As You Like It Owner's Award
2013 Sharon Weber2012 Densey Juvonen2011 Jacqueline B. Mars2010 Ann Jones2009 Rebecca and Jerome Broussard & Cassandra and Carl Segal
This award was started by rider Sara Kozumplik and is named for her former upper level horse. It is offered annually to an outstanding owner who has had a large influence on a rider's career and made an exceptional contribution to the sport. Owners are nominated by riders and their peers and selected by the Awards Committee. The winner receives a Waterford Crystal award engraved with their name and year of the award, which is presented at the PRO Annual Awards Reception each year at the USEA Convention. The award winner also receives $5,000 in prize money that shall be donated in the winner's name to a PRO Tour event of their choice.
The Liz Cochran Memorial Groom's Award
2013 Kathleen Blauth
2012 Emma Ford2011 Lindsey Taylor
The Liz Cochran Memorial Groom's Award was inaugerated in 2011 and is offered annually to an outstanding groom of a PRO professional member who has had a large influence on a rider's career and the health and well-being of the horses under their care. Grooms are nominated by riders and their peers and selected by the Awards Committee. The winner receives an engraved award and $5,000. In addition a $500 contribution in their name is made to a designated cancer research fund. Nominees should epitomize the example set forth by Liz Cochran in setting the standard for a professional groom and are chosen based on the following criteria:The groom always puts the horses first The groom always has immaculate turnout of horses at competition and at home regardless of level The groom communicates effectively with owners, riders, students and staff The groom is able to rally a positive stable atmosphere both at home and away The groom has an infectious, positive attitude The groom shares knowledge of their hob in an effort to educate others The groom demonstrates that no job is beneath them The groom is always well presented in their attire and is courteous in both manner and speach The groom enhances their rider's career