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Vote for USEF Awards Nominees

From the show horse world, the following have been nominated for prestigious USEF Awards. Please take the time to follow the link and vote and encourage your friends to do so as well. We need everyone to participate and help showcase outstanding achievement by those in our breeds.

Winners will be determined by online voting, which is open now through Thursday, January 2, 2020 at midnight. The 2019 International and National Equestrians of the Year and National Horse of Honor awards will be presented on January 10, 2020, at the US Equestrian Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The link to vote is

C.J. “June” Cronan Trophy Nominee

The C.J. “June” Cronan Trophy is presented to an equestrian competing under saddle and in a non-hunter and/or non-Western discipline.

After earning a record-setting seventh Park Saddle World Championship this past October at the Morgan Grand National while riding the grand mare, Carol Dawson CH, Mike Goebig is a nominee for the C.J. “June” Cronan Trophy. Known as a horseman’s horseman, Goebig expertly teamed Carol Dawson to also win the East Coast Park Saddle Championship for owner Holly Johnson. This was his ninth East Coast Park Saddle Championship, that total leaving him behind only the late Johnny Lydon, his mentor.

Additionally, Goebig and Dwayne Knowles had an incredible Morgan Grand National with their Broadmoor entries winning the following world titles: World Champion Amateur English Pleasure, World Champion Ladies Park Saddle, World Champion English Pleasure, World Champion Ladies English Pleasure, World Champion Two-Year-Old Park Harness, World Champion Futurity Two-Year-Old Park Harness, Reserve World Champion Futurity Park Harness Three-Year-Old, and Reserve World Champion Amateur Masters English Pleasure.

National Horse of Honor Nominee
CH The Daily Lottery

Owned by Hillcroft Farm and trained at Kalarama Farm (Larry Hodge, Danny & Kelly Lockhart), CH The Daily Lottery won his second consecutive World’s Grand Champion Five-Gaited title (3rd overall), second consecutive World’s Champion Five-Gaited Gelding title (3rd overall), and third consecutive Five-Gaited National Championship (6th overall) with Danny Lockhart riding for Misdee Wrigley Miller’s Hillcroft Farm. Winning the world’s grand championship over 15 other contenders made for CH The Daily Lottery’s 17th career world’s title.

A son of Sultan’s Great Day and Callaway’s Lady Lottery (by WGC CH Will Shriver), “Dan” is also a six-time world’s champion of champions, being the only horse in history to win Louisville championships in the Junior, Open, Amateur and Junior Exhibitor divisions.

Following his third consecutive Five-Gaited National Championship at the season-ending UPHA/American Royal, it was announced that that was the final class for the most decorated five-gaited horse ever.

National Horse Of Honor Nominee

In 2019, Victoria Gillenwater’s personable Friesian enjoyed a remarkable fourth undefeated show season in USEF and IFSHA competition. Shown saddle seat by trainer Jacques van Niekerk, in 2019 “Zander” won IFASHA/USEF regional English Pleasure Saddle Seat Open and Park Saddle Championships, as well as IFSHA’s World and Grand National Championship English Pleasure Saddle Seat Stallion/Gelding titles.

Zander also collected championship honors for the USEF National Friesian Saddle Seat Award for the second consecutive year. An ambassador in the saddle seat show community for his talent and nature, Zander capped his season by foregoing his usual division to show in the charitable All Glory Benefit class at the IFSHA World and Grand National Championships, where he duly won  the English/Western exhibition that benefitted the All Glory Project to support veterans.

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