GoHorseShow – We Ask The Industry: What Are Some of Your Favorite Horse Show Prizes?



Amateur exhibitor Julie Hoefling likes prizes that can be displayed, yet are functional. What prizes have you been given that were your favorites?

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Vests, hat cans, and horse clothes, oh my! Vests, hat cans, and horse clothes, oh my! This saying is usually associated with The Wizard of Oz and lions, tigers, and bears. However, in the horse industry, it can be used to perfectly describe the excitement of winning a great prize at a horse show.

From awards like cash to saddles and jackets to iPads, exhibitors told us about their favorite prizes. Many mentioned that they liked awards that were functional and could be used in their everyday lives. Let’s find out what they had to say.

Jenna Tolson – I’m forever a dreamer, and I still think world show trophies and neck ribbons are the coolest things ever because of what they represent. The “regular” horse show couldn’t replicate that, however. I think jackets used to be neat, but now we all have so many jackets, we can’t wear them all.  Gift certificates are a great way to provide a prize, but still allow individuals to put it towards something they want or could use.  I love getting gift certificates for ads. Clothes, pictures, boots….anything.

Bailey Anderson – As much as I love my World Show globes, NSBA cups, and Congress trophies, I love the things that I have won that I can use. Probably my favorite is my Harris work saddle from the Big A Circuit in Georgia. Not only was it a huge goal of mine to win, I ride in it every single day. I also love the Weatherbeeta blankets from AQHA (currently being put to good use), show saddle pads, Harris headstalls, etc. And you just can’t beat MONEY!
Joetta Bell – My favorite award was the Mary Carol Heckaman buckle in the Amateur Pleasure at the Texas Classic. I won it on Harley D Zip, and I cherished that award because I always admired Mary Carol. I think special awards in memory of great fellow horsemen and horsewomen are unique ways to remember and honor them.

Katie Grossnickle – The best prize I received would be a scooter. It was won at the Gulf Coast several years ago, and it goes to every show with me. I think jackets are always a good circuit award.

Julie Hoefling – I tend to like prizes that can be functional, but also can be displayed. One of my favorite awards is a beautiful silver trophy that is also a wine chiller. This was the circuit award at the Celebration Circuit in Las Vegas, and it also came with a bottle of wine, which was a nice bonus. Also, the Silver Dollar Circuit awarded these beautiful platters that were engraved. I love that they are dual-purpose. You can display these items or use them in your daily life.

Jamie Radebaugh – I love the prize patrol at Sun Circuit. Just Peachy donated a saddle pad that I got to go and pick out last year, which was great because I could match my colors. Money is always nice too. The best is when you get money taken off of your entry fees at the end of the show for something that you’ve won. Any prize is appreciated. It’s just nice when you’re able to use it.

Lauren Stanley – The sport of horses is unlike many others. It is a labor of love that usually has high input with minimal returns. We do it for the love of the horse, not for prizes generally. But when there are great prizes present, it makes it so exciting. I love when shows offer a saddle or cash. If I have the opportunity to pay for part of my trip, I appreciate that. Polo wraps and bell boots are something I’ve won in the past and wish we saw more of. They used to give out warm winter horse blankets at the world show, and this year, when the temps dropped, we missed having those.

Joe Whitt – I won a Blue Ribbon saddle for the all-around at the MQHA Corporate Challenge several years back, which was a great prize. I also loved the program and the national championship jackets at the Sun Circuit I won last year.

Katy Jo Zuidema – A golf cart. I won it when I won the Masters Western Pleasure at the Congress. I still have it. I am very proud of it.

Johnna Letchworth Clark – I can remember growing up and the Apple products started to come out. As a youth kid winning iPods and Apple Watches was a huge deal. Saddles are always great, but it takes a great sponsor to make those awards feasible. I also love to win things that you use for your horse daily. Sheets and coolers are great, but I have always thought polo wraps and things like Back-On-Track wraps would make great prizes. Sometimes, it’s also nice to win something as simple as a gift card to places like SmartPak. That way you can buy what you need or help pay for all those supplements.

Taylor Deppen – The best prize I’ve ever won was a Harris work saddle. I love my Harris saddles and use them every time I ride. But, I love winning useful items like sheets and sleezies. I wish more shows still did these. I have embroidered sheets I won years ago that I still use every year.

Shannon Vroegh – I feel like NSBA World does the best job giving out prizes. Everyone loves getting a trophy when they win, but they also give out sheets, hay bags, clothes bags, leg wraps…all of the kind of things you need. It’s an expensive hobby and getting payback and something you can use, helps us all keep going.

