Year End Membership Awards

Since its inception, the United States P.R.E. Association has presented a slate of 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

  • 2019
    • Member of the Year:  Bacilio Mejia
    • Equestrian of the Year: Maria Lithander
    • Horse and Rider of the Year: Juan Matute and Guateque IV
    • Mare of the Year: HEREDERA DEL ENCANTO, owned by Rancho El Encanto
    • Stallion of the Year: DIVINO DEL CURRIE, owned by Oak Hill
    • Functionality Award: DIVINO DEL CURRIE, owned by Oak Hill
    • Breeder of the Year: OAK HILL, owned by Barbara Currie
  • 2018
    • Member of the Year:  HGF Youth Quadrille Jacquelin Cuddy
    • Equestrian of the Year: Jacqueline Cuddy
    • Special Recognition: Karen Lewis
    • Horse and Rider of the Year: Janne Rumbough and Armas Zumbel
    • Mare of the Year: CRUZ DUQUESA, owned by Yeguada Las Cruces
    • 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: OAK HILL, owned by Barbara Currie
  • 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.