SPHO-ME Annual Meeting and Banquet

On February 28, SPHO-ME held their annual banquet at the Olive Garden in Biddeford with 29 attendees.

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The ongoing Silent Auction generated a bit of healthy shopping competition and raised money that was unanimously voted to go into the organization’s general fund.

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President Robyn Cuffey greeted all and proceeded to announce and award those who qualified in all levels of the New England Regional Awards program. To see a complete listing, see the list at the end of this post, or  go to the NESA page on this web site. Congratulations to all!

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At this time Robyn announced the new name for this program to be New England Standardbred Awards, thus clarifying that only Standardbreds can participate.

Congratulations to Christine Vito and Cheyenne Dave for being awarded a certificate for the SPHO-ME Family Pleasure Driving Program. This winning team logged a total of 53.4 pleasure driving hours and 227.68 miles in 2015!  Wow!!

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Jenna Labarge and Simon Watson were awarded the Butler’s Intruder Perpetual Trophy for the rookie Standardbred of the year. Congratulations!

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SPHO-ME members provided three of their favorite photos of their Standarbreds taken in 2015. These beautiful shots, along with pictures of events held in the past year, can be seen in the Photo Gallery page of this web site in the YEAR IN REVIEW album.

 

 

NERAP AWARDS FOR 2015

Showmanship: Champion – Wendy Flowers
In Hand:

Champion – Bruizer’s Lil Star

Reserve – Panzo Two

2-Gait:

Champion – CC Bagaluck

Reserve – Panzo two

3-Gait:

Champion – Gone to Carolina

Reserve – Bruizer’s Lil Star

Equitation:

Champion – Katie Flaherty

Reserve – Wendy Flowers

Driving:

Champion – Panzo Two

Reserve – CC Bagaluck

Dressage/Training: Champion – Bruizer’s Lil Star
Dressage/1st Level: Reserve – Gone to Carolina
Run the Gamut:

Champion – Gone to Carolina

Reserve – Panzo Two

Trail: Champion – Sweet McGregor
Jr. Exhibitor: Champion – Jenna Labarge
Sr. Exhibitor:

Champion – Wendy Flowers

Reserve – Katie Flaherty

Green Horse:

Champion – Simon Watson

Reserve – DA’s Bad Boy

War Horse:

Champion – CC Bagaluck

Reserve – DA’s Bad Boy

Demo Horse:

Champion – CC Bagaluck

Reserve – Panzo Two

Senior Horse:

Champion – CC Bagaluck

Reserve – Panzo Two

Overall High Point Horse: Champion – CC Bagaluck