The 2011 CHSA Celebration of Champions Gala Event was held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT and attended by over 500 CHSA Members, Friends and Family.  This was the 79th CHSA Celebration of Champions Gala Event!

The Awards Banquet started with the Parade of Champions (Lead Rein and Walk-Trot Winners!) led by Ms. Harpur Schwartz and Paige Vinson.

Forty Two Year End Awards were presented along with a Raffle that raised money for the CHSA Scholarship Fund. View photos from the 2011 CHSA Awards Banquet.

The Hal A. Vita Sr. Humanitarian Award. Donated in His Memory by His Family. 2011 Recipient: Harpur Schwartz Presented by Sally, Geoff and Logan Allison of the Shallowbrook Equestrian Center.

CHSA Good Sportsmanship Award. 2011 Winner: Kylie Abrego. Nomination submitted by: Nora Andrews and Erin Featherstone


2011 CHSA Scholarship Award – Brynne Cummings, presented by CHSA Director John Bennett.

The Battle of the Barn Baskets was won again this year by Sarah Weaver, Chestnut Hill Show Stables. A close second was Mark Rarick and Oak Meadow Farm.

 Did we mention there was Dancing to midnight? 

Photos from the 2011 CHSA Celebration of Champions Gala are below and can also be purchased here.

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