2017 ADS Awards Banquet Winners

Apr 1, 2018 by

2017 ADS Awards Banquet Winners

Special thank you to everyone involved in the planning and supplying of the awards at our annual 2017 ADS Awards Banquet – Nicola Gagliardo, Bridle Bling, and Ashley White. There are a lot of people tirelessly working behind the scenes to create this event and make it fun and enjoyable for everyone!

Notable mentions:

Nicola Gagliardo – for ordering our awards and securing everything all the way from Germany

Joanne Homeyer – for creating the beautiful decorations at the banquet and helping to put together the silent auction

Sandra Thompson – for being open to ideas and a sounding board as well as an awesome presenter

Kerry Evans – for helping to publicize the event and hand out the awards

Alex du Celliee Muller – for helping to plan the awards

Patty Carlson – for spending so many hours to beautifully craft the ADS quilt for the silent auction

Sarah Stranczek – for spending your free time helping to secure amazing items for the silent auction and to help set up

Steve Homeyer – for helping us load/unload, set up, and clean up the banquet

Maribeth Mead – for taking photos of our event

…and to everyone who donated items, helped set up, and helped clean up….THANK YOU!

 

Special congrats to all of our winners and ADS celebrates you!

Division Awards

Introductory Level

Junior Champion with overall average score of 59.972% – Audrey Rasch riding Arriesgada Del Calesto

Amateur Champion with overall average score of 67.969% – Suzanne Campbell riding Serenity

 

Training Level

Junior Champion with overall average score of 64.508% – Katherine Beach riding Orleans CF

Junior Reserve Champion with overall average score of 59.424% – Aislin Falasco riding Pablo RC

Amateur Champion with overall average score of 63.826% – Katie Letcher riding Redi Set Go

Open Champion with overall average score of 68.144% – Danielle David riding Percy Jackson

Open Reserve Champion with overall average score of 66.917% – Kathryn Cromer riding Quasar

 

First Level

Amateur Champion with overall average score of 68.271% – Kristin Lamberson riding Stella

Amateur Reserve Champion with overall average score of 64.466% – Kendra Pomeroy riding Juliet

Open Champion with overall average score of 66.748% – Patty Hale riding Major Doc

 

Second Level

Amateur Champion with overall average score of 65.721% – Anne Tursky riding Sonnenschein ROA

 

Third Level

Amateur Champion with overall average score of 62.296% – Jennifer Landers riding Pistolero

 

Western Dressage Basic

Amateur Champion with overall average score of 69.899% – Sarah Branscum riding Glimmer

 

Rider Recognition Award for Equitation Elementary Level

With an overall average score of 73.5% – Katherine Beach riding Orleans CF

 

Division High Point Awards

Junior High Point Award – Katherine Beach

Amateur High Point Award – Kristin Lamberson

Open High Point Award – Danielle David

 

Recognition/Fun Awards

Recognition Award for: Highest Average Score in Walk ClassesMaren McClellan riding Dutchess – 67.848%

Recognition Award for: Junior Member with Most Volunteer Hours Elizabeth McGibbony

Oldest Horse Competed AwardMaren McClellan riding Dutchess – 31 year old Quarter Horse mare

Most Exotic Breed Award 

  • Danielle David – riding Uniquely Silver – breed is Georgian Grande
  • Audrey Rasch riding Arriesgada Del Calesto – breed is Azteca
  • Alex du Celliee Muller riding Sorja RC – breed is Mustang

King & Queen Award – highest scoring gelding & mare

  • KING: with a score of 78.864% – Imperial WRF – Gelding ridden by Alex du Celliee Muller
  • QUEEN: with a score of 72.813% – Serenity -Mare ridden by Suzanne Campbell

To Infinity & Beyond AwardSarah Stranczek – For her dedication and willingness to devote her time and efforts to help make our silent auction a huge success

That Turned Out Better Than I Thought AwardVicki Lind – Scoring so well on her first ever dressage show/class with 65% riding Count Can Book.

