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Osierlea Award



The annual Osierlea Award is presented at the AVA/USEF National Championships each year. This award, sponsored by AVA founders Elizabeth Searle and J. Ashton Moore, is designed to encourage clubs, coaches and longeurs to present their horses in the best possible light at the horse inspection before the competition begins.

2015
Charles (owned by Saacha De Amborossio) with Lunger Saacha De Amborossio (Above and Beyond Vaulting Club, Snohomish, WA)

2014
Charles (owned by Saacha De Amborossio) with Lunger Saacha De Amborossio (Above and Beyond Vaulting Club, Snohomish, WA)

2013
Urfreund Rosengaard (owned by Jan Garrod) with longer Emma Seeley (Mt. Eden Vaulting club, Saratoga, CA) Photo provided by Lynne Owen/VaultingPhotos.com

2012
Isabella (owned by David Yee) with longeur Kalyn Geisler (Woodside Vaulters, Woodside, CA)

2011
Sir James (owned by Garrod Farms) with longeur Olivia Swan (Mt. Eden Vaulting Club, Saratoga, CA)

2010
Cheval (owned by Sydney Frankel) with longeur Poppy Coulter (Pacific Coast Vaulters, Woodside, CA)

2009
Cheval (owned by Sydney Frankel) with longeur Poppy Coulter (Pacific Coast Vaulters, Woodside, CA)

2008
Nobel (owned by Robert Rogers) with longeur Jessica Ballenger (Mt. Eden Vaulters, Saratoga, CA)

2007
Prinz Pilot with longeur Emma Seely (Mt. Eden Vaulters, Saratoga, CA)

2006
Sovira with longeur Ingrid Hamar (Showtime Vaulters, Visalia, CA)

2005
Paradox with longeur Ingrid Hamar (Showtime Vaulters, Visalia, CA)

2004
Olano with longeur Priscilla B. Faulkner (Falconwood Vaulters, Covington, GA)

2003
Designer Socks with longeur Katariina Alongi (Coast Line Vaulters, Santa Cruz, CA)

2002
King, War Lord Bars and Hi Hat Andy with longeur Del Dyer (Mt. Tabor Vaulters, Blacksburg, VA)

2001
King, Hi Hat Andy and War Lord Bars with longeur Del Dyer (Mt. Tabor Vaulters, Blacksburg, VA)

2000
Oh Erin Tura with longeur Jeannie Beattie (Lompoc Vaulters, Lompoc, CA)

1999
Jacky with longeur Emma Drinker (Mt. Eden Vaulters, Saratoga, CA)

1996
Patrick Delaney with longeur Jim Bibbler (Woodside Vaulters, Woodside, CA)

1995
Toby with longeur Jim Bibbler (Woodside Vaulters, Woodside, CA)

1994
Chancey with longeur Nancy Stevens (Timberline Vaulters, Santa Cruz, CA)

1993
Bleaux with longeur Merry Cole (Albuquerque Vaulters, Corrales, NM)

1992
Chancey with longeur Nancy Stevens (Timberline Vaulters, Santa Cruz, CA)



Horse Inspection Tips

The horse inspection is a club's first opportunity to "wow" the judges with its most important team member. Here are a few tips courtesy of FEI Judge Sue Detol:
  1. Make sure your horse is groomed and cleaned to perfection—as if you were competing at a "best of breed" show.

    • His feet should be clean, his tail brushed, and his coat shining.
    • The mane should be braided or roached.
    • The bridle must be spotless.
    • Horse number should be attached to left side of bridle.

  2. Make sure the handler is equally well turned out: Dressed in team sweats, longeing attire or some other outfit that is neat, clean and workmanlike.

  3. Presenting the horse:

    • The horse should move out smartly at a trot, if that is what is asked for, and not lag and pull back from the handler.