American Saddlebred Horse Association of New Jersey

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Celebrating Our Award Winners


alt“Winter Masquerade” was the theme of our Awards Banquet this year held at Beaver Brook Country Club on January 12, 2019.  Those who decided to dress as their favorite character did not disappoint! 


In addition to attendees being treated to a delicious buffet dinner, they got to experience firsthand the magical powers of Ran’D Shine! Anyone who was there was left speechless as he seemed to not only have magical powers but also telepathic ones!  It was a show to remember! 


Following the show, we celebrated all the 2018 Year End High Point Award winners who took home not only beautiful etched glass trophies, but also custom printed ribbons. Special mention to winner of both the Horse of the Year Award and the Ambassador Horse Award won by CH I’m Goin’ Out Tonight owned by Nealia McCracken, ridden by Pat Johnson, and the Ambassador Rider Award won in a tie by Aly Carotenuto and Anna Merola.


Congratulations to all our award winners on a job well done!  The complete list of winners is available here.


The final award of the evening was the Gwen Stableford Memorial Service Trophy.  This is a perpetual trophy established in Gwen’s honor to recognize others who have significantly given in service to the club and to the breed or local area.  We are pleased to announce that the 2018 recipient is Joan Booth! 


Joan’s membership dates back to the 70s, the early years of ASHA of NJ’s existence.  Over the span of time, she has been elected to serve three terms as President and at least six terms as Secretary. She also was the Manager of the Jersey Classic Horse Show from 2008 - 2012.  In addition, she took on the task of publishing the Haynet for countless years.  And, she has represented Region 11 on the ASHA Charter Club Council since 2011.  I am sure you will all join us in thanking Joan for her contributions in making our club the best that it could be! 

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ~Submitted by Kathy Stewart