The Horsemanship Program again will assist participants to progress in their skills and knowledge with their horses. The most successful graduates will receive scholarships to use for educational pursuits of their choice. Get the 2017 details now.
Each year the LEA recognizes the top riders from our LEA shows and LEA affiliates. The scholarships are to be used for anything educational that the winner would like to use it for like clinics and lessons.
What a great time at the LEA 2016 banquet! There were lots of new faces, great food, generously donated prizes, and as always, a ton of awards. It is especially rewarding to see all the new young riders getting their start this past year.
We want to thank all those who volunteered this past year making these efforts possible. Without you there would be no way to keep these opportunities available to our members. Putting on the shows takes a lot of work and organization that is mostly volunteered. Competitors, please know that there were a lot of people behind the scenes contributing to your efforts on your show day. It is amazing what a love of horse sport can accomplish and the community that it builds!
We also want to thank those who helped with the banquet – the decorations, preparations, food, silent auction items (the proceeds go to offset banquet and general club expenses), and a special thanks to Mount Vernon Church for letting us use their wonderful venue. It was an amazing event!
Congratulations to all of our award winners and a special congratulation to our Volunteer of the Year, Susan Young. Susan not only plays an important part in securing our venue and helping with banquet details, she also organized and developed concessions for the LEAF shows as well as helping in every need that she could as we transitioned to a new show venue and developed a new series. It’s the proceeds of these shows that fund our Perpetual Awards of Excellence winner’s scholarships. Each winner is entitled to $100 that can be used for any educational purpose.
Each year the LEA recognizes the top riders from our LEA shows and LEA affiliates – Oxer Farm, Holly Valley Equestrian Center, and the LEAF shows. The Perpetual Trophies that honor these winners are sponsored by many different people and the proceeds from the LEAF shows funds the scholarships. The amount of the scholarship varies from year to year but is usually $100 per winner.
The scholarships are to be used for anything educational that the winner would like to use it for like clinics and lessons. You must be an LEA member to qualify for these awards and membership must be current for scores to count.
These are the categories that are now recognized:
Hunter Equitation Medal Finals (results are tabulated by points with the Finals show counting double)
Crossrails – sponsored by Seldom Seen Farm
Short Stirrup/Long Stirrup 2’ – sponsored by Honeysuckle Hills Farm
Advanced 3’ – Sponsored by Clearview Construction
Dressage High Scores (an average of scores with the lowest one score dropped, minimum of 3 shows)
Introductory Level Adult – sponsored by Julie Cochran Dressage
Introductory Level Junior – sponsored by Post Oak Farm
Training Level Adult – sponsored by Honeysuckle Hills Farm
Training Level Junior – sponsored by Peace of Heaven Farm
First Level – sponsored by Greythorne Farm
Higher Levels – sponsored by Four Shoes Farm
Combined Training Low Scores (an average of scores with the highest score dropped, min. of 3 shows)
Low Score Adult – sponsored by Oxer Farm
Low Score Junior – sponsored by Havenbrook Equestrian
2016 is starting off with the LEA Year End Awards Banquet on February 13th. The show starts at 6:30 and will be held at the Mt. Vernon Church Fellowship Hall at 5233 Will Wheeler Rd, Murrayville, Ga. 30564. Future event dates will be up soon!