Get out your party dresses and put on your dancing shoes!


Celebrate Connecticut Horse Shows Association 85th Celebration of Champions Awards Banquet with us on Saturday March 10, 2018! 

The once-a-year affair is coming!








Gala Online Reservation Form

Credit Card, No Extra Fees!

This year’s banquet and awards ceremony will be held at the The Hartford Marriott Farmington, Farmington, CT. The evening will start at 6:00 PM with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar reception. At this time you may look over the silent auction items or distribute raffle tickets to your items of choice . If anyone is interested in donating items that are new and can be horse related or for children, please contact Deb Krawitz at 203-927-6189 or

The festivities begin at 7:00 PM with the Parade of Champions – All Lead Rein and Walk Trot 10 and under riders who have qualified at shows throughout the season. Once again we will show slides from winners of this year’s divisions showing during the night on big screens near the stage. Anyone wishing to have their winners shown up on the big screen, please submit all photos to by Friday, February 17, 2017.

This year will see the return of our almost famous “Challenge of the Barns” gift baskets. We are asking barns or groups of people to put together a themed basket to be raffled off during the night. Proceeds go towards our scholarship fund. The basket with the most votes will win the Champion trophy, 2nd highest ticket count will be Reserve Champion and receive a trophy.

The Dinners will include your choice of Filet Mignon, Chicken Mediterranean, Vegetable Lasagna and Children’s Breaded Chicken Fingers with Fries for children under 12. All meals for Adults will include Garden Salad with a traditional Herb Vinaigrette, Honey Glazed Carrots, Potatoes, Dinner rolls and butter. Dessert for Everyone: Individual Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Coffee or Tea.  The cash bar will be open throughout the evening. Immediately following the awards the room will be cleared for the dancing until 11:30pm.

If you wish to make an excursion of the evening, arrangements have been made with The Hartford Marriott Farmington for a special CHSA rate. The hotel also has a heated indoor pool. Call 1-860-249-8000 before  February 10th and mention CHSA Gala to make your reservation.

Gala Online Reservation Form

Credit Card, No Extra Fees!

Gala Reservation Paper Form


So gather up all your friends and relatives and plan to attend the 84th CHSA Celebration of Champions on March 11th.

For any banquet questions, please contact the event chairperson

Deb Krawitz at 203-927-6189 or

“Dress to Impress” it’s the best party of the year, see you there!