2018 Annual Award Winners
Each year, the Wisconsin Horse Council presents awards for the Horseperson of the Year, Judge of the Year and the WHC Director of the Year at the Midwest Horse Fair®. In some years, there is also a Legislator of the Year. 2008 was the first year that nominations were accepted for the Special Achievement Award and Lifetime Achievement Award, and new in 2016, Equine of the Year was added. All of these awards will also be presented at the Midwest Horse Fair®.
Recipients of the Horseperson, Special Achievement Award and Lifetime Achievement Award are nominated by the public and voted on by the WHC Board of Directors. The WHC Director of the Year and Legislator of the Year are nominated and voted on by the Board of Directors. The Judge of the Year is an annual award given by the Wisconsin Horse Council and is based on a person’s contributions to Wisconsin’s equine industry as a judge. The winner is chosen by past, active Judges of the Year and is presented at an Awards Ceremony held at the Midwest Horse Fair®. The Equine of the Year candidates are submitted by members in each district to their District President and appointed district members chose a winner. The winner from each district is then sent to the WHC Board of Directors and a final WHC Equine of the Year is chosen.
CONGRATULATIONS 2018 WHC ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS!
Congratulations to the 2018 Wisconsin Horse Council Award recipients. This year we are presenting awards in four categories.
- Equine of the Year – Caz (Casadero Sin Par), a Paso Fino owned by Tracy Porter of Milton
- Horseperson of the Year – Karla Kegley of Franksville
- Judge of the Year – Dawn Brandow of Antigo
- Lifetime Achievement – Richard Berner of Watertown
These people and horse will be recognized at the WHC Awards Ceremony that is held at the Midwest Horse Fair in the Coliseum on Sunday, April 22 at noon. Please join us in applauding these people and horse for the contributions they have made to our equine industry in Wisconsin. Look for their bios in the MHF magazine, the CounciLetter, and on our web site in the near future.
Do you know someone who deserves to be nominated for recognition for their work in our equine industry? Check out the WHC Awards Program on our web site www.wisconsinhorsecouncil.org.