Wins Best Young Horse At Hunter Breeding Championship
(Our Diplomat - Pardon Me Mister, by Mr. Inspector) a 3-year-old
Thoroughbred gelding, owned by Cismont Manor Farm and handled
by Kenneth Wheeler, received the Dave Kelly Perpetual Trophy donated
by Nokomis Farm and Diana Dodge for the second consecutive year
as the Overall Grand Hunter Breeding Champion at the 2003 Sallie
B. Wheeler/USAE National Hunter Breeding Championship held Saturday,
August 30, at the Warrenton Horse Show in Warrenton, VA.
Squeaky Wangensteen received the J. Arthur Reynolds
Memorial Trophy as the breeder of the Overall Grand Hunter Breeding
Champion. Oliver Brown of Reva, VA, was awarded the Belcort Farm
Perpetual Trophy as leading handler.
panel of two judges, Thom Brede of Stamping Ground, KY and Arthur
Hawkins of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, adjudicated the classes offered
for yearling colts and fillies, two-year-old colts and fillies
and three-year-old colts and fillies.
Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the
U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship
sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show
jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines
of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation
has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions
nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including
educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates
who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian
sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of
excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on
a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its
horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian
federation in the world.