Special Year End Awards for Group 1 Classes

  1. Horse of the Year Award. The Ruth C. Ayres Memorial Trophy. The Horse of the Year will be selected by the Board of Directors voting by Secret Ballot from among the winners of Hunter of the Year, Jumper of the Year, Junior Horse of the Year, and Amateur Owner Horse of the Year. The trophy was donated by Liz Jensen-Olde.
  2. Hunter of the Year Award The Riff Raff Trophy. The Hunter of the Year will be selected from among the Year End Champions of the Performance Working Hunters, Regular Conformation Hunters3'6" Green Hunters, 3'9" Green Hunters and Green Conformation Hunters. The determination will be made by dividing the number of points earned in qualifying classes by the number of points that could have been earned by winning every class in that one division. The trophy was donated by Sandy and Wilson Dennehy
  3. Jumper of the Year Award. The Dion Dana Memorial Trophy. The Jumper of the Year will be selected from among the Year End Champions of the 1.15 - 1.25 M Jumpers and the 1.3 M and Above Jumpers. The determination will be made by dividing the number of points earned in qualifying classes by the number of points that could have been earned by winning every class in that one division. The trophy was donated by Nicki Wilcox.
  4. Junior Horse of the Year Award. The “Pinocchio” Perpetual Trophy. The Junior Horse of the Year shall be determined in the same manner as the Hunter of the Year, but will be selected from among the Year End Champions of the Junior Hunter 15 years and Under (large and small), and Junior Hunter 16-17 (large and small) and High and Low Junior Jumper. The trophy was donated by the Byme Family.
  5. Amateur Owner Horse of the Year Award. The Benchmark Perpetual Trophy. The Amateur Owner Horse of the Year shall be determined in the same manner as the Hunter of the Year, but will be selected from among the Year End Champions of the Amateur Owner 3’3 and 3’6 Hunters and the High and Low Amateur Owner Jumper Divisions. The trophy was donated by Jennifer Singer
  6. Pony of the Year Award The “Farnley Fashion” Grand Pony Hunter Perpetual Trophy shall be awarded to the pony earning the highest number of points in Group 1 Pony Hunter Divisions (Pony or Green Pony) throughout the year. The trophy was donated by Shane Brier.
  7. The Best Young Child Rider Award. The “Best Friends” Perpetual Trophy. The Best Young Child Rider shall be awarded to the 11 and under, horse-pony/rider combination earning the highest number of points in the qualifying Group 1 divisions throughout the year. The award will be calculated by adding the highest number of hunter points in one qualifying hunter division and the highest number of equitation points in one qualifying equitation division. Qualifying divisions shall be: Junior Equitation 11 & under, Junior Hunter, Children’s Hunter, Pony Hunter, Green Pony Hunter, Children’s Pony Hunter, Pony Equitation, High and Low Junior Jumper, and Children’s and Low Children’s Jumper The trophy was donated by Jenny Middleton.
  8. CHJA Spirit of Excellence Award in Memory of Jamie Lynn Collins. A perpetual trophy will be awarded to the Colorado resident who accumulates the most points in the USEF Small or Large Junior Hunter Divisions (one horse/rider combination) and an USEF Equitation Division (no medal classes to count). In addition, a named scholarship in honor of the winner will be donated to the Colorado Hunter Jumper Foundation Scholarship Fund. Points will be counted per the current year end award point system. The trophy was donated by the 1999 Banquet Committee.
  9. High Point Junior Equitation Rider. The C’est La Vie Trophy. To be eligible a rider must be a junior member of CHJA (points earned while not a member will not count). A member becomes eligible by winning a nationally recognized 3’6” Medal or Equitation Class sometime during the current qualifying year for the medals. Points will count from the following Group 1 classes: Equitation flat and over fences (all ages) and/or a Nationally Recognized 3’6” Medal or Equitation Class at CHJA approved shows. Points will be retroactive after winning qualifying medal class. Points will be counted as in Rule 7.11. The trophy was donated by Gwynneth Bauer.
  10. High Point Adult Equitation Rider. The Cider Jug Trophy. To be eligible a rider must be an adult member of CHJA (points earned while not a member will not count). A member becomes eligible by winning a Nationally Recognized 3’3” Medal or Equitation Class sometime during the current show year. Points will count from the following classes: Group 1 Equitation flat and over fences, any Adult Medal at a USEF rated show and any Adult Medal classes listed under rule 11.2. Points will be retroactive after winning a qualifying medal class. Points will be counted as in Rule 7.11. The trophy was donated by Betty Weber.
  11. Performance Working Hunter Championship Year End Award. The “Lanny Hill/High Roller” Perpetual Trophy. The Performance Working Hunter Champion shall be determined in the same manner as the Hunter of the Year. Qualifying Group 1 divisions shall be: High Performance Working Hunter, Performance Working Hunter 3’6”-3’9” and Performance Working Hunter 3’3”. The trophy was donated by Sally Goldstein.
  12. Grand Champion Adult Amateur Hunter Year End Award. The “Virginia Gentleman” Perpetual Trophy shall be awarded to the horse earning the highest number of points in Group 1 Adult Amateur Hunter divisions through out the year. The trophy was donated by Mary Barnes.
  13. Grand Green Hunter Champion The December Perpetual Trophy. Awarded to the Green Hunter Accumulating the most year-end points at USEF shows in Green or Green Conformation Hunter Divisions. The trophy was donated by Ann Pritzlaff and The Horse Shoe Ltd.
  14. Grand Champion Hunter The Camilla Z Trophy. Awarded to the horse accumulating the most points in one Qualifying hunter division. Qualifying divisions include: Junior Hunters, Amateur Owner Hunters 3’6”, Amateur Owner Hunters 3’3”, Green Hunters, and Performance Hunters. The trophy was donated by Mary Dunahay.
  15. Amateur Owner or Junior Jumper Award The Gershwin Memorial Trophy. Award for the horse accumulating the most year-end points at Group I shows in the High and Low Amateur Owner Jumper or High and Low Junior Jumper divisions. The trophy was donated by Sue Pietrzak and Karen Stone.
  16. Large Pony Hunter of the Year Award The Judge William J. Nelson Memorial Trophy. Award for the Large Pony accumulating the most points in the Large Pony Hunter Division. The trophy was donated by Heather Christie.
  17. The Playmaker Memorial Trophy. Award for the horse earning the highest number of points in Group 1 3' Green Hunters, 3'3" Green Hunters. The trophy was donated by Sydney Ayers and Sara Ayers. 
  18. Adult Amateur Jumper Award The Bally Banion Perpetual Trophy. Award for the horse earning the highest number of points at Group I shows in the High and Low Adult Amateur Jumper Division. The trophy was donated by Lori Oakley.