Hunter Horse -- ? Brunelli was good when he showed, but I do not know if he did enough to win.
Hunter Rider -- Scott Stewart might be named. But I would never vote for anyone who has been found using drugs like he has. IMO, any violation of the USET drug rule should automatically take the trainer/rider out of contention for any big awards. Naming him horseman of the year means that TPTB are allowing people like him to break rules and still be looked up to. He is not my kind of role model.
Don't take yourself so seriously. It's not as if you are going to get out alive. --- Louise Smith.
if they are looking for a younger winner then I would pick Katie Dinan or Lucy Davis. Reed has had a good year but these two young women had similar accomplishments and they did it while being full time college students as well!
I didn't even think of Lillie but she would be a great choice, she excels in equitation, hunters and jumpers.
In that case, I think Tori would be a better choice for top hunter rider. Top hunter, if equitation counts then yes, Lillie should definitely come out on top.
Katie Dinan? No. If it was between Reed and Katie, Reed has been there, danced every dance. She has been pretty consistent as far as making the top ten, etc. I'm happy for Katie for doing so well and going to Harvard, but while she has been sitting in school, Reed has been out there. Reed vs Beezie? It doesn't seem like Beezie has been out there as much, but whenever she is, she dominates, no doubt about it. Beezie would probably be the logical choice.
Can't decide between Beezie and Kent. Love Beezie... but Kent put on so many huevos-to-the-wall jumpoff performances this year, he deserves recognition. And Leslie Burr should win for Best Performance by a Senior.