Hall of Fame Nomination

Hall of Fame Nomination

  • The nominee must be current member of SEDRA as of September 1st of the current SEDRA season. Any horse nominated must be registered in the SEDRA Horse Mileage Program. A rider and/or horse that is/are already in the Hall of Fame for a specific award is/are not eligible to receive that same award again. See chart below. Since the Hall of Fame awards are lifetime achievement awards, the person and/or horse does/do not need to have competed in the year in which the nomination is made.
    One award per nomination form.
  • Please review criteria below.
  • Name of nominating person must be current member of SEDRA as of September 1st of the current SEDRA season.
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YEARHORSERIDERHORSE & RIDEREXEMPLARY PERSON
2017-2018Majeco (Maria Florkiewicz)Yvette VintonEd Casillas & Obrizo Juan Sinsonte
N/A
2016-2017Precious Beaunita (Van Deusen)Butch DuvalJohn Shaw & Locamotion LassieVickie Thompson
2015-2016Farley (Littlefield)Ruthann PivirottoStephanie Sutch & GHP Baile HillTom and Maria Florkiewicz
2014-2015FM Spirit Wind (Ciccone)Donna ShoafMaria Florkiewicz & MajecoLeah Greenleaf & Debbie Price
2013-2014SA Csea Mistral (Ramsay)Cheryl Van DeusenLindsay Campbell and Pocita De Cosa DulceButch and Sam Duval
2012-2013Silko Desert Rain (Shoaf)Wes MaillardNorma Caron & FrenchifyJackie Baker
2011-2012Ebony Cassanova (Van Deusen)Stephanie BishopRoxanne Ciconne & Shar-poJean & John Saw
2010-2011Leo De Vez (Campbell)Debbie ParsonsJodie Moore & Hadar's Cat BalouHelen Koehler
2009-2010AU Temptress (Thomas/Roberts)Deena MeyerDonna Shoaf & Silko Desert RainShelley Scott-Jones
2008-2009Auburn Flame (McMahon)Steve RojekDorothy Zay & Smoke Rise DendaraCarol Thompson
2007-2008Sanyati (Davis)Randi LavikoffVickie Doler & Midnight TwistMaris Ramsay
2006-2007DA Al Capone (Van Deusen)Gini AgnewRuth Ann McMahon & Auburn FlameCaren Stauffer
2005-2006Traveston Cobb (Beacon)Darlene KrellRoxanne Ciccone & FM Spirit WindBubba Manucy
2004-2005Smoke Rise Symbol (Thompson)Dinah RojekDebbie Price & Novator PrinceKen Anderson
2003-2004Felix of Greystones (Oakes-Simpson)Charlie MorganCarol Thompson & Irish RogueJodie Moore
2002-2003Sage (Paul)Roxanne CiconneNorma Caron and King's OCS LadNora Mask
2001-2002CC Baron Gandolf (Clark)Anita CarlsonWes Maillard & Samia EmirraPat Thomas
2000-2001Highly Recommended (Duval)Becky SilerSteve Rojek & HawkDoug Shearer
1999-2000HiFlyin Tiger (Thompson)Marion HawthorneEileen Cornwell & Ibn FerrareWes & Carolyn Maillard
1998-1999Irish Blaze (Thompson)Carol ThompsonCarol Clark & CC Baron GandolfRob Thompson
1997-1998Captiva (Bostrom)Carolyn WagnerCindy Bell & WamecoEileen Cornwell
1996-1997Samia Emirra (Maillard)noneMarion Hawthorne & AprilEdith Whiting
1995-1996Gabar (Clingan)Betsy AyersJoy Bostrom & CaptivaNorma & Gene Caron
1994-1995Miska Malika (Cornwell)Jewell GriffinBecky Siler & Moyle BrighamBarbara LeFevre
1993-1994Kings OCS Lad (Caron)Eileen CornwellCarol Thompson & Irish BlazeBob & Marge Campbell

