Year End Membership Awards

Since its inception, the United States P.R.E. Association has presented a slateof special distinction awards at its Annual Open Membership Meeting

The following awards are determined by the Board of Directors and will be offered when applicable on an annual basis:

  • Horse & Rider Of The Year – Our performance award is presented to the PRE horse and rider that have achieved national distinctions in USDF or FEI sanctioned competitions, or in other rated, open sport competitions.
  • Breeder Of The Year – Our Breeder award is presented to acknowledge the P.R.E. Breeder that has accumulated the highest number of distinctions at Stud Book sanctioned shows.
  • Member of the Year – Our Member of the Year distinction is awarded to member(s) who give special contributions through time, talent, hospitality, and means to the work of USPRE.
  • Equestrian Award Of The Year – This prestigious award is presented to honor the PRE. Breeder, Owner, Rider or Enthusiast that has most contributed to promote the Pure Spanish Horse (P.R.E.) in the general equestrian community.
  • Dressage Awards – Awards will be presented at the end of each Dressage competition season to P.R.E. horses which have excelled in USDF sanctioned competitions and USPRE High Point Programs.
  • Morphology Awards – Three (3) awards will be presented to the Stallion, Mare and Functionality winner that have achieved the highest points of the year across all ANCCE sanctioned morphology & functionality competitions.
  • Special Recognition – This award is made to individuals who have offered their influence to promote the PRE Horse within their professional circles.

Award Winners

  • 2017
    • Member of the Year:  Nancy Love
    • Equestrian of the Year: Kevin Kidder
    • Horse and Rider of the Year: Nicole Harrington and Camomila MCD
    • Mare of the Year: AMAZONA DE TRUJILLO, owned by Placeres Ranch.
    • Stallion of the Year: DISTINGUIDO DE TRUJILLO, owned by Yeguada del Real Castillo.
    • Functionality Award: DISTINGUIDO DE TRUJILLO, owned by Yeguada del Real Castillo.
    • Breeder of the Year: PLACERES RANCH, owned by Carlos Mondragon
  • 2016
    • Horse/Rider of the Year: Holger Bechloff and Cartujo VII
    • Member of the Year: Tina Lovazzano
    • Equestrian of the Year: Lucinda Striker
    • Mare of the Year: Candela ER owned by Sabas Trujillo, Yeguada Trujillo
    • Stallion of the Year: Distinguido Trujillo owned by Sabas Trujillo, Yeguada Trujillo
    • Breeder of the Year: Rancho El Encanto
    • Functionality Award: Distinguido Trujillo owned by Sabas Trujillo, Yeguada Trujillo
  • 2015
    • Horse/Rider of the Year: Kerrigan Gluch and Vaquero HGF
    • Member of the Year: Dr. Ariel Martinez
    • Equestrian of the Year: Jose Daniel Martin Dockx
    • Mare of the Year: Luna CCXCIV owned by Dr Ariel Martinez, Rancho El Encanto
      • Runner Up:  Que Logica MOR owned by Las Morerias
    • Stallion of the Year: Remarche MOR owned by Las Morerias
    • Breeder of the Year: Las Morerias
    • Functionality Award:  Epico I owned by Carlos Mondragon, Placeres Del Oro Ranch
      • Runner Up:  Travieso BII owned by Miguel Nunez
  • 2014
    • Horse/Rider of the Year: Alexandra Meghi and Iliado II  / Janne Rumbough and Junior
    • Member of the Year: Shaana Risley
    • Equestrian of the Year: Tom Reed
    • Mare of the Year: Luna CCXCIV owned by Rancho El Encanto
    • Stallion of the Year: Revoltoso LXXVIII owned by Rancho El Encanto
      Functionality Champion 2015: America KR owned by Lucinda Romero
  • 2013
    • Horse/Rider of the Year: Janne Rumbough and “Junior”
    • Member of the Year: Margot Reynolds
    • Equestrian of the Year: Robert Dover
    • Special Recognition: Ramiro Vega
    • Champion Mare: Elegida de Trujillo (103.33) owned by Yeguada Trujillo
    • Champion Stallion: Revoltoso LXXVIII(98.5) owned by Rancho El Encanto
    • Functionality Champion: Ciclon IX owned by Rancho El Encanto
    • Breeder of the Year: Rancho Armendariz
  • 2012
    • Horse/Rider of the Year: Sabine Schut-Kery for Region 7 Prix St. George Champion on Margaret Carrera’s Tardon AS.
    • Member of the Year: Jesus Jimenez, from Rancho Los Jimenez, Sponsor and Producer of the Feria del Caballo Morphology series
    • Champion Mare: Triguera VI  (100.25), owned by Sabas and Lucia Trujillo of Yeguada Trujillo
    • Champion Stallion: Distinguido ARM (100.938), owned by Raul Armendariz of Rancho Armendariz
    • Champion Functionality: Senador DEL (25.75), owned by Rancho Dos Potrillos
  • 2011
    • Breeder of the Year: Raul Armendariz
    • Equestrian of the Year: Rachel Chowanec
    • Members of the Year: Sabas and Lucia Trujillo
    • Special Recognition: Pedro Pons and Gustavo Aldanza
  • 2010
    • Horse and Rider of the Year: Rachel Chowanec and Embrujado XI
    • Breeder of the Year: Rigoberto Sanchez 
    • Special Recognition: Lendon Gray and Katha Braren
    • Member of the Year: Erin Lohec
  • 2009
    • Horse/RIder of the Year: Grandioso III and Courtney King-Dye
    • Equestrian of the Year: Javier Conde, President of ANCCE.
    • Member of the Year: Kelly Farmer
    • Breeder of the Year: Rancho Armendariz, Raul Armendariz
    • High Point Stallion: Farrucco LXXXIII, Rancho El Encanto, Dr. Ariel Martinez (105.4)
    • High Point Mare: Carinosa CCXXXI, Dorado Andaluz, Suzanne Punch Randall (108.5)
  • 2008
    • Horse and Rider of the Year: Janne Rumbough and JR
    • Member of the Year: Jennifer Stewart
    • Exhibitor of the Year: Avi Cohen
    • Breeder of the Year: Raul Armendariz
    • Equestrian of the Year: Jesus Jiminez
  • 2007
    • Horse and Rider of the Year: Rociero XV and Kristina Harrison-Naness.