Vote Now For 2022 USEF Horse And Equestrian Of The Year Awards

Dec 21, 2022 - 10:11 AM

The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the 2022 Horse of the Year and Equestrian of the Year nominees. The International and National Equestrians of the Year will be announced Jan. 12 at the 2022 Pegasus Awards Dinner, and the International and National Horses of the Year will be announced Jan. 14 at the 2022 SmartPak/USEF Horse of the Year Awards Dinner, both during the 2023 USEF Annual Meeting in Lexington, Kentucky.

Horses of Honor and Equestrians of Honor are nominated by their USEF affiliate organization or USEF breed or discipline committee, and the finalists are selected by the awards committee. The final Horses of the Year and Equestrians of the Year are determined by member voting.

Voting is open now through Dec. 29. Click here to vote. Please note that you must be logged in to your USEF account to vote. After submitting your selections, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your vote. You must confirm your ballot in order for your votes to count.

For information on each nominee, click here.

International Equestrian of Honor nominees:

Will Coleman (Ocala, Florida) Eventing
• Adrienne Lyle (Wellington, Florida) Dressage
• Kate Shoemaker (Wellington, Florida) Para-dressage

National Equestrian of Honor nominees:

Janae Griffin (Gretna, Virginia) Friesian
James Hitt (Elizabeth, Colorado) Arabian
Wendy Potts (Arlington, Texas)mArabian
Jim B. Robertson II (Shelbyville, Kentucky)
Matt Siemon (New Carlisle, Ohio) Arabian
• Hunt Tosh (Alpharetta, Georgia) Hunter

International Horse of Honor nominees:

•  Off The Record (VDL Arkansas—Drumagoland Bay, Ard Ohio) 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Off The Record Syndicate
•  Orafina (For Fashion—Corofina, Canturo) 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Kent Farrington LLC
Quiana (Quaterstern—Rubina, Rubinstern Noir) 8-year-old Rheinlander mare owned by Kate Shoemaker
Salvino (Sandro Hit—Dynastie, Donnerhall) 15-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Betsy Juliano LLC

National Horse of Honor nominees:

Cannon Creek (Cancara—Tiffany S, Caretino) 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by the Wheeler family
Shezaffirecracker (Afriendly Fire—Foxy Style, Fox’s Legacy) 15-year-old Half-Arabian mare owned by Chris Bickford

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