Equestrian Names Charles Crabtree For Medal Of Honor
R. Crabtree of Simpsonville, Kentucky has been named as the first
2002 recipient of USA Equestrian's Pegasus Medal of Honor.
and his wife, famed equestrian Helen K. Crabtree, opened their
stable in 1959 and the duo went on to earn 75 World Championship
titles, including CH Yorktown's 1966 World's Champion Five Gaited
Two-Year-Old with Charles Crabtree aboard. In 1989 this husband
and wife team was inducted into the World Championship Horse Show
Hall of Fame.
Pegasus Medal of Honor was created as an annual award to recognize
individuals who have exhibited outstanding service to horses and
the sport. Through their dedication, recipients of the Pegasus
Medal of Honor have attracted people to the sport and contributed
to horse sports by advancing its popularity. Charles R. Crabtree's
superior service will be acknowledged with a commemorative USA
Equestrian Pegasus Medal of Honor to be formally presented during
the USA Equestrian Annual Meeting, January 15-19, 2003, in Lexington,
Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the
U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship
sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show
jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines
of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation
has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions
nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including
educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates
who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian
sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of
excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on
a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its
horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian
federation in the world.