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USA Equestrian
Celebration Wins Best Young Horse At Inaugural Hunter Breeding Championship

Celebration (Our Diplomat - Pardon Me Mister, by Mr. Inspector) a two-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, owned by Cismont Manor Farm and handled by Kenneth Wheeler, received the Dave Kelly Perpetual Trophy donated by Nokomis Farm and Diana Dodge, as the Overall Grand Hunter Breeding Champion at the 2002 Sallie B. Wheeler/USA National Hunter Breeding Championship.

Kenneth Wheeler was awarded the Belcort Farm Perpetual Trophy and Lita "Squeaky" Wangensteen received the J. Arthur Reynolds Memorial Trophy as the breeder of the Overall Grand Hunter Breeding Champion.

A panel of two judges, Rick Abbott of Cochranville, PA and Daniel Robertshaw of Camden, SC, adjudicated the classes offered for yearling colts and fillies, two-year-old colts and fillies and three-year-old colts and fillies. For complete results please visit the USA Equestrian web site at <>. Champions by division are as follows:

Yearling Colts/Geldings
Le Blanc Reynard
Owned By: John W. Kelly Jr
Handled By: Oliver Brown
Breeder: John W. Kelly Jr
Sire: Chenin Blanc
Dam: Autumns Foxy Lady
Sire of Dam: Bold Conqueror

Yearling Fillies
Follow the Moon
Owned By: Susan Crotty and Woodland Farm
Handled By: Sam Manno
Breeder: Susan Crotty
Sire: Zarr
Dam: Skim the Moon
Sire of Dam: Sail Ahoy

Two-Year-Old Colts/Geldings
Owned by: Cismont Manor Farm
Handled By: Kenneth Wheeler
Breeder: Lita "Squeaky" Wangensteen
Sire: Our Diplomat
Dam: Pardon Me Mister
Sire of Dam: Mr. Inspector

Two-Year-Old Fillies
Owner: Mark Godby
Handled By: Jane Ervine
Sire: Alla' Czar
Dam: Persian Company
Sire of Dam: King Persian

Three-Year-Old Colt/Gelding
Steal The Fire
Owner: Cismont Manor Farm
Handler: Kenneth Wheeler
Breeder: Sherry Kohler
Sire: Knick Press
Dam: The Hope Diamond
Sire of Dam: Jimmy Hamilton

Three-Year-Old Fillies
As Good As Gold
Owner: Susan Stanton
Handler: Lin Anderson
Breeder: Susan Stanton
Sire: All the Gold
Dam: Later For Love
Sire of Dam: Rock Royalty

USA 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.


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