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UPHA to Honor Award Recipients at Upcoming UPHA National Conference

The United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) is pleased to announce its 2021 award recipients. Nominations are submitted by UPHA members and selected by the UPHA Executive Board. The following individuals will be honored for their contributions to UPHA and the show horse industry at the upcoming UPHA National Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Thursday Luncheon, January 6, 2022

UPHA 20, 30, 40, 50 Year Member Recognition-click here for a listing

UPHA Chapter Horse Persons of the Year-Click here for a listing

UPHA Chapter Honor Shows-Click here for a listing

Thursday Dinner, January 6, 2022

Horse/Pony of the Year Divisional Awards-click here for a listing

Shirley Parkinson Professional Achievement Award-Sandra Currier

Sallie B. Wheeler Distinguished Service Award-Dan Kelley

2020 Larry Bacon Lifetime Achievement Award-Nelson Green

2020 Alvin C. Ruxer Lifetime Commitment Award-Tony Lee

2020 Tom Moore Hall Of Fame-Carter Cox

Tom Moore Hall Of Fame-Presented posthumously to George Knight and Marilyn Macfarlane

Friday Luncheon, January 7, 2022

Dr. Scott Bennett Professional Services Award-Presented posthumously to Sandra Hall

UPHA National Honor Horse Show-Saugerties Summer Showcase

Lillian Shively Equitation Distinguished Service Award-Sheri Brandl

Associate Membership Award-Grace Arnold

Ribbons of Service Platinum Levels and Scholarship winners- click here for a listing

Tony C. Ray Young Professional of the Year-Sarah Russell and Renee Philpott

Saturday Dinner, January 8, 2022

UPHA Horse/Pony of the Year Overall Awards-will be determined by Thursday evening vote

Helen K. Crabtree Instructor Hall of Fame-Kent Swalla

Richard E. Lavery Professional Horsemen's Award-Lionel Ferreira

Harry Sebring Professional Horseman's Award-Mike Goebig

Larry Bacon Lifetime Achievement Award-James Nichols

Alvin C. Ruxer Lifetime Commitment Award-Scarlett Mattson and Rick Daigle

Tom Moore Hall Of Fame-Peggy Alderman and Joan Lurie

More information on the UPHA National Conference can be found on the UPHA website HERE. Those wishing to attend should register and purchase the appropriate meal tickets prior to the December 13, 2021, deadline to avoid late charges.

Congratulations to our honorees! We hope you will join us in celebrating their contributions to UPHA and the show horse industry.  

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