WINNERS — Winning awards at the Aroostook Riding Club end-of-year banquet were, from left, front, Grace Stevens, Skylie Bartlett and Mallory Williams; back, Randy Johnson, Brianna Hanington, Melissa Peabody, Lindsay Gardner, Megan Fitzpatrick and Megan McLaughlin. Absent from the photograph were Dakota Beaulier. Kristen Farwell and Callie Foster.
Special award winners also announced at banquet
The Aroostook Riding Club held its annual awards banquet on Nov. 20, and the awards were given for horse shows in June, July and August. This year’s winners were as follows:
Grace Stevens, Leadline classes, Grand Champion Pattern and tied for Grand Champion in Pleasure, Reserve Champion in Parade and Equitation; Skylie Bartlett, Leadline classes, Reserve Champion in Costume and tied for Reserve Champion in Parade; Mallory Williams, Leadline classes, Grand Champion in Parade, Equitation, Costume and tied for Grand Champion in Pleasure and Reserve Champion in Pattern.
Also, Randy Johnson, Games, Grand Champion in Figure 8 Race, Cloverleaf Barrels, Stake Race, Pole Bending, Keyhole Race and High Point Games; Brianna Hanington, Classes 18 & Over, Grand Champion tied in Showmanship and Command Class, Reserve Champion in Halter 3 and Over Geldings, Western Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Western Riding Pattern and Western Trail; Melissa Peabody, Classes 14-17, Grand Champion in Halter 3 and Over Mares, Western Trail and tied Grand Champion for Bridle Pack Hack, Reserve Champion in Western Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Command Class, English Equitation and Working Hunter Under Saddle; Lindsay Gardner, Walk Trot, Grand Champion Equitation, Pleasure, Egg and Spoon, and Trail; Megan Fitzpatrick, Classes 14-17, Grand Champion in Western Horsemanship, Western Parade, Command Class, Reserve Champion in Western Trail and English Pleasure; Megan McLaughlin, Classes 13 and under, Grand Champion Halter 3 and Over Geldings, Western Trail, English Equitation, English Pleasure and Reserve Champion in Showmanship.
Also, Dakota Beaulier, Walk Trot, Reserve Champion in Equitation, Pleasure and Egg and Spoon; Kristen Farwell, Classes 14-17, Grand Champion in English Equitation, English Pleasure, Working Hunter Under Saddle, Bridle Path Hack. Reserve Champion in Road Hack and High Point English and Callie Foster, Classes 18 and Over, Grand Champion in Western Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Western Riding Pattern, Western Trail, tied for Grand Champion in Showmanship, Reserve Champion in English Pleasure, tied Reserve Champion for Halter 3 and Over Mares and High Point Western.
Special award winners were: Fitzpatrick and Peabody, the Mike White Memorial Award; McLaughlin, the Harrison Lyons Award and the Steve Bean Sportsmanship Award; Farwell, English Youth Activity Award and Foster, Versatility Award.