WESTPORT, CT - January 17, 2014 - Margo Dewkett was honored as the 2013 recipient of the EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award at the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Pegasus Awards Dinner on Friday, January 10, 2014, during the Federation's Annual Meeting in Lexington Kentucky.
The USEF/EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award is a celebration of the humanitarian achievements made by a member of the equestrian world. From improving the health and welfare of the horse to promoting and expanding the general public's appreciation and respect of the diverse roles of horses, the recipient of this award has devoted considerable personal time to making the lives and quality of life of our equine partners paramount.
In addition to the recognition of winning this prestigious award, the recipient receives a $5,000 grant from the EQUUS Foundation to be awarded to a horse-related charity of his or her choice. "It was no surprise," said Lynn Coakley, EQUUS Foundation President who presented the award with USEF CEO John Long, "that Margo selected Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Longview, Texas, to receive the grant."