Wins Breeders' Award
Werner of Waterloo, IA, is the 2002 recipient of the USA Equestrian
Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders' Award. The award was established
in 1998 to recognize an individual who consistently breeds outstanding
show horses and honors the role unique breeding enterprises have
in the development and improvement of show horses.
and her husband Roy own and operate Redwing Farm and have been
the breeder's of several world champion American Saddlebreds.
They stand Radiant Sultan, a top ten rated American Saddlebred
stallion and sire of numerous world and reserve world champions,
who will be joined in 2003 by Designed, a world champion bred
by Redwing Farm and shown by Werner to his win at the 2002 World's
Championship Horse Show. The farm has produced a remarkable number
of show ring winners from a small broodmare band. Werner is currently
a member of the USA Equestrian Executive Committee, Board of Directors,
Saddlebred Committee, Drugs and Medications Committee, Hearing
Committee, Planning Committee and many more. Not only has Werner
made contributions to USA Equestrian, but has extended her reach
by taking part in the Saddlebred industry through her servitude
as the President of the American Saddlebred Horse Association
(ASHA) from 1984 - 1992. Werner is also an active member of the
United Professional Horsemen's Association and the American Horse
Council. In 1998 her name was engraved on the Walter B. Devereux
Trophy as the recipient of the AHSA Sportsmanship Award, awarded
to those who have "exemplified the ideal of good sportsmanship
through commitment, dedication, and service to USA Equestrian
throughout his or her career."
said, "I am very honored to win this award; especially since
it is named after Mrs. Davis, who had such an impact on the American
Saddlebred breeding world."
will be presented the award at the Pegasus Dinner held during
the USA Equestrian Annual Meeting, January 15-19, at the Marriott
Griffin Gate in Lexington, KY.
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.