This past summer, the Breeders Executive Committee of USPRE announced the creation of a new Breeders’ Award: the Born in America Award for US-bred horses at ANCCE competitions. As a result, four very special awards were presented this past Sunday by USPRE representative Ricardo Nigaglioni for the first time at Feria del Caballo Espanol. The USPRE Breeder’s Executive Committee created these new awards to recognize American-bred horses at ANCCE-officiated Morphology Breed shows, and Committee Chair/Vice President Betsy Ketchum was pleased to see that the awards were very well-received and achieved by excellent products from four separate American studfarms.
These awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of American breeders whose passion and dedication to our breed are producing PRE horses of distinction. They are presented to the American bred horses with the highest morphology scores, except in the case where the judge (s) have selected a different American born morphology Champion, in which case the judge’s opinion supersede’s the high score. The USPRE Born in America Award was presented to the following horses and breeders:
Champion American Born Stallion (Ages 4 and up)/Campion Semental Nacido en EEUU
Fainero ADP (L) – owned by Yeguada Alexander, bred by Yeguada Tassajara
**Fainero was also Reserve Champion Functionality and Second Place 3 & 4 Year old Stallions
Champion American Born Mare (Ages 4 and up)/Campiona Yegua Nacida en EEUU
Fantasia Del C (R) – owned by Origin P.R.E, bred by Oak Hill PRE
*** Fantasia was also Champion Mare
Champion American Born Colt (Ages 1-3)/Campion Potro Nacido en EEUU
Ganador ARM (L) – bred and owned by Yeguada Armendariz
*** Ganador ARM was also Champion Young Stallion
Champion American Born Filly (Ages 1-3)/Campiona Potra Nacido en EEUU
Favorita CCLII (R) – bred and owned by Rancho El Encanto
*** Favorita was also Champion Young Mare
On behalf of USPRE and the Breeders Executive Committee, a big “Congratulations y Enhora Buena” to these outstanding American breeders of PRE horses for their excellent horses and results.