Special Show Trophies

Perpetual trophy to be presented at the Annual GGAHA Arabian and Half Arabian Class A horse shows.

Founder's Memorial Trophy to Purebred Open Western Pleasure Champion
In Memory of Vernon E. Dwelly
First President of the Golden Gate Arabian Horse Association

 

Trophy donated by Barbara E. Dwelly.

 

Arabian Trail Horse Championship Award

IN MEMORY OF NATIONAL CHAMPION TRAIL HORSE EL MASEYN+/

El Maseyn +/  (Masruf El Natal x Bint Babeyn) was 1973 United States National Champion Trail Horse, shown by Skip Carpenter. He was purchased by Golden Gate Member Linda Lambert at the 1975 Bruce Howard Sale in Santa Rosa. She went on to show him to many Region III Trail Horse Championships and Top Fives.
El Maseyn +/ earned his Legion of Supreme Honor in 1983. He was one of those rare Arabians who competed against all breeds, winning many Halter, English & Trail Classes.  For many years El Maseyn+/ carried the American Flag in the Redwood Juniors color guard, ridden by Tami Groom, Marylisa Walsh, Bill Walsh and Lena Bowa. Among the sons and daughters he sired, were El Feysyn, a successful Half-Arabian cutting horse, owned by Golden Gate member, Wayne Lane, Alleyula Em, a successful dressage horse, owned by Margo Hoagland, and Sarah Mea L owned by Linda Lambert.
Sarah was Champion Trail horse at the Golden Gate show and top ten trail horse at Scottsdale. The Trail Horse Championship, at Golden Gate show has been sponsored in memory of El Maseyn +/ since his passing in 1987.
Sponsor: LINDA LAMBERT

 

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Championship

This trophy is donated in memory of Carolyn Day, a loyal supporter of the GGAHA show as well as many other local and regional horse shows. Carolyn, an avid horse enthusiast was a happy smiling face and was a genuine honest, friendly and humorous human being. Her success as a business woman (she owned and operated Sonoma Saddle Shop) was only surpassed by her love and enthusiasm for life, which she lived to the fullest and encouraged others to do also. 

She was a bright ray of sunshine at our show and her presence will forever be missed. However tragic her demise, remember her in living memories of smiles and laughter.
Sponsor: LYNETTE ERLACH, DEBBIE WIEGMANN & CYNTHIA HALL IN MEMORY OF CAROLYN DAY

 

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR Championship

This special trophy is awarded at every GGAHA Show to the winner of the “Purebred Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR Championship” The award is presented by Yvonne Bohan, Ted Draper and Friends in loving memory of Yvonne’s gelding Sha-Heme++ who won this championship back in 1984.

Yvonne purchased Sha-Heme++ from Ted Draper as a three year old and together over the next eleven years became a winning team. Sha-Heme++ was Yvonne’ first horse and they became best friends; his untimely death was very devastating to Yvonne.

To Honor Sha-Heme++’s memory, Ted Draper and Friends purchased this special trophy to be presented by Yvonne at the GGAHA show each year. Yvonne Bohan, Ted Draper and Friends would like to thank GGAHA and congratulate this years Champion.
Sponsor: THE SHA-HEME++ PERPETUAL TROPHY YVONNE BOHAN, TED DRAPER AND FRIENDS

 

Arabian Mounted Native Costume Championship

The Arabian Mounted Native Costume Championship trophy is being donated in memory of John and Valentina Logvy, long term members and active participants of GGAHA. They with other pioneers, were instrumental in organizing the GGAHA and were especially supportive of the Native Costume Class (originally known as the “Bed Sheet Class”) because of their love for the classic desert bred Arabian horse. Valentina rode in many shows and was actively involved in the running of the Logvy Arabian Horse Ranch until her death in 1970, and John continued management of the ranch until his death in 1995.

 
Sponsor: THE JOHN AND VALENTINA LOGVY MEMORIAL TROPHY SPONSORED BY THE LOGVY FAMILY

 

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Championship

This Trophy is in loving  Memory of Pam Jimenez. Pam and her sister Cindy Lewis were both killed in a terrible automobile accident April 29th, 2004.  Pam was the owner and founder of Retire-Your Horse.  Pam was also Show secretary for many horse shows in California, including Diablo Arabian Horse Association and our Golden Gate Arabian Horse Show.  Pam was such a sweet kind person.  She will be dearly missed.

Sponsor: PAM JIMENEZ MEMORIAL TROPHY - SPONSORED BY LYNETTE ERLACH, DEBBIE WIEGMANN AND CAROL MINGST

 

Edie Lehman Memorial Sportsmanship Award
 

This award will be given in memory of Edie Lehman to the person who

exhibits the best sportsmanship at this show, as determined by the
award committee.
The Award will be presented on Sunday Afternoon. Award is being
Sponsored by friends of Edie Lehman.
Sportsmanship. The dictionary defines sportsmanship as "Conduct and
attitude considered as befitting participants in sports, especially fairness,
courtesy, striving spirit, respect for one's opponent and grace in winning
or losing." But what does it look like?
Edie Lehman was the epitome of sportsmanship. A fierce competitor
who aimed for perfection every go, she was unfailingly courteous, to
other competitors, on-lookers, show staff, judges and most especially the
horses. Generous to a fault she frequently loaned tack,
provided hardware or answered questions for her fellow competitors.
Her calm, friendly manner made you feel at home and welcome at a
show. She always had a quiet smile, a pleasant word or a casual wave
for everyone she met. As a nationally known and respected judge, Edie
had an unerring eye in the show ring. She was quick to praise and point
out the finer points of a go, whether it was one of hers, her clients or
friends or a competitor's. She also pin-pointed problem areas with laserlike
precision and shared her perceptions if asked. Fairness was
ingrained in Edie. She didn't hold with blaming the judge or the weather
or the environment for a less than stellar performance. She was
genuinely delighted when a fellow competitor had a particularly
spectacular performance. To her the important thing was the partnership
between horse and rider. The ribbons would come if the partnership was
good.
Edie Lehman lived a good sportsman life. She set a high standard for
the rest of us.

Art Shepherd  Memorial Sportsmanship Award

This award will be given in memory of Art Shepherd to the youth who exhibits the best sportsmanship at this show as determined by the award committee. It will be presented on Sunday Afternoon. The award is being sponsored by the Shepherd Family.  Art passed away suddenly January 2011. You could always count on him to run the gate at the Spring Golden Gate Show, and will be greatly missed. 

 

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