Good Egg AwardPatty Hale – For organizing the Melonie Kessler Dressage Symposium

Sportsmanship AwardElizabeth McGibbony – who offered her horse to another rider when that rider’s horse colicked at a show so she could still compete

 

Special Recognitions of ADS Members

For those competing in USDF Region 9 Championships, Southwest Dressage Champions, and US Dressage Finals

 Ashley White riding River

Achievements: GAIG/USDF Region 9 Championships 4th Place in USEF Training Level (Amateur) and 11th Place in USEF First Level (Amateur); SWDC 11th Place in USEF Training Level (Amateur) and 6th Place in USEF First Level (Amateur)

Leila Joy Richardson riding White Gloves RRZ Reflection

Achievements: GAIG/USDF Region 9 Championships 7th Place in USEF First Level (Junior) and 3rd Place in USEF Second Level (Junior); SWDC 7th Place in USEF First Level (Junior) & 4th Place in USEF Second Level

Ashley Martin riding Aluino

Achievements: GAIG/USDF Region 9 Championships 5th Place in USEF First Level (Amateur) and 4th Place in USEF Second Level (Amateur); SWDC Reserve Champion in USEF Second Level (Amateur)

Anne Tursky riding Sonnenschein ROA

Achievements: GAIG/USDF Region 9 Championships 4th Place in USEF First Level (Amateur) and Reserve Champion in USEF Second Levl (Amateur); SWDC 3rd Place in USEF First Level (Amateur)

Heidi McNamer riding Rich Girl

Achievements: GAIG/USDF Region 9 Championships 11th Place in USEF Third Level (Amateur)

Alex du Celliee Muller riding Rumba

Achievements: GAIG/USDF Region 9 Championships 6th Place in FEI Prix St. George (Open) and 6th Place in FEI Intermediare I (Open)

Mimi Benton riding:

Lexington WF – Achievements: GAIG/USDF Region 9 Championships Reserve Champion FEI Prix St. George (Open); SWDC 3rd Place in FEI Prix St. George (Open); US Dressage Finals 19th Place in FEI Prix St. George (Open)

Wiebekka – Achievements: GAIG/USDF Region 9 Championships 4th Place in USEF Second Level (Open) and 12th Place in USEF Third Level (Open); SWDC 3rd Place in USEF Second Level (Open)

Iggy Pop – Achievements: GAIG/USDF Region 9 Championships 14th Place in USEF Training Level (Open); SWDC 24th Place in USEF Training Level (Open)

 

USDF Rider Award Recipients

Jennifer Landers – USDF Bronze Medal

Mimi Benton – USDF Silver Medal

 

60% Medals

Division Rider Horse Score
Amateur Anne Turksy Sonnenschein ROA 68.636%
Amateur Jennifer Landers Pistolero 66.060%
Amateur Kristin Lamberson Stella 69.063%
Amateur Kendra Pomeroy Juliet 68.884%
Amateur Sarah Branscum Glimmer 69.375%
Amateur Katie Letcher Redi Set Go 67.308%
Amateur Vicki Lind Count Can Book 65.000%
Amateur Vicki Lind Fortissimo 60.313%
Amateur Suzanne Campbell Serenity 68.438%
Amateur Bev Eckert Jase 69.318%
Amateur Patty Carlson Dark Eyed Cream Puff 63.250%
Junior Elizabeth McGibbony 4 Ways to Dash 61.731%
Junior Elizabeth McGibbony Count Can Book 67.115%
Junior Katherine Beach CF Orleans 66.731%
Junior Ella Pace Mocha 69.063%
Junior Kealee McMahan Easy Bugs Too 64.375%
Junior Kinley Smart Snickers 64.231%
Junior Logan Warden Count Can Book 63.750%
Junior Aislin Falasco Pablo 66.154%
Junior Audrey Rasch Quasar 68.125%
Junior Maren McClellan Duchess 68.889%
Open Patty Hale Major Doc 67.963%
Open Kathryn Cromer Quasar 68.077%
Open Danielle David Percy Jackson 68.182%
Open Alex du Celliee Muller Redi Set Go 68.864%
Open Alex du Celliee Muller Sorja RC 64.615%
Open Marsha Tucker Instigator MLF 68.750%
Open Marsha Tucker Sir Tezaro 69.231%
Open Marsha Tucker Brown Eyed Girl 68.486%

 

TOTAL MEDALS: 29

 

70% Medals

Division Rider Horse Score
Amateur Kristin Lamberson Stella 72.347%
Amateur Sarah Branscum Glimmer 71.458%
Amateur Suzanne Campbell Serenity 72.813%
Junior Katherine Beach Orleans CF 75.000%
Junior Maren McClellan Duchess 71.667%
Junior Mary-Kaylin Linch Blu Suede Shoes 72.955%
Junior Ella Pace Mocha 70.000%
Open Patty Hale Major Doc 73.281%
Open Danielle David Percy Jackson 74.423%
Open Danielle David Uniquely Silver 67.500%
Open Alex du Celliee Muller Scandias Avatar 73.077%
Open Alex du Celliee Muller Imperial WRF 78.864%
Open Marsha Tucker Instigator MLF 70.938%
Open Marsha Tucker Sir Tezaro 71.304%

 

TOTAL MEDALS: 14

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