Ellexxah Maxwell – The best prizes I ever received were a computer, a Golden West pad, and Rod Patrick boots. Ultimately, things you can use, not only for horses, but for everyday use. The fact is, horses are expensive, as we all know. So, getting prizes that you can utilize to feel like your money is being spent to get something back, apart from fun and points. As show management decides on circuits and all around, think about what you would like to receive. There are so many options.

Scott Reinartz – My best prize has been a Blue Ribbon saddle, for apparent reasons.  On a lower scale, I always like jackets, vests, hat cans, horse clothes. I like the useable items, so they don’t just sit around and collect dust. Make them earn their keep, LOL. I also always love artwork.

Lindsey LaPlante – I always like it when there are a couple of options to choose from as prizes. You choose between a physical item or some gift card or credit. I don’t remember what show it was, but we could use the award to reduce the show bill. Showing horses is expensive, and I always try to save money whenever possible, so winning a small credit towards the entry fee was nice.

What have been some of your favorite horse show prizes? Let us know!

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What Are Some of Your Favorite Horse Show Prizes?

GoHorseShow – We Ask The Industry: What Are Some of Your Favorite Horse Show Prizes? Amateur exhibitor Julie Hoefling likes prizes that can be displayed, yet are functional. What prizes have you been given that were your favorites? GoHorseShow Julie Hoefling PHOTO March 23, 2021 Vests, hat cans, and horse clothes, oh my! Vests, hat cans, and horse clothes, oh my! This saying is usually associated with The Wizard of Oz and lions, tigers, and bears. However, in the horse industry, it can be used to perfectly describe the excitement of winning a great prize at a horse show. From awards like cash to saddles and jackets to iPads, exhibitors told us about their favorite prizes. Many mentioned that they liked awards that were functional and could be used in their everyday lives. Let’s find out what they had to say. Jenna Tolson – I’m forever a dreamer, and I still think world show trophies and neck ribbons are the coolest things ever because of what they represent. The “regular” horse show couldn’t replicate that, however. I think jackets used to be neat, but now we all have so many jackets, we can’t wear them all.  Gift certificates are a great way to provide a prize, but still allow individuals to put it towards something they want or could use.  I love getting gift certificates for ads. Clothes, pictures, boots….anything.Bailey Anderson – As much as I love my World Show globes, NSBA cups, and Congress trophies, I love the things that I have won that I can use. Probably my favorite is my Harris work saddle from the Big A Circuit in Georgia. Not only was it a huge goal of mine to win, I ride in it every single day. I also love the Weatherbeeta blankets from AQHA (currently being put to good use), show saddle pads, Harris headstalls, etc. And you just can’t beat MONEY! Joetta Bell – My favorite award was the Mary Carol Heckaman buckle in the Amateur Pleasure at the Texas Classic. I won it on Harley D Zip, and I cherished that award because I always admired Mary Carol. I think special awards in memory of great fellow horsemen and horsewomen are unique ways to remember and honor them. Katie Grossnickle – The best prize I received would be a scooter. It was won at the Gulf Coast several years ago, and it goes to every show with me. I think jackets are always a good circuit award. Julie Hoefling – I tend to like prizes that can be functional, but also can be displayed. One of my favorite awards is a beautiful silver trophy that is also a wine chiller. This was the circuit award at the Celebration Circuit in Las Vegas, and it also came with a bottle of wine, which was a nice bonus. Also, the Silver Dollar Circuit awarded these beautiful platters that were engraved. I love that they are dual-purpose. You can display these items or use them in your daily life.Jamie Radebaugh – I love the prize patrol at Sun Circuit. Just Peachy donated a saddle pad that I got to go and pick out last year, which was great because I could match my colors. Money is always nice too. The best is when you get money taken off of your entry fees at the end of the show for something that you’ve won. Any prize is appreciated. It’s just nice when you’re able to use it.Lauren Stanley – The sport of horses is unlike many others. It is a labor of love that usually has high input with minimal returns. We…

