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AHHS ANNUAL AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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The American Hackney Horse Society presents annual awards in the categories below. Check back to see when it's time to submit nominations for the 2017 Annual Awards.

 

Anna Lee Spires Judd Amateur Exhibitor Award

Awarded to an exhibitor of Hackneys whose performances in the show ring set standards of competition, sportsmanship, and appeal to the general viewing public.

 

John H. & Maybelle L. Costello National Breeder Award

Awarded to a breeder of Hackneys who has created an impact on the breed as a whole by adding valuable characteristics and improving the Hackney through its development. This honoree will have raised notable individuals whose progeny have gone on to great success both in the show ring and breeding world.

 

Junior Exhibitor Award

Awarded to a junior exhibitor who through his/her efforts has encouraged other youths to participate in the Hackney breed. This individual must exhibit outstanding sportsmanship, suitability to the division in which they participate, presentation of the entries shown, and work to enhance the promotion of the breed through their representation.

 

Lydia Luhman Pederson National Distinguished Service Award

Awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who without compensation contributed his/her energies into the improvement of the AHHS, its activities, and membership.

 

“Spirit Of The Youth Medallion” National Award

Awarded to a youth who has demonstrated an exceptional desire to participate with a Hackney. Nominees should be participants in the Youth Medallion Program in the current year. The first award was given in 2002.

 

Bill G. Robinson National Trainer Award

Awarded to a trainer or training team who personify the training and exhibiting of Hackneys for the year. The memorial award was first given in the year 2001.

 

Elsa Mikkelsen Distinguished Service Award

Awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who has contributed his/her energies to the promotion of the Hackney Horse or Pony.

 

NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Nominations will only be accepted by mail or at this specific email address.  Please no phone calls or emails to a personal email account.
  • Please include the name of the award, the name of the individual, and explain why you think this individual should receive the award.

 

While only one award will be given to a person in any given year, nominees may be nominated for more than one award if they fit the qualifications.

 

Please send all nominations to:

Brooke Jacobs

930 Leesburg Pike

Georgetown, KY  40324

Or email to:

AHHSAwards@gmail.com

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2016 AWARDS

Georgia Blevins — Anna Lee Spires Judd National Amateur Exhibitor Award

Awarded to a an exhibitor of Hackneys whose performances in the show ring set standards of competition, sportsmanship and appeal to the general viewing public.

 

Jim Spurrier & Pam Aherns — John H. & Maybelle L. Costello National Breeder Award

Awarded to a breeder of Hackneys who has created an impact on the breed as a whole by adding valuable characteristics and improving the Hackney through its development. This honoree will have raised notable individuals whose progeny have gone on to great success both in the show ring and breeding world.

 

Christopher Chase Tibbs — Junior Exhibitor Award

Awarded to a junior exhibitor who through his/her efforts has encouraged other youths to participate in the Hackney breed. This individual must exhibit outstanding sportsmanship, suitability to the division in which they participate, presentation of the entries shown, and work to enhance the promotion of the breed through their representation.

 

Courtney Cahill — Lydia Luhman Pederson National Distinguished Service Award

Awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who without compensation contributed his/her energies into the improvement of the AHHS, its activities, and membership.

 

Jade Woods — “Spirit of the Youth Medallion” National Award

Awarded to a youth who has demonstrated an exceptional desire to participate with a Hackney. The first award was given in 2002.

 

Majestic Oaks Training Team — Bill G. Robinson National Trainer Award

Awarded to a trainer who personifies the training and exhibiting of Hackneys for the year. The memorial award was first given in the year 2001.

 

David LaSalle — Elsa Mikkelsen National Distinguished Service Award

Awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who has contributed his/her energies to the promotion of the Hackney Horse or Pony.

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2015 AWARDS

Maureen Quackenbush — Anna Lee Spires Judd National Amateur Exhibitor Award

Awarded to a an exhibitor of Hackneys whose performances in the show ring set standards of competition, sportsmanship and appeal to the general viewing public.

 

Mark Hyatt, M.D. — John H. & Maybelle L. Costello National Breeder Award

Awarded to a breeder of Hackneys who has created an impact on the breed as a whole by adding valuable characteristics and improving the Hackney through its development. This honoree will have raised notable individuals whose progeny have gone on to great success both in the show ring and breeding world.

 

Daniel Hicks — Junior Exhibitor Award

Awarded to a junior exhibitor who through his/her efforts has encouraged other youths to participate in the Hackney breed. This individual must exhibit outstanding sportsmanship, suitability to the division in which they participate, presentation of the entries shown, and work to enhance the promotion of the breed through their representation.

 

Mindy Peterson — Lydia Luhman Pederson National Distinguished Service Award

Awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who without compensation contributed his/her energies into the improvement of the AHHS, its activities, and membership.

