The Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award
The Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award was established by the USHJA Owners Task Force in 2011 to acknowledge a past or current owner who has been, or is, a true “patron” of the hunter/jumper industry. This award honors an owner who has created a legacy of giving back to the hunter/jumper sport through continued dedication and support.
The perpetual trophy was donated by EMO Agency, Inc.
Mrs. A.C. Randolph truly exemplified the attributes in an owner that this award is designed to honor. Randolph was intimately involved in many aspects of the
horse industry. She bred and raised horses that had success at the race track, in the show ring and in the hunt field. Besides her success as an owner of show horses that
garnered many Horse of the Year Awards, she was instrumental in starting the Drug and Medication Program and served as master of the Piedmont Fox Hounds for more than 40 years.
Some of her most notable show horses were Quiet Flite (who was inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame in 2011), Black Atom, War Dress, Army Wife, Greenland
and Sky Ghost. On three different occasions, Randolph’s horses were grand champion and reserve grand champion at Devon, a feat that is unlikely to ever be duplicated.
Perhaps most importantly, she encouraged young riders to follow their dreams and talent, and many notable horsemen got their start riding Randolph-owned horses, including
Kathy Kusner, Rodney Jenkins and the late Charlie Weaver.
Randolph was honored as the recipient of the USEF Jimmy Williams Lifetime
Achievement Award in 1995 and was also inducted into the National Show Hunter
Hall of Fame. Randolph’s legacy as a knowledgeable, involved, honest
and caring owner is memorialized through the naming of this award in her honor,
and these attributes are the standard for each future recipient of the Owners
- The individual has demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship.
- The individual has demonstrated continued dedication and support of the hunter/jumper discipline by owning horses for others to compete.
- The individual has demonstrated dedication for the sport by supporting various equestrian events, programs, initiatives and/or causes, either as a volunteer or through financial support.
- The individual has served as a role model for other equestrians.
- Award may be given posthumously
- All nominees will automatically remain in contention for this award in subsequent years.
- Winners of the trophy are not eligible for further nomination.
- Members of the Owners Task Force are not eligible for nomination
Nominations are accepted from any member of the USHJA.
Please complete the online nomination or send completed nomination forms to Melanie Fransen no later than October 15 of each competition year.
The Owners Task Force will review and discuss the nominees and vote by secret ballot to determine the award winner. The award will be presented during the
Evening of Equestrians Awards Dinner at the USHJA Annual Meeting in December.
2012 - Harry Gill
2011 - Helen Lenahan