ROOD & RIDDLE thoroughbred SPORT HORSE AWARDs

 

Many times after Thoroughbreds have completed their race careers, they are ideal candidates for another vocation. To call attention to these horses’ second career possibilities, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has created awards to be presented to the top Thoroughbred sport horses each year.

Since 2009 Rood & Riddle has partnered with the United States Equestrian Federation and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to sponsor these awards. These awards recognize Thoroughbreds that have excelled in second careers as performance horses in dressage, eventing, hunter, and jumper competitions throughout the year. Competitors earn points toward the Rood & Riddle Thoroughbred Sport Horse Awards at USEF-sanctioned events during the show season, and the open divisional awards go to the highest point earners. Rookie awards in each division ensure that newcomers are recognized as well.  A Horse of the Year is chosen from the open winners by a panel of celebrity horsemen. 

The open divisional and rookie awards are presented in January during the USEF Silver Stirrup Awards banquet with the Horse of the Year Award being presented at the annual TOBA Awards Dinner in September.


Award Recipients

Horse of the Year

2009 Courageous Comet
2010 Courageous Comet
2011 Sea Walker
2012 Thomas Edison
2013 Houdini
2014 Mensa G
2015 Sound Prospect
2016 Zine Dine                                                                              2017 Argyle

 


Argyle
Photo Credit:
Shannon Brinkman Photo

Dressage

Open

2009 - Arthur
2010 - Arthur
2011 - Lord Kenmer
2012 - Lord Kenmer
2013 - Wapato Gold
2014 - Mudzima
2015 - Raphael
2016 - Raphael                                                                           2017 - Pitter Pat

 

Rookie Dressage

2009 --
2010 - Star Style
2011 - Coopersmith
2012 - PuppyLove
2013 - Max Q
2014 - Embracing Picasso
2015 - Let The Cat Out
2016 - Ken's Kitten                                                                     2017 - Personal Privilege

Eventing

Open

2009 - Courageous Comet
2010 - Courageous Comet
2011 - Can't Fire Me
2012 - Courageous Comet
2013 - Houdini
2014 - Mensa G
2015 - Sound Prospect
2016 - Rise Against                                                                    2017 - Argyle

 

Rookie Eventing

2009 --
2010 - Wild Tiger
2011 - Santino
2012 - Nonsensical
2013 - Double Dare
2014 - Bayr Necessity
2015 - Icabad Crane
2016 - The Manager                                                                  2017 - High Decorum

Hunter

Open

2009 - Alexander
2010 - Alexander
2011 - Sea Walker
2012 - Nicki
2013 - Felton
2014 - Early Note
2015 - Top Cat
2016 - Sea Walker                                                                              2017 -  One Lucky Guy

 

Rookie Hunter

2009 --
2010 - Two Heros
2011 - Unexpected
2012 - Curb Appeal
2013 - Fappy
2014 - Pardoned
2015 - Brightly Shining
2016 - Top Cat                                                                            2017 - Rifleman

Jumping

Open

2009 - Thomas Edison
2010 - Thomas Edison
2011 - Panache
2012 - Thomas Edison
2013 - Panache
2014 - Panache
2015 - Panache
2016 - Zine Dine                                                                         2017 - Panache

 

Rookie Jumping

2009 --
2010 - Set Sail
2011 - Zine Dine
2012 - Arkansas
2013 - Arkansas
2014 - Counting Stars
2015 - Just Jake
2016 - Just Jake                                                                         2017 - Drops of Jupiter