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What Type of Horse Show Awards Do You Prefer? By: Brittany Bevis Back in the day, you would enter the ring aboard your favorite steed with the hopes of exiting the class with a coveted blue ribbon in hand. Times have changed and so has the trend for horse show awards. Some events stick to memorabilia type items like ribbons, medals, belt buckles, or saddles. On the other hand, some events trend more towards the practical items like brushes, blankets, chairs, or grooming products. Recently, we reached out to our The Equine Chronicle social media followers to ask a very important question- What type of awards do you like to receive at the horse show? Do you prefer memorabilia like ribbons, medals, or neck wreaths? Or would you rather receive items like halters, sheets, or grooming products? Also, what’s the best award you’ve ever received at a horse show? Scroll below to see what they had to say! Be sure to follow The Equine Chronicle on Facebook and Instagram, and you might be featured in an upcoming article. Michelle Might– “Personally, I still like the ribbons. Cups were a great idea at first, but now I just have a huge stack of cups that I will never ever use, and I hate to give them away, as I worked hard to earn them. You can’t make a decorative pillow or ornament out of plastic cups. Ribbons are great for new owners and new exhibitors. I want to take that first ribbon, whatever color it may be, and frame it with a picture of my horse. As for awards, I’m old fashioned. I like the practical ones that I can use while on the road- coolers, bags, sheets, chairs, etc. It’s another way to remember your achievements, and it serves a practical purpose too.” June Liston– “Saddles! Go big or go home, right? Also, neck wreaths, halters, jackets, and silver sculptures. I love all the ‘stuff.’” Kristi Paul Castelo– “Usable stuff like halters, bags, ice chests, and step stools with the show name and year. They’re great for memories!” Beverly Koke- “I like when they give you credit toward your entry fees. This is easier for show committee also. If not, then practical items like Show Sheen instead of ribbons. For circuit awards, chairs or other useable items with date/logo of show are great.” Jenna Menetrier- “I think the award that I won, that I use most often, is my wooden grooming box. I’ve had it for seven years and it’s still going strong.” Natasha Pusch– “I like practical things like sheets, halters, garment bags, ect, especially if they’re embroidered with the name of the show and class. Then, I think about the show I won them at every time I use them. I also love buckles and make shadowboxes with the buckle and a picture from the show. I would actually rather have prizes than money that I would only end up spending on something boring like groceries or hay.” Maddy Begonia- “At our larger AQHA circuit shows, if you placed, you would receive a coin. Then, you could use each coin for a dollar off your show bill. It really made you listen to all the placings and make sure to get your prize. Those coins really added up!” Christen Renee- “Practical items that show what you won it for.” Tanya Jorgensen Moore- “I do like practical items instead of ribbons. I think this draws new people to the shows. I also like to receive tickets/coins that I can use as cash to pay against my entry fees.”

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Award ideas needed Joined Dec 20, 2009 ·6,082 Posts Discussion Starter · #1 · Oct 20, 2012 I am looking for ideas on a gift for the high point of each division at a show. I need to keep it in the 20.00 range and need a qty of 5. Things I have seen are picture frames (The style was a little garish for everyone to like espially a man) A soft sided can cooler with the show embroidered on it. A flat lead rope with the show embroider on it. It needs to be generic for both man or woman. Joined Jun 18, 2011 ·15,158 Posts I had to arrange this once for our riding club’s volunteer awards. I took the easy way out & got gift certificates from the local feedstore which was also a sponsor. Posted via Mobile Device Joined Dec 20, 2009 ·6,082 Posts Discussion Starter · #3 · Oct 20, 2012 people come from a few 100 miles away so they aren’t local Posted via Mobile Device Joined Aug 16, 2009 ·10,490 Posts You could do Dover/Smartpak/Schneider’s/etc. gift cards since they’re not local. Joined Mar 22, 2012 ·490 Posts Joined May 24, 2011 ·6,345 Posts I like trophys as high points and really good ribbons, The kind that go around the horses neck. Most people have tons of little coolers and stuff like that. A gift cert for $20, I wouldn’t be that excited about, now $100 would be different. Because Pilgrim and I might just win one of your high points.:rofl: Joined Dec 20, 2009 ·6,082 Posts Discussion Starter · #7 · Oct 21, 2012 I like trophys as high points and really good ribbons, The kind that go around the horses neck. Most people have tons of little coolers and stuff like that. A gift cert for $20, I wouldn’t be that excited about, now $100 would be different. Because Pilgrim and I might just win one of your high points.:rofl: I was just on line looking at grooming totes, garment bags, and thinking something on that order custom embroidered. SSShhhh don’t tell any one. It’s a secret. Joined May 24, 2011 ·6,345 Posts I was just on line looking at grooming totes, garment bags, and thinking something on that order custom embroidered. SSShhhh don’t tell any one. It’s a secret. Mum’s the word.:thumbsup: Joined Jun 29, 2012 ·285 Posts My daughter won one of those outdoor folding chairs that fit in a bag with the show name on it and Champion. It’s awesome cause we use it all the time. Not sure the price but maybe you can go with those cushions you use on bleachers instead of a whole chair. Joined Jan 17, 2011 ·17,293 Posts The cost of embroidering can eat up your budget. How about gift certificate from one of the common fast food joints that is good anywhere? Joined Nov 28, 2006 ·5,472 Posts The cost of embroidering can eat up your budget. Most folks have connections and can network decent pricing. We have done hay bags, water buckets (club logo…

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