After a remarkable competition year, the 16-year-old Selle Francais mare On Cue(Cabri de Elle x On High) was the recipient of not one, but two top honors during the 2021 Awards Ceremony. Firstly, On Cue was awarded the title of 2021 Standlee Premium Western Forage USEA Horse of the Year. For this recognition, On Cue was presented with the Caser Trophy, $1,000, a $500 Standlee Premium Products certificate, and a custom embroidered Saratoga Horseworks show cooler. On Cue was also the recipient of the Frolicsome Trophy as the 2021 Bates USEA Mare of the Year winner and will receive an additional $1,000, another custom embroidered Saratoga Horseworks show cooler, and a Bates saddle.
One of One Cue’s owners, Christine Turner (San Antonio, Texas), delivered a heartfelt thank you to her husband and silent partners TJ Turner for supporting her passion for horses and making this year possible. Turner also was proud to acknowledge Tommie Turner and Boyd Martin as part-owners of On Cue this evening.
This year’s World Equestrian Brands USEA Rider of the Year and recipient of the Windy Acres Farm Trophy was the first rider to break a 13-year-long drought for an American to win a five-star event Boyd Martin (Unionville, Pennsylvania). This is Martin’s fifth time earning this title, and he received $1,000, a pair of Amerigo Safety Stirrups and leathers provided by World Equestrian Brands, and a custom embroidered Saratoga Horseworks show cooler.
Stephanie Simpson accepts her award at the USEA Year-End Awards
The Liz Cochran Memorial Groom’s Award salutes the well-earned recognition of the individuals responsible for the wellbeing of eventing horses. The 2021 honors of the Liz Cochran Memorial Groom Award were presented to Stephanie Simpson (Cochranville, Pennsylvania), groom to five-star event rider Boyd Martin.