 

Sarah Hecht — “Spirit of the Youth Medallion” National Award

Awarded to a youth who has demonstrated an exceptional desire to participate with a Hackney. The first award was given in 2002.

 

Randy & Denessa Harper — Bill G. Robinson National Trainer Award

Awarded to a trainer who personifies the training and exhibiting of Hackneys for the year. The memorial award was first given in the year 2001.

 

Karen Nowak — Elsa Mikkelsen National Distinguished Service Award

Awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who has contributed his/her energies to the promotion of the Hackney Horse or Pony.

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2014 AWARDS

Sandra Surber — Anna Lee Spires Judd National Amateur Exhibitor Award

Awarded to an exhibitor of Hackneys whose performances in the show ring set standards of competition, sportsmanship, and appeal to the general viewing public.

 

Golden Creek Farm— John H. & Maybelle L. Costello National Breeder Award

Awarded to a breeder of Hackneys who has created an impact on the breed as a whole by adding valuable characteristics and improving the Hackney through its development. This honoree will have raised notable individuals whose progeny have gone on to great success both in the show ring and breeding world.

 

Alex Ververelli — Junior Exhibitor Award

Awarded to a junior exhibitor who through his/her efforts has encouraged other youths to participate in the Hackney breed. This individual must exhibit outstanding sportsmanship, suitability to the division in which they participate, presentation of the entries shown, and work to enhance the promotion of the breed through their representation.

 

Diana Buerkley — Lydia Luhman Pederson National Distinguished Service Award

Awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who without compensation contributed his/her energies into the improvement of the AHHS, its activities, and membership.

 

Daniel Hicks — “Spirit of the Youth Medallion” National Award

Awarded to a youth who has demonstrated an exceptional desire to participate with a Hackney. The first award was given in 2002.

 

Rodney Hicks — Bill G. Robinson National Trainer Award

Awarded to a trainer who personifies the training and exhibiting of Hackneys for the year. The memorial award was first given in the year 2001.

 

Kim Becker — Elsa Mikkelsen National Distinguished Service Award

Awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who has contributed his/her energies to the promotion of the Hackney Horse or Pony.

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2013 AWARDS

Ali DeGray — Anna Lee Spires Judd National Amateur Exhibitor Award

Awarded to an exhibitor of Hackneys whose performances in the show ring set standards of competition, sportsmanship, and appeal to the general viewing public.

 

Carl & Kathryn Nichols— John H. & Maybelle L. Costello National Breeder Award

Awarded to a breeder of Hackneys who has created an impact on the breed as a whole by adding valuable characteristics and improving the Hackney through its development. This honoree will have raised notable individuals whose progeny have gone on to great success both in the show ring and breeding world.

 

Sallie Mason Wheeler — Junior Exhibitor Award

Awarded to a junior exhibitor who through his/her efforts has encouraged other youths to participate in the Hackney breed. This individual must exhibit outstanding sportsmanship, suitability to the division in which they participate, presentation of the entries shown, and work to enhance the promotion of the breed through their representation.

 

Maureen Campbell — Lydia Luhman Pederson National Distinguished Service Award

Awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who without compensation contributed his/her energies into the improvement of the AHHS, its activities, and membership.

 

Madison Taylor Pope — “Spirit of the Youth Medallion” National Award

Awarded to a youth who has demonstrated an exceptional desire to participate with a Hackney. The first award was given in 2002.

 

Jim McIntosh — Bill G. Robinson National Trainer Award

Awarded to a trainer who personifies the training and exhibiting of Hackneys for the year. The memorial award was first given in the year 2001.

 

Beth Jones — Elsa Mikkelsen National Distinguished Service Award

Awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who has contributed his/her energies to the promotion of the Hackney Horse or Pony.

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2012 AWARDS

Linda Lewis — Anna Lee Spires Amateur Exhibitor Award

Awarded to an exhibitor of Hackneys whose performances in the show ring set standards of competition, sportsmanship, and appeal to the general viewing public.

 

Kennedy Pony Farm — John Costello National Breeder Award

Awarded to a breeder of Hackneys who has created an impact on the breed as a whole by adding valuable characteristics and improving the Hackney through its development.  This honoree will have raised notable individuals whose progeny have gone on to great success both in the

show ring and breeding world.

 

Cheyenne Mabey — Junior Exhibitor Youth Award

Awarded to a junior exhibitor who through his/her efforts has encouraged other youths to participate in the Hackney breed. This individual must exhibit outstanding sportsmanship, suitability to the division in which they participate, presentation of the entries shown, and work to enhance the promotion of the breed through their representation.

 

Olivia Schumacher — Spirit of the Medallion Youth Award

Awarded to a youth who has demonstrated an exceptional desire to participate with a Hackney.  The first award was given in 2002.

