Articles: Press Release
Valerie Kanavy to Receive Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 24, 2008
By Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY -- Endurance legend Valerie Kanavy will be honored at the USEF Annual Meeting during the Pegasus Awards Dinner on January 17, 2009 when she will receive the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award.
Named for international endurance rider Maggy Price, who was a Silver medalist at the 1992 World Championships and a pioneer for the sport, the award honors the athlete who earns the most points in selected Ranking Trials during the ride year. This year, Kanavy will have the distinction of receiving an award that she, her husband Larry and Gold Medal Farm sponsor in honor of Price.
Kanavy earned points in six 160km competitions in 2008, winning four to finish on top of the Ranking List, besting 90 Ranked Riders. Kanavy had a very successful year across the board. She also won the American Endurance Ride Conference 100 mile Championship riding King Ali Gold in October. Shortly thereafter, she rode Flash Flame to a 25th place finish out of 127 competitors at the Endurance World Championship in Malaysia.
The award is presented annually at the Pegasus Awards