Helping Hands on Horseback
Helping Hands on Horseback

Horse Show Recap and Photos

June 4, 2018

Sixty children and adults with special needs proudly demonstrated their equestrian skills at the 36th annual Pegasus Horse Show on May 18-19. Hosted at Pegasus Farm, the event included class activities such as posting the trot, steering through an obstacle course and performing unmounted horsemanship exercises. 

Grouped in classes of three to five athletes, each Pegasus Horse Show participant demonstrated skills he or she practiced during weekly lessons at one of our three chapter locations in Fairfield and Putnam counties. Each student earned a show ribbon for accomplishing a particular horsemanship skill exceptionally well.

Each year, a number of special awards are also given at the show. This year, Edye McCaffrey won The Ann Pinkerton Award for Adult Rider of the Year; Maryann Fiebach and Trish White won The Pat Bugg Award for Special Service and Dedication to Pegasus; Anderson da Silva Jr. won The Pegasus Horsemanship Award; Isabel Shaw won the Robert M. Stein Challenge Trophy for Outstanding Rider of the Year; Mandy Jackson won The Peggy & Bill Larned Award for Most Helpful Volunteer; Dasha and Susha Fiebach won The Seth A. Armen Junior Volunteer of the Year Award; Dasha Lipke won The Michele Arnhold Independent Rider Award; and last but not least, Pegasus Farm's Mac-A-Roani won The Libby Bartnick Award for Pegasus Therapy Horse of the Year.

Thank you to everyone who helped make our Pegasus Horse Show a huge success! Below are some photo highlights posted to our Facebook page:

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