Heaven Bound Award
This award is presented posthumously to a horse or pony who was a special competitor and teacher and who touched and influenced many lives during his lifetime. The award is meant to celebrate the recipient's life and spirit even though they are no longer with us.
Heaven Bound Memorial Trophy
Donated by The Hyyppa Family
In Memory of Heaven Bound
Owner: Holly Rebello
Hidden Brook Stables
This year we lost one of our favorite competitors. As the very first recipient of our Career Achievement Award, it is only fitting that London Fog ended his career as the recipient of the Heaven Bound Award.
“Austin” was known for his winning presence in the Adult Hunter, Amateur Owner Hunter and Adult Equitation divisions. But competing in Finals was his specialty. Austin took over twenty riders into the winner’s circle at the New England, Ariat, M&S and CHJA Finals. The “little grey horse that could” won many Equitation and Hunter Finals multiple times with different riders! He loved going into the ring and showing everyone how it’s done. He would always do his job but never waited around for the fan fair and pictures. His famous trips into the winner’s circle were affectionately called “driveby!” London Fog won three Lifetime Achievement awards including the NEEC Nicolas Award, and both the CHJA and CHSA Career Achievement Awards.
He was still competing at the age of 27 and still showing us how it was done. London Fog was truly a horse of a lifetime!
“You need look no farther than your heart to find me.” – Unknown