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.
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
CHSA Good Sportsmanship Award. 2013 Winner: Elizabeth Woznica. Nomination submitted by: Ms. Susan Parottta. Award Presented by Kristin Guadagnino
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)
The Battle of the Barn Baskets 2013 Champion is Shallowbrook Equestrian Center
and Reserve Champion was Full Circle Farm.
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!
Did we mention there was Dancing to midnight?
2013 CHSA Celebration of Champions Gala Photos are online and available for free download or purchase (4×6 for $1.00).