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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 2022 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 5, 2023

UPHA 10, 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

Dr. Scott Bennett Professional Services Award - Peyton Hamilton

Associate Membership Award - Elizabeth Ghareeb

Thursday Dinner, January 5, 2023

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

Shirley Parkinson Professional Achievement Award - Ann Anderson

Sallie B. Wheeler Distinguished Service Award - Karen Waldron


Friday Luncheon, January 6, 2023

UPHA National Honor Horse Show - UPHA Chapter 14 Spring Premiere

Lillian Shively Equitation Distinguished Service Award - Pam Roush

Tony C. Ray Young Professional of the Year - Caitlin Cooper

Ribbons of Service Platinum and Diamond Level Awards and Scholarship Recipients - click here for a listing


Saturday Dinner, January 7, 2023

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

Helen K. Crabtree Instructor Hall of Fame - Todd Miles

Richard E. Lavery Professional Horsemen's Award-  Matthew and Whitney Shiflet

Harry Sebring Professional Horseman's Award - Robert Kellert and Mary Cockriel

Larry Bacon Lifetime Achievement Award - Rob and Sarah Byers and the Lavery Family

Alvin C. Ruxer Lifetime Commitment Award - Elisabeth Goth and the Fischer Family

Tom Moore Hall Of Fame - Mike Goebig and Andrew and Lynda Freseth

More information on the UPHA National Conference can be found on the UPHA website HERE. To avoid late charges, those wishing to attend must register and purchase the appropriate meal tickets before the December 12, 2022 deadline.

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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