Above: MHIB chairman Jim Steele with December Touch of Class winners
Rebecca Walters, Michelle Warro and Neil Agate © JHA Photography

On December 5, during the Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series awards banquet, trainers Michelle Warro (Davidsonville), Rebecca Walters (Fallston) and Neil Agate (Germantown) were presented with the December Touch of Class award from the Maryland Horse Industry Board for their top placings at the 2015 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover and Symposium (Lexington, KY). Warro road the 4-year-old gelding Best Things In Life to win the Eventing division and place third in the Dressage division. Walters and finished second in the Show Jumping division with Feet Included (a 6-year-old gelding) and was the top placing amateur trainer in the division. Agate and the six-year-old mare Demon were fourth overall in the Polo division with Agate earning the top amateur trainer award.

For interviews with these trainers and more about the RRP Thoroughbred Makeover and Symposium, pick up the December issue of The Equiery at one of these locations, or click here to read the digital version (article starts on page 39).

For more information about MHIB and the Touch of Class awards, click here.