Congratulations to the winning stables of the 2014 Barn Night at Washington International Horse Show. We are proud that, once again, MARYLAND dominated the entries and swept the Barn Night Awards!The creative challenge theme (for videos and banners) was “Equestrian Idol.” (Were you at Barn Night? For lots of Barn Night photos, visit The Equiery‘s Facebook site!)
- Largest Group: Meadowbrook Stables in Chevy Chase, MD (Meadowbrook Stables is celebrating their 80th Anniversary on Nov. 8th!)
- Best Spirit: Cedar Creek in VA
- Best Banner: Summerfield Farm in Lothian, MD
- Best Video: Autumn Grove Stables – all the way from Berlin on Maryland’s Eastern Shore! Click here to see the winning video, which had everyone at The Equiery dancing!
Prizes included a clinic with Olympic gold medalist Peter Wylde, a customized golf cart from United Metro Golf Cart and Dover gift certificates.
The Equiery is pleased to salute our fellow Barn Night co-sponsors:
- Dover Saddlery (also a regular Equiery advertiser)
- Charles Owen
- United Metro Golf Cart
- C&A Sportswear
- The Peterson Family Foundation
Share your Barn Night story with us! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KC van Aarem has that Touch of Class
As part of the Barn Night festivities, The Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) presented KC van Aarem (Wheaton, MD) with a Touch of Class award. KC was a member of one of the winning teams at the 2014 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) in Lexington, Kentucky this summer. 19 year old KC rode her 12 year-old Canadian Sport Horse, Mastermind, on the Zone 3 winning 4-person team in show jumping. KC was presented with her award while posing with Meadowbrook Stables, who had the most people at the 2014 WIHS Barn Night!
The Touch of Class Award honors Marylanders and/or their horses who excel nationally and internationally. The award is named after the Maryland-bred mare, Touch of Class, who won two gold medals in show jumping in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. For more information about the Touch of Class Award and the Maryland Horse Industry Board, contact MHIB Executive Director Ross Peddicord at email@example.com or phone (410) 841-5798.