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Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association Awards Year-End Honors

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The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association dedicated its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to long time member and volunteer Susan Varano-Seirp, who passed away in April, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The officers of the Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association. The DVHA held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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Skylar Day collects one of many awards from her mother, Amanda Day. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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Christina Crielly receives her Lifetime Membership Award. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Luise Gallicchio Memorial Trophy is presented to Meredith Shive, for western.The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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Salma Noor Benmoussa is presented with the Luise Gallicchio Memorial Award for hunters. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Luise Gallicchio Memorial Trophy is presented to Alyssa Schneider, for dressage. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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Michelle Clinger accepts one of several awards. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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Doug and Amanda J. Day. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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Good Sportsmanship Award winner, Sandra Devenney. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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Good sportsmanship award is presented to Braden Phillips. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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Good sportsmanship awards went to Makenna Hummel. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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Good sportsmanship award is presented to Maureen Foley. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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Patti Deluca, left is volunteer of the year. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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Alexandra James is presented the exceptional effort award for hunters. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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Amber Jewel, right collects the trainer of the year award for western. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Exceptional Effort Trophy is presented to Alison Welsh. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Exceptional Effort Trophy is presented to Susan Pena. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Marjorie Van Ness outstanding adult beginner rider award goes to Rob Watson for western. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Marjorie Van Ness outstanding adult beginner rider award goes to Rosalind Cuss for dressage.The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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Lyna Wiggins receives the Tiffany Jantelle Memorial Western Trail Award. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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V.J., left, and Samantha Varano, right, accept the Susan Varano-Sierp award, named in honor of their mother. The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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SERGEANTSVILLE, N.J. — The Delaware Valley Horsemen’s Association celebrated held its annual awards banquet recently. The night was dedicated to Susan Varano-Sierp, a longtime member and volunteer who died in Apri last year.

DVHA president Sue Haydu choked back the tears as she remembered Varano-Sierp, who had battled cancer twice. A memorial award was created in the horsewoman’s honor and Varano-Sierp was named as the first winner. Her children, Samantha and V.J., along with her husband Paul received the award in her honor.

In addition to high point winners in each division, several special awards were given out.

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The Luise Gallicchio Memorial Trophy was presented to young riders, who are striving to achieve to become better equestrians or just starting out, Skylar Day, Draft; Madison Edwards. Driving; Salma Noor Benmoussa, hunter; Meredith Shive, western and Alyssa Schneider, dressage.

The Welling C. Howell Founders Award for outstanding service went to Amanda J. and Doug Day.

Fall Reign, ridden by Michelle Clinger was presented with the Dr. Ernest Haydu Memorial Award as high point jumper. He was also Horse of the Year. The 19-year-old thoroughbred gelding has been Clinger’s partner since January, 2008.

Fall Reign a.k.a “Sneakers” started out in the hunter and pleasure rings and took awhile to the knack of cantering  but eventually became a nice hunter. Sneakers went with to Clinger to college and returned to showing at DVHA after she graduated. They returned to find success in both jumping and dressage. The pair was champions in the year-end awards for Starter Rider for dressage. They were also champions in Itty Bitty Jumpers.

Good sportsmanship awards went to Sandra Devenny, Makenna Hummel, Braden Phillips and Maureen Foley.

Volunteer of the year award went to Patti DeLuca who serves as the group’s treasurer.

Sue Haydu was leading trainer for jumpers, driving and draft. Amber Jewell topped the western division and Penny Schell earned the title for hunters.

The Exceptional Effort Trophy was presented to Alexandra James, Alison Welsh and Susan Pena.

The Marjorie Van Ness outstanding adult beginner rider award went to Rob Watson for western and Rosalind  Cuss for dressage.

Just in Time earned the Old Campaigner Award. The honor goes to a mount that has been showing at DVHA for at least 10 years and continues to be reliable. Just In Time, a.k.a. “Tonka” has carried many young riders in leadline through children’s classes. He carried Rylie True to championship honors in Mini Stirrup Hunter and Pre Short Stirrup. Rylie was also tied with Cassie Struzinski for Mini Stirrup Equitation champion. Makenna Hummel rode Tonka to the championship in Short Stirrup Hunter.

Hannah Koval took home the McKenzie Wright Memorial Trophy named in honor of a young rider from Delaware Township who died from a rare form of cancer in 2009. The award goes to the high point leadline rider.

Lyna Wiggins and Marilyn were named most improved trail rider and presented the Tiffany Jantelle Memorial Western Trail Award. Jantelle was killed in 2011 by a hit-and-run driver while she tried to save an injured dog in the road.

The DVHA show season gets underway on April 22 with drafts and very small equines plus western shows. The schedule also includes hunters, jumpers dressage and driving. June is DVHA Rides For The Cure month to benefit cancer patients in the Delaware Valley.

See www.dvha.org for more information.

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