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Nominations Open for 2023 Pegasus Award and Lifetime Achievement

Nominations will close Wednesday, October 18, 2023

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 31, 2023, 10:35 AM

Lexington, Ky. - Nominations are now being accepted for the USEF Lifetime Achievement Award and Pegasus Medal of Honor. Any current US Equestrian (USEF) member interested in submitting a nomination to US Equestrian must do so by Wednesday, October 18, 2023.

The following awards will be presented at the 2023 Pegasus Awards on Sunday, January 14, 2024.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Pegasus Medal of Honor


Lifetime Achievement Award

With a special emphasis on length of service and a broad industry impact, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the horseman or woman whose "lifetime experience and accomplishments in the equestrian world exemplify uncommon devotion to competition with horses and whose equestrian career and horsemanship have continually elevated the sport’s excellence.”

Last year's Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the late Hope Hand.

To learn more about the Lifetime Achievement Award and the previous recipients, click here.

Pegasus Medal of Honor

This award recognizes individuals who have exhibited outstanding dedication and service to horses and equestrian sport. These individuals have excelled in attracting people to the sport and have contributed to horse sport by advancing its popularity.

Jan Decker, Sally McClure Jackson, and John R. “Doc” Steele received Pegasus Medals of Honor at the 2023 USEF Annual Meeting.

To learn more about the Pegasus Medal of Honor and the previous recipients, click here


Nomination Process

Nominations may be submitted in writing or via email and must include:

  • Nominee's name,
  • City and state of residence,
  • Discipline(s) and/or breed(s),
  • Reason for suggesting him/her,
  • Accomplishments and accolades, and
  • Any other pertinent information to their involvement in the horse industry,
  • Three (3) high-resolution photos of the nominee that US Equestrian has permission to use for Annual Meeting coverage and promotions.

Those submitting nominations must also include their name, mailing address, email address, and daytime telephone number in the event additional details are needed.

Award Nomination Form

Submit nominations via mail to:

Jera Jordan
ATTN: Awards
4001 Wing Commander Way Lexington, KY 40511

OR via e-mail ([email protected])