General Criteria for Hall of Fame Awards

  • A member may nominate him or herself or their horse for a Hall of Fame Award, but they must do so in a written nomination (see 1 above). A member may nominate no more than one person for a particular award. The SEDRA BOD will reject all nominations if a member submits more than one nomination for the same award.
  • Written nominations may be submitted to the SEDRA Vice President at any time after the annual membership meeting, but must be postmarked no later than March 31 of the current year.
  • New nominations postmarked after March 31 of the current year will not be considered. Nominations from the floor at the annual membership meeting will not be accepted.
  • Once a member or horse has received a specific Hall of Fame Award, they will not be eligible to receive that specific award again, with the exception of the Team Award. A rider may be nominated again for another Hall of Fame Team Award with a different horse. Riders with more than one horse in competition can have each individual horse nominated for the Horse Award.
  • The SEDRA BOD, based upon review of the written nominations, reserves the right to not award a specific award in any year if the criteria for receiving the award have not been met by any of the nominees.
  • Hall of Fame Awards are voted on by the BOD. Discussion about each nominee and whether or not the criteria for nomination have been met will take place prior to voting. If some nominees are considered to have not met criteria, (or none have met) there will be no vote on those nominees. If some or all nominees meet criteria, then voting will commence. The voting process for Hall of Fame Awards will be by secret ballot. In the event of a tie, another vote by secret ballot will be taken; this time with only those nominees who are tied. In the event of a second tie, a consideration may be made to allow two horse or rider nominees to receive the award for that year. Results will be announced at the annual membership meeting.

Hall of Fame Horse

  • Must have at least 1000 miles of successful completions on record with SEDRA.
  • Must have demonstrated exceptional performance throughout its career to include, but not necessarily limited to: a high percentage of completions, as well as some placements and/or wins in its division(s).   A division is defined as CTR, END/LD, or Ride and Tie.
  • Must have demonstrated exemplary performance as an excellent competition horse to include, but not necessarily limited to: willing attitude, responsiveness, longevity in the sport, physical condition, calmness and control under pressure, and respect for other equines and humans.
  • If the horse has ever received the Kings OCS Lad Memorial Trail Horse Award, this may be taken into consideration for awarding the SEDRA Hall of Fame Horse Award. (First, this horse must meet the other criteria.)
  • Special consideration may also be given to a horse that is close to, or at the end of its distance career.

Hall of Fame Rider

  • Must have at least 1000 miles of successful completions on record with SEDRA.
  • Must have demonstrated exceptional performance as a distance competitor over time as evidenced by, but not necessarily limited to: a high percentage of completions as well as some placements and/or wins, campaigning horses that are consistently well-conditioned, well-mannered, and healthy, on-going improvement in their own and their horses(s)’ performance.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent horsemanship and stewardship of their horse(s).
  • Must have demonstrated a positive attitude, a sense of fair play, a respect for fellow riders, and a respect for ride management, volunteers, judges, and others’ horses.
  • Must have been a willing mentor to new riders and a support to experienced riders competing on green horses.
  • If the rider has ever received the Cathy Booth Memorial Horsemanship Award or the Mickey Blanford Excellence in Competition Award, this may be taken into consideration for awarding the SEDRA Hall of Fame Rider Award. (First, this rider must meet the other criteria.)
  • Participation as a volunteer on Sedra sanctioned events may also be taken into consideration for this award.
  • Special consideration may be given to a rider that is close to or at the end of his or her distance career.

Hall of Fame Horse and Rider Team

  • The team must have at least 1000 miles of successful completions together on record with SEDRA.
  • The team must have a high percentage rate of completions as well as some placements, and/or wins.
  • The team must have demonstrated a true bond as evidenced by an obvious caring and compassion for the horse on the rider’s part and by a calm willingness, even eagerness, to participate as a full partner with the rider on the horse’s part.
  • The team must have demonstrated respect for each other and for all other horse and rider teams in competition.
  • Special consideration may be given to a team that is at or near the end of their distance career.

Exemplary Person

  • Must have actively promoted the distance sports to other riders and horse owners.
  • Must have made significant contributions to SEDRA and the distance sports by volunteering at SEDRA sanctioned rides in at least two or more of the following roles: ride manager, ride judge, steward, trail advocate, educator at clinics on distance riding, SEDRA BOD position, active participation on SEDRA committees.
  • Must have been an excellent role model for whatever volunteer position(s) they choose, to include, but not necessarily limited to: consistent participation in volunteer activities and contributions over time, mentoring of others who wish to volunteer and participate in SEDRA function and events, assisting in any and all activities as needed.
  • Must have been a person who works well with everyone, and who maintains a positive attitude at all times.