Awards

SPECIAL AWARDS

The Fred Legrys Memorial Perpetual Award (a year’s custody of a large silver bowl plus permanent possession of a smaller one) will go to the high-point horse and rider combination at show’s end.
Fred, a beloved former president of the P.V.F.D., was pivotal in planning, organizing and conducting this horse show for years.
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The Philomont Volunteer Fire Department Chief’s Challenge Trophy rewards the high-point pony and rider combination. It honors the volunteers who have given so much of their time to serve as Chief of the Department. Members who have served as Chief in recent years include: Stanley Lickey Sr, William Schwartz, Pete West, Edward Zimmerman, Nick Croce, and Rick Pearsall. The trophy will be retired if won three consecutive years by the same pony-rider combination.
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The June Adams Memorial Sportsmanship Award, an engraved Revere bowl, is a tribute to the show’s longtime secretary. It recognizes the spirit of the show, which June embodied. The recipient will have custody of the bowl for one year plus a memento to keep.
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The Ketterman’s Jewelers “Always Elegant” perpetual Award will be awarded to the “Best Dressed” horse and rider combination. Photos of the winners will be preserved in a photo-album style award.
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The Lucky Charm Memorial Trophy will be presented to the Champion of the Small/Medium Pony division. Lucky Charm was a member of the Lynden family for 25 years. She was trained by the Ketterman girls and had a very long and successful career with five of the Ketterman daughters and many Lynden students. She became a specialist in taking care of children entering the jumping divisions for their first time. She and her riders won many local short stirrup, pony hunter and pleasure pony championships, including with the Ketterman’s oldest granddaughter at their final show in October 2016.
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The “Always Smiling” Perpetual Trophy will be awarded to the Champion of the Lead Line division. This award is given in memory of Hattie Lynn Ketterman Curtis who rode at the Philomont Horse Show and served as the Pony Ring announcer for many years. Hattie battled cancer for the last six-years of her life, and through it all, was always smiling. No matter where you are in the ribbons, remember what the sport is all about – the joy we get from being on a horse. And remember to Smile, Always.
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The Mocha Chip Memorial Trophy is awarded to the Champion Large Pony. Mocha was purchased by Melanie Roxenberg in 1986 from Nancy Dillon. The team were avid large pony division competitors in the local area. More than anything, Mocha loved to foxhunt with the Piedmont Hunt. Mocha was only 8 years old when he passed in 1991 and the Mocha Chip memorial trophy was established to remember him.
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The Graphic Gold Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the Children’s/Adult Hunter Champion. Graphic Gold, also lovingly known as Killian, was a 16.1 hand Chestnut with 4 white stockings and a white blaze. Killian won many Championships over his long career in the show ring. He was a loyal competitor at the Philomont Horse Show and was High Point Horse at this show in 2004. Killian died suddenly on January 24, 2012 of natural causes. He is missed most by his owner and favorite rider – Taylor Morrison.