Heroes for Horses Award up for Grabs


The United States Equestrian Federation has announced the nomination criteria for its Heroes for Horses Award, to be presented at the 2007 Pegasus Awards, Jan. 12, in Louisville, Ky. It is the second year that the prestigious award will be given. This award is presented to an individual(s) or organization(s) that have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the protection and welfare of horses over a period of many years and/or have saved equines through an act of courage and resolve during a crisis situation.
Nominations will be taken from the members and staff of the USEF. Nominations must be submitted with a thorough description of the nominee’s efforts on behalf of the welfare of equines. This background information may include any published articles or other news coverage of that individual’s efforts. The nomination submission must include the names and contact information of other references to support this nomination.
Unfortunately, you must act fast, as nominations are due to USEF Awards Director Kristyn Kay no later than close of business on Friday, Dec. 8. The USEF awards committee and senior staff will review the nominations and select the recipient of the annual Heroes for Horses Award. For more information regarding the award, contact Kristyn Kay at kkay@usef.org.

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Cindy Hale’s life with horses has been filled with variety. As a child she rode western and learned to barrel race. Then she worked as a groom for a show barn, and was taught to harness and drive Welsh ponies. But once she’d taken her first lessons aboard American Saddlebreds she was hooked on English riding. Hunters and hunt seat equitation came next, and she spent decades competing in those divisions on the West Coast. Always seeking to improve her horsemanship, she rode in clinics conducted by world-class riders like George Morris, Kathy Kusner and Anne Kursinski. During that time, her family began raising Thoroughbred and warmblood sport horses, and Cindy experienced the thrills and challenges of training and showing the homebred greenies. Now retired from active competition, she’s a popular judge at local and county-rated open and hunter/jumper shows. She rides recreationally both English and western. Her Paint gelding, Wally, lives at home with her and her non-horsey husband, Ron.


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