 

Glenn A. Werry, Jr. — Bill Robinson National Trainer Award

Awarded to a trainer who personifies the training and exhibiting of Hackneys for the year. The memorial award was first given in the year 2001.

 

Elsa Mikkelsen — Lydia Pederson National Distinguished Service Award

Awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who without compensation contributed his/her energies into the improvement of the AHHS, its activities, and membership.

 

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2011 AWARDS

Helen Rosburg — Anna Lee Spires Judd Amateur Exhibitor Award

Awarded to an exhibitor of Hackneys whose performances in the show ring set standards of competition, sportsmanship, and appeal to the general viewing public.

 

Sharon and Rudy Lewis — John H. & Maybelle L. Costello National Breeder Award

Awarded to a breeder of Hackneys who has created an impact on the breed as a whole by adding valuable characteristics and improving the Hackney through its development.  This honoree will have raised notable individuals whose progeny have gone on to great success both in the show ring and breeding world.

 

Rose Marie Wheeler — Junior Exhibitor Award

Awarded to a junior exhibitor who through his/her efforts has encouraged other youths to participate in the Hackney breed. This individual must exhibit outstanding sportsmanship, suitability to the division in which they participate, presentation of the entries shown, and work to enhance the promotion of the breed through their representation.

 

Janet Hicks — Lydia Luhman Pederson National Distinguished Service Award

Awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who without compensation contributed his/her energies into the improvement of the AHHS, its activities, and membership.

 

Garrett Weiler — “Spirit Of The  Medallion” National Award

Awarded to a youth who has demonstrated an exceptional desire to participate with a Hackney.  The first award was given in 2002.

 

Abel Vega — Bill G. Robinson National Trainer Award

Awarded to a trainer who personifies the training and exhibiting of Hackneys for the year. The memorial award was first given in the year 2001.

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2010 AWARDS

Toni Nastali, Downers Grove, IL — Anna Lee Spires Judd Amateur Exhibitor Award

Awarded to an exhibitor of Hackneys whose performances in the show ring set standards of competition, sportsmanship, and appeal to the general viewing public.

 

Allen & Betty Lucas and Roger Lucas, Kalona, IA  — John H. & Maybelle L. Costello National Breeder Award

Awarded to a breeder of Hackneys who has created an impact on the breed as a whole by adding valuable characteristics and improving the Hackney through its development.  This honoree will have raised notable individuals whose progeny have gone on to great success both in the show ring and breeding world.

 

Foster Roberts, Georgetown, KY — Junior Exhibitor Award

Awarded to a junior exhibitor who through his/her efforts has encouraged other youths to participate in the Hackney breed.  This individual must exhibit outstanding sportsmanship, suitability to the division in which they participate, presentation of the entries shown, and work to enhance the promotion of the breed through their representation.

 

Jay Kolkman, Katy, TX and Jay Kennedy, Muncie, IN — Lydia Luhman Pederson National Distinguished Service Award

Awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who without compensation contributed his/her energies into the improvement of the AHHS, its activities, and membership.

 

Joseph C. Harrod, Finchville, KY  — “Spirit Of The  Medallion” National Award

Awarded to a youth who has demonstrated an exceptional desire to participate with a Hackney.  The first award was given in 2002.

 

Andrew & Lynda Freseth, Oconomowoc, WI — Bill G. Robinson National Trainer Award

Awarded to a trainer who personifies the training and exhibiting of Hackneys for the year. The memorial award was first given in the year 2001.

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AWARDS HISTORY

Anna Lee Spires Judd Amateur Exhibitor Award

 

1993 — Arthur B. Birtcher

1994 — Bill Robinson

1995 — Mary Dell Pritzlaff

1996-1999 — No Award Given

2000 — Jeff McClean

2001 — Mrs. Isabel Robeson

2003 — Elise Johnson

2004 — Jane Mueller

2005 — Karen Waldron

2006 — Elsa H. Mikkelsen

2007 — Christy Weaver Gantley

2008 — Sandra J. Surber

2009 — Stephany Monteleone

2010 — Toni Nastali

2011 — James & Helen Rosburg

2012 — Linda Lewis

2013 — Ali DeGray

2014 — Sandra Surber

2015 — Maureen Quackenbush

2016 — Georgia Blevins

John H. & Maybelle L. Costello National Breeder Award

 

