American Saddlebred Horse Association of New Jersey

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Celebrating Our Award Winners

The ASHA of NJ Awards Banquet celebration was held Saturday, January 14th, 2017, at Beaver Brook Country Club in Annandale, NJ.  

Theme - "The January Blues Party" 

   At first, it was feared that many of our members wouldn't be able to make it to the banquet because of the inclement weather. However, it seems as if our club is blessed with hardy people, (much like our beloved Saddlebred horses), because the banquet actually had its largest turnout ever with 128 people in attendance.  Many members participated in our "January Blues" theme by adorning themselves in clothing or accessories of that color.  We had great items displayed for our basket raffle, a DJ provided music and the photo booth with all of its props, which is always a big hit.  A sumptuous buffet and our awards presentation topped off a great evening!

SPECIAL AWARDS included the following:

Horse of the Year, Charles "Doc" Covino Perpetual Memorial TrophyWindy Hill's Super Star 

We are especially  grateful to Ed and Candi Aversenti for travelling from their home in Pennsylvania, not only to attend, but to hand deliver the Trophy for presentation at our awards ceremony.  

Ambassador Horse of the Year:  Victory's Lady Fox;  Ambassador Rider of the YearHallie Ricci ​                             Gwen Stableford Service Award:​  Mary Elias

Note:  For the complete list of 2016 award winners, click here.

Congratulations and good luck to all in 2017!