The Draft Cross Breeders & Owners Association (DCBOA) has presented three Rising Star Awards to participants in the 2015 United States Pony Club (USPC) Championships held at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va., July 22-26.
This years award recipients are Samantha Denning of Winsted, Conn. competing with Bocelli in tetrathlon, Alyssa Lapierre of Holis, N.H. competing with Celebration in dressage, and Virginia Strench of Harwood, Md. competing with Black Diamond in eventing.
The DCBOA Rising Star Award is presented annually to the top scoring USPC participant showing a registered draft cross horse at the USPC Championships. Sixteen trophies have been presented since the creation of the award in 2006.
The DCBOA is the nations leading registry for draft cross horses. Additional adult awards are offered in the disciplines of dressage, eventing, driving and side-saddle. Complete details about the annual award program can be found on the DCBOA website at www.dcboa.com
Alyssa Lapierre and Celebration – Dressage
Virginia Strench and Black Diamond – Eventing
Samantha Denning and Bocelli – Tetrathlon