Maplewood Annual Awards Banquet


"What a wonderful Maplewood Awards Dinner we had at Toyiabe Golf Club on January 28th! Thanks to everyone who came and made it a special evening!" said Maplewood CEO Julie Winkel, who graciously hosted the banquet in classic style.

Maplewood, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017, is one of the few show stables that hosts a private awards banquet for clients and students each year. In addition to beautiful perpetual trophies and plaques--many decorated with decades of engraved names--the banquet also included series awards for the 2017 Maplewood Fun Shows as well as entertaining "Dumb-Ass" Awards highlighting those memories and moments some would like to forget! 

The Maplewood Fun Series Winners Included:

  • Novice Division—Champion: Emily Anderson and Reserve Champion: Wynette Helsel
  • Equitation Division—Chapion: Marlee Comba and Reserve Champion: Devina Stone
  • Hunter Division—Champion: Mac Daddy and Marlee Comba and Reserve Champion: Outspoken and Lisa Trujillo
  • Overall High-Point Winner—Marlee Comba and Reserve: Emily Anderson 
Julie Winkel with Overall High-Point Winners Marlee Comba and Emily Anderson.

Julie Winkel with Overall High-Point Winners Marlee Comba and Emily Anderson.

The Maplewood Annual Awards

Dumb-Ass Awards were presented to: John Brown, Tricia Booker, Devina Stone, Emily Anderson, Salita Amarone and Chris Stone.

The "I Love Maplewood" Awards were presented to: Georgia Brown, Gail Poublon-Weiland and Katherine Miller.

The Purple Heart Award was presented to Carly Garamendi.

The Bordeaux Award, for Honorary Horseman, was presented to John Brown.

The Litente Award for Most Improved Horse Award went to Louisa Baker's Illuminesche.

The Abominable Biggest Accomplishment Of 2017 Award was presented to Tricia Booker.

The 2017 Sportsmanship Trophy went to Devina Stone and was presented by last year's winner Gail Poublon-Weiland.


The I'm A Nuisance Trophy for Most Improved Rider went to Emily Anderson.

Emily was also presented with her pin and certificate for completing one year of the Maplewood Horse Industry Training Program.

Sadie Baeumler, Devina Stone, Andrew Jayne, Emily Anderson and Tricia Booker were awarded Vital Staff Appreciation Awards.

"We're thankful to Flowers By Patti of Reno for donating the beautiful red roses and continuing to support Maplewood," said Julie.

The 2018 show season is nearly underway, with the Valentine's Jumper Jackpot at Maplewood on February 11, then a dozen horses and riders are off to compete at the Northern Winter Classics in Rancho Murieta, California, from February 21-March 4. 

"Good luck to all, and I hope everyone has a wonderful year that we can celebrate once again at next year's Awards Banquet!" concluded Julie.

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