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USA Equestrian
Celebration Wins Best Young Horse At Hunter Breeding Championship

Celebration (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.

Lita “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.

A 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.

USA 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.


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