Every year, the NJHSA is proud to present a number of Perpetual Trophies at our Annual Night of Champions banquet and at our Annual Horse Show. These trophies honor the memory of our friends, mentors, and special horses. Please take a few minutes to look at the stories behind the trophies, and the past winners. You may see some names you recognize!
Lori Adamkiewicz Memorial Trophy
Overall High Score Children's Hunter
Donated by the McDevitt Family
Laura was a cousin to the McDevitt family. As a young lady who was only 14 years old, her life was tragically taken by a drunk driver. Her beauty and free spirit of youth will be remembered through this award for her peers.
Grace Pratt Jones Memorial Trophy
Overall High Score Adult Amateur Hunter
Donated by James Jones Lemmermann
As an ever-supportive show mother, Grace helped Jim throughout his riding career. Grace loved the horse shows, and the horse show people. Jim began his riding career at age 22, and Grace was there with him through numerous campaigns and NJHSA championships. It is fitting that Grace be remembered for her support of adult riders through this award.
James Jones Lemmermann Memorial Trophy
High Score Pleasure Horse or Pony
Donated by his students and friends
This trophy is given in honor of our friend and trainer for his thirty years of dedication to the sport he loved. Jim was an accomplished competitor and a natural rider, and he was proud to serve as President of NJHSA. Jim received his greatest rewards from coaching and training, to which he brought outstanding knowledge, skill, care and patience. The 1995 Pleasure Championship, in NJHSA’s 25th year, was Jim’s last year-end award. He won the Championship through fine horsemanship, inspiring courage and strength of will. In honor of those qualities and Jim Lemmermann’s memory, his friends and students gratefully donate this trophy.
"Coco-Lossal" Memorial Trophy
High Score Short Stirrup Equitation
Donated by Liz Schindler McFadden in memory of "Coco-Lossal"
“ . . . Coco-Lossal, “Cokie”, was my first pony, and together we won the NJHSA high score award for short stirrup equitation in 1983. . . This very special pony taught me not only how to ride, but also how to be a complete horsewoman. She taught me not to be afraid of horses, but to appreciate their power and beauty. I learned, through Cokie, that if you truly believe in something, your dream will come true. I would like to give a little piece of Cokie to the youngsters who are just starting out today. I would like them to realize that in winning the Coco-Lossal Memorial Trophy, their victory would not only be tabulated by points, but also by the love and respect that their ponies deserve.” -- Liz Schindler
"Clever Decision" Memorial Trophy
High Score Children's/Adult Amateur Jumper
Donated by Jamie Stone in memory of "Clever Decision"
Marie Palm Memorial Trophy
NJHSA Members' Choice Award Winner
Donated by the Friends of Marie Palm
Marie Palm was part of NJHSA in many capacities. She was a Show Mom and a horse owner first and foremost, enjoying countless horse shows and High Score Dinners. Deciding to have a voice in it all, she decided to join our association as an active member and finally was elected as a member of the Executive Board. Marie served in many positions, most memorably as Specifications Chairperson where her eye for detail and an insightful vision of horse showing improved our fair playing grounds. Her laughter, poignant notions, and democratic character are so greatly missed. It is in her memory that we respectfully dedicated our Member’s Choice Trophy.
"Goodbye Hollywood" ChallengeTrophy
Pleasure Division Champion, NJHSA Annual Horse Show
Donated by Lisa Senus in memory of "Goodbye Hollywood"
“Goodbye Hollywood”, known to many as “Sam, the little Arab pleasure horse”, was winner of NJHSA’s annual high score award in the Pleasure Horse or Pony Division in 1996 and 1999. During his show career (1995-2002), Sam earned year-end awards from NJHSA, NJPHA, and DVHA in Hunters, Equitation, Jumpers, and Pleasure, a testament to his versatility. Lisa and Sam enjoyed a partnership of almost 15 years. In presenting this trophy to the NJHSA, Lisa wishes to recognize and reward long-term partnerships between horse and rider.
To be won 3 times by the same horse/rider combination for permanent possession.
Marilyn Haggerty Blohm Memorial Trophy
Low Adult Hunter Champion, NJHSA Annual Horse Show
Donated by her friends and family
Vic Goines Memorial Trophy
High Score Open Jumper
Donated by his friends
Retired after 2011 Season
Vic was a founding father of NJHSA in the 1970s. He was a fine trainer of both horses and riders dating as far back as 1962 at Homestead Stables in Sparta, NJ. He rode many jumpers to NJHSA championships, as well as starting many other New Jersey horses. His sudden death left a void in the lives of many friends, who chose to remember him through this award.
"Lady Bug" Memorial Trophy
High Score Junior Hunter
Donated by Edie Witzler in memory of "Lady Bug"
Retired after 2004 Season
“Ladybug” was a fine show horse owned by Edie Witzler of Long Valley, NJ. She was shown in the Junior Hunter, Pleasure, and Equitation divisions. She won numerous NJHSA high score awards in the 1970s, and went to the Equitation Finals several times. She was a horse that is remembered by her family and many others through this award.