2013 Gala sign

The 2013 CHSA Celebration of Champions Gala Event was held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT and attended by over 450 CHSA Members, Friends and Family.  This was the 81st 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 Ms. Paige Vinson.

2013 Parade of Champions 1



2013 Parade of Champions 2

2013 Parade of Champions 3

2013 Parade of Champions 4


Forty Four Year End Awards were presented along with a Raffle and “The Battle of The Barn Baskets” that raised money for the CHSA Scholarship Fund. 

The Hal A. Vita Sr. Humanitarian Award. Donated in His Memory by His Family. 2013 Recipient: Mat Belcourt Presented by The Allison Family of the Shallowbrook Equestrian Center and last years recipient Dick Jones

2013 CHSA Gala - Humanitarian Award Matt Belcourt

CHSA Good Sportsmanship Award. 2013 Winner: Elizabeth Woznica. Nomination submitted by: Ms. Susan Parottta. Award Presented by Kristin Guadagnino

2013 CHSA Gala - Elizabeth Woznia Sportsmanship 2

2013 CHSA Scholarship Award Winners – Presented by CHSA Board Members Richard Freeman and Cara Brown to Irene Peluso, Harpur Schwartz and Paige Vinson (missing from photo is Irene Peluso)

2013 CHSA Gala - Scholarship 

The Battle of the Barn Baskets 2013 Champion is Shallowbrook Equestrian Center

2013 CHSA Gala - Shallowbrook Champion Battle of the Barns

and Reserve Champion was Full Circle Farm.


2013 CHSA Gala - Full Circle Farm Reserve Champion Battle of the Barns


In honor of Cynthia Jensen, CHSA past President for 12 years and now President Emeritus of CHSA, the CHSA English Pleasure Division has been named in her honor and will now be known as the Cynthia Jensen CHSA English Pleasure Division. Congratulations Cynthia!

2013 CHSA Gala - CJ English Pleasure


Did we mention there was Dancing to midnight? 

2013 CHSA Gala - Dancing


View Photos from the 2013 CHSA Celebration of Champions Gala 

2013 CHSA Celebration of Champions Gala Photos are online and available for free download or purchase (4×6 for $1.00).