1993 — Eugene Kennedy

1994 — Dr. Alan and Dotty Raun

1995 — Lee and Beverly Dunn

1996-1999 — No Award Given

2000 — Darrel and Sandy Kolkman

2001 — Darrel and Sandy Kolkman

2002 — Lee and Beverly Dunn

2003 — Daniel and Leah Rae Light

2004 — Stephen R. a/o William Kildow

2005 — Larry and Diane Ella

2006 — Mary Dell Pritzlaff

2007 — Edward A. & Jean Wilson

2008 — Gib & Betty Marcucci

2009 — Charles L. & Barbara Fitzpatrick

2010 — Allen and Betty Lucas, Roger Lucas

2011 — Rudy & Sharon Lewis

2012 — Eugene Kennedy

2013 — Carl & Kathryn Nichols

2014 — Golden Creek Farm

2015 — Mark Hyatt, MD

2016 — Jim Spurrier & Pam Aherns

Junior Exhibitor Award

 

1993 — Nancy Brannon

1994 — Beth Anne Arrick & Mark Wilson

1995 — Erica Shulha

1996-1999 — No Award Given

2000 — Colby & Michelle Herron

2001 — Crystal Harmon

2002 — Glenn T. Werry

2003 — Ali DeGray, Cindy Cram & Dylan Hutson

2004 — Meredithe Steinhauer

2005 — Cayla McKibbage

2006 — Megan Heath

2007 — Shannon Ella

2008 — Kirstie Buerkley

2009 — Charles Gassen

2010 — Foster Roberts

2011 — Rose Marie Wheeler

2012 — Cheyenne Mabey

2013 — Sallie Mason Wheeler

2014 — Alex Ververeli

2015 — Daniel Hicks

2016 — Christopher Chase Tibbs

Lydia Luhman Pederson Distinguished Service Award

 

1993 — Paul Bakeman

1994 — Grace Brooks Knibb

1995 — Sallie B. Wheeler

1996-1999 — No Award Given

2000 — Dr. Alan R. and Dotty Raun

2001 — Dinwiddie Lampton, Jr.

2002 — Irene E. York

2003 — Betty Bishop Featherston

2004 — Betty Glasgow

2005 — Christy Weaver Gantley

2006 — Lambert Junior Schut

2007 — Vern Houston

2008 — Shirley & Rex Parkinson

2009 — Stephen R. Kildow

2010 — Jay Kolkman, Judith Ann Kennedy

2011 — Janet Crawford Hicks

2012 — Elsa Mikkelson

2013 — Maureen Campbell

2014 — Diana Buerkley

2015 — Mindy Preston

2016 — Courtney Cahill

"Spirit of the Youth Medallion" Award

 

2002 — Andrew Loving

2003 — Max Glen Kaplan

2004 — Kelsey Herbert

2005 — Ali DeGray

2006 — Ohio High Steppers

2007 — Lauren Mathewson

2008 — Will Mayo

2009 — Caroline Rainbolt-Forbes

2010 — Joseph C. Harrod

2011 — Garrett Weiler

2012 — Olivia Shumacher

2013 — Madison Taylor Pope

2014 — Daniel Hicks

2015 — Sarah Hecht

2016 — Jade Woods

Bill G. Robinson National Trainer Award

 

2001 — Gilbert “Gib” Marcucci

2002 — Thomas J. Lowry

2003 — Rich Campbell

2004 — Chris Gantley

2005 — Larry Ella

2006 — Dr. T.J. and Georgia H. Blevins

2007 — Larry J. Bacon

2008 — Matthew Schuckert

2009 — Rich & Maureen Campbell

2010 — Andrew and Lynda Freseth

2011 — Abel Vega

2012 — Bob Phillips

2013 — Jim McIntosh

2014 — Rodney Hicks

2015 — Randy & Denssa Harper

2016 — Majestic Oaks Training Team

Elsa Mikkelson Distinguished Service Award

 

2012 — Glenn A. Werry, Jr.

2013 — Beth Jones

2014 — Kim Becker

2015 — Karen Nowak

2016 — David LaSalle

AHHS Foundaton Lifetime Achievement Award

 

2006 — Jody and Carter Van Nattan

Kentucky State Fair Hackney Hall of Fame Award

 

2000 — Darrel and Sandra Kolkman

2001 — John Shea

2002 — Dr. Alan and Dotty Raun

2003 — Mary Gaylord McClean

2004 — Randy and Denessa Harper

2005 — Eugene “Gene” Kennedy

2006 — Dr. T.J. and Georgia H. Blevins

2007 — L. Lee & Beverly Dunn

2008 — Terry McKenzie

2009 — Gib Marcucci

2010 — Karen Waldron

2011 — Rob & Julianne Wilson

2012 — Dudley Abbott

2013 — Rich Campbell

2014 — Larry Ella & Sallie B. Wheeler

2015 — Lewis Eckard & Isabelle Robeson

2016 — Rex & Shirley Parkinson and Arthur & Gaye Birtcher

CONTACT US

 

American Hackney Horse Society

4059 Iron Works Parkway, A-3

Lexington, KY 40511-8462

 

Phone: (859) 255-8694

Fax: (859) 255-0177

E-mail: ahhscsl@qx.net

 

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