Nominations are open for the Horse Stars Hall of Fame, an honor that celebrates horses that have made a life-changing impact on people.
The Horse Stars Hall of Fame was established by the EQUUS Foundation and the US Equestrian in 2013 to celebrate the extraordinary talent of horses and the magical bond between horses and people. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 31.
Last year, reiner Ms Dreamy was one of nine horses inducted into the Horse Stars Hall of Fame. The Quarter Horse mare, owned by Frederick Christen, and trainer Dan Huss won Individual silver and Team gold medals at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, N.C.
Months later, they vaulted to the public’s attention again when the mare’s bridle broke apart and fell off during the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) during the Senior Reining finals. They continued the run bridle-less, much to the crowd’s delight and the appreciation of many who later watched a video of the run.
Ms Dreamy is one of several reining horses that were inducted. Horses of all breeds and disciplines can be nominated.
The EQUUS Foundation inducts horses that have had a life-changing impact in public service or on the public’s perception of horses; have excelled or are excelling in the area of equine assisted activities and therapies, and/or have excelled or are excelling in their competitive or public service career after overcoming significant hardship.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) also inducts the its “Horses of Honor” selected by USEF annually.
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