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Awards Time in Wisconsin

by Jean Baum
CAMBRIDGE, Wisc. - When November rolls around, Wisconsin Walking Horse Association members almost automatically know the Awards Banquet and elections are coming up. It’s always held the second Saturday in November, and this year the event held at the Cardinal Ridge Supper Club, was in Cambridge, Wisconsin. Close to ninety people had a delicious dinner, followed by a business meeting. The voting on three new board members resulted in the election of Teresa Dietz, Lori Greenwood, and Dave Johnson. Officers elected by the board: President, Renee Stasiewicz; Vice President, Lori Greenwood; Secretary, Donell Schetter; Treasurer, Lori McMahon. The remaining three board members are Bill Mayfield, Kricket Jewett, and Rebecca Hillen.

Before presenting the awards, two special guests were introduced: Mary and Larry Pickhardt. Everyone was thrilled to welcome these two former and very active members back, even for just one evening. The couple continues their WWHA membership in Tennessee.

The June Mist Memorial Trophy, sponsored by the Ron Hillen family for the High Point Versatility horse and rider, was presented to Matt Huebner and Black Cloud’s Miss QB. The Charles Sears Memorial Trophy was presented to Kricket Jewett and Wally Huebner. Larry Pickhardt presented the Jeffrey Wilson Perpetual Memorial Traveling Trophy was presented to Katie Butler and High Class Gift. This trophy was provided by the family of Jeff Wilson, a young man who took pride in his job at the Wisconsin Charity Jubilee and successfully displayed his showmanship of walking horses in the Youth Plantation division until his untimely death in 1997.

Larry Pickhardt also presented the WWHA Annual Achievement Award, by unanimous decision to Carol Olp. High Point Horse of the Year was presented to Bum’s Away and Raelynn Greenwood.

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