reaching out to you with an update about the Silicon Valley Horse Show, which is scheduled for May 15-17, 2020. We continue to monitor the unprecedented situation that we face with regard to Covid-19 and the effect it will have on the scheduling of our show... Read More