Gala Awards

The 2012 CHSA Celebration of Champions Gala Event was held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT and attended by over 450 CHSA Members, Friends and Family.  This was the 80th CHSA Celebration of Champions Gala Event!

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



Thirty Seven Year End Awards were presented along with a Raffle and “The Battle of The Barn Baskets” that raised money for the CHSA Scholarship Fund. View photos from the 2012 CHSA Awards Banquet.

The Hal A. Vita Sr. Humanitarian Award. Donated in His Memory by His Family. 2012 Recipient: Dick Jones Presented by The Allison Family of the Shallowbrook Equestrian Center and last years recipient Harpur Schwartz.

2012 CHSA Humanatarian Award - Dick Jones

CHSA Good Sportsmanship Award. 2012 Winner: Gabriella Tauro. Nomination submitted by: Ms. Jenn Perry and Ms. Tracey Clark

Presented by Tracey Clark


2012 CHSA Scholarship Award Winners – Kaitlyn Boggio, Irene Peluso and Jennifer Weisenburger (missing from photo is Irene Peluso)

 2012 CHSA Scholarship Winners lg

The Battle of the Barn Baskets was won for the third straight year by Sarah Weaver, Chestnut Hill Show Stables. Sarah and Matt Belcourt create a zebra jump that everyone just had to have!

Battle of the Barns Champion - Sarah Weaver and Matt Belcourt

Orion Farm - Winner of the Zebra!

Reserve Champion for the Battle of the Barn Baskets went to Hollywood Equine!

Battle of the Barns - Reserve Champion Hollywood Equine

 Did we mention there was Dancing to midnight? 


Photos from the 2012 CHSA Celebration of Champions Gala are below and can also be purchased here.

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