Newark, OH, January 01, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The American Trakehner Association (ATA) is pleased to announce its 2008 Awards of Merit. The awards were announced at the ATA convention this fall. Additional details on the awards can be found on the ATA website at www.americantrakehner.com.
Awards of Merit
The Koenig/ NowPac Young Riders’ Dressage Award is a monetary award awarded to the highest scoring junior/young rider competing in dressage on an ATA Trakehner or Part-Trakehner horse. The 2008 recipient is Laura Noyes of Delaware, Ohio. Noyes competed at Prix St. Georges riding Syncro ORB-A-G442 (by Enrico Caruso *Ps*E* out of Sonset *E* by Habicht); bred by Perlebach Farms, Omaha, Neb. and owned by Laura Noyes, Delaware, Ohio.
The Palmenblüte Award is a perpetual trophy awarded to the ATA purebred Trakehner who has contributed the most in competition to promote the breed in North America. The 2008 winner is Syncro ORB-A-G442 (by Enrico Caruso *Ps*E* out of Sonset *E* by Habicht); bred by Perlebach Farms, Omaha, Neb.; owned and ridden by Laura Noyes, Delaware, Ohio.
The Trakehner Förderverein Award is a trophy donated by the Trakehner Förderverein of Germany and awarded annually to the most successful ATA purebred Trakehner in Eventing. The 2008 award goes to Windfall *Pg* OSB-E-S353 (by Habicht out of E.St. Wundermädel xx by Madruzzo xx). Windfall is bred by Heinz Lembke, Kaufbeuren, Germany; owned by Timothy Holekamp, Columbia, Mo. and ridden by Darren Chiacchia, Springville, N.Y.
The Trakehner Verband Award is a trophy donated by the Trakehner Verband and awarded annually to the most successful ATA purebred Trakehner in Dressage. The 2008 recipient is Martailo *Pg* ORB-B-S884 (by Hailo *Pg*E* out of Moselle by Martini *Pg*E*); bred by Lynn and Sam Culbert, Bradenton, Fla.; owned and ridden by Tracey Winter, Lake Worth, Fla.
The Cäsar Memorial Cup is a perpetual trophy awarded annually for the ATA approved Trakehner stallion with the year's highest score in Eventing. The 2008 award winner is Stiletto *Pb* OSB-A-S339 (by Martini *Pg*E* out of Suprecocious by Abdullah *Pg*E*); bred and owned by Jean Brinkman, Wellborn, Fla. and ridden by Andrew Palmer.
The Gerda Friedrichs Memorial Award is a perpetual trophy awarded annually to a member of the ATA for outstanding breeding success of an ATA studbook registered Trakehner broodmare and her foals. The 2008 award goes to High Class OSB-E-M1536 (by E.H. Ravel out of Hasel II by Ferlino); bred by Horst Tessner, Germany; owned by Les Ecuries Bois d'Elan, Melbourne, QC, Canada.
The Karl-Heinz Barton Memorial Trophy is a perpetual trophy awarded annually to an individual for exemplary service to the ATA. The 2008 recipient is Allen MacMillan of Huntington, Ind.
Congratulations to all of this years Merit award recipients.
The American Trakehner Association (ATA) was established in 1974 as a non-profit association of breeders, owners, and friends for the promotion and preservation, in the Western Hemisphere, of the warmblood horse of Trakehner origin. The ATA serves a number of purposes including:
· Maintaining a public registry of Trakehner horses.
· Marking and branding approved stallions, mares and foals with the Association's corporate seal.
· Disseminating information to breeders, owners and friends pertaining to the breeding and raising of Trakehner horses.
· Promoting the performance of the Trakehner horse in dressage, three-day eventing, hunting, jumping, driving and other sporting disciplines.
· Encouraging a public understanding of the Trakehner horse, its breeding and performance.
For more information on the American Trakehner Association visit www.AmericanTrakehner.com.