Perpetual Trophy Winners 2018
CLARKE OWENS MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR SPORTSMANSHIP
Recognizes the rider who exhibits the most sportsmanlike attitude towards their fellow riders with their encouragement and helpfulness.
Clarke Owens was a faithful volunteer for the first 10 years of the MVSRA, bringing two or three horses each week. Clarke and his family also supplied a team and wagon for parades for many years. No matter what the weather, Clarke could be seen riding and trailering his horses down the road to the Cow Palace. Clarke's dedication and quiet good humour was an encouragement to volunteers and riders alike.
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RYAN BOUTWELL MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN THE FACE OF CHALLENGE
Recognizes the rider who has overcome a significant challenge to enjoy and improve their riding skills.
Ryan was a little boy who started riding with MVSRA when he was eight years old. Ryan could not walk or talk and was also hearing and visually impaired. When he first started to ride he required total support from his side walkers, but by his third year he could balance himself for several rounds around the arena. Ryan loved to ride and cuddle his pony and you could often hear him giggling as he experienced the freedom of movement. He was especially proud the summer he rode Blondie in the Olds Parade.
ANNE OVERWATER MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR MOST IMPROVED INDEPENDENT RIDER
Anne Overwater was born in MB, and moved to Didsbury in 1962. She attended school in Didsbury and graduated from Horizon School in Olds. She worked at the Olds Bottle Depot as well as the Didsbury Hospital as a volunteer in the recycling department. Anne's first love was bowling but her second love was horseback riding. She loved animals and the company of her fellow riders and volunteers.
EARL STEWART MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR HORSEMANSHIP
A longtime resident of Mountain View County, Earl was a veteran of WW II in the Canadian Cavalry. He enjoyed living in the county and loved to ride, working on many farms and ranches to be near the horses. In his later years, as a resident of the Didsbury Hospital, he was able to continue riding with MVSRA. Earl's family has sponsored this award because of Earl's love for the horses and riding.
DON LYNCH MEMORIAL PLAQUE FOR OUTSTANDING
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Don Lynch was a volunteer for MVSRA for many years holding the Treasurer position and helping out wherever possible. Don was an amazing man who gave of himself and his time to make our community a better place. All those who knew Don will remember him fondly as being very caring and understanding.
SPRING TRAIL RIDE WINNERS
FALL WIND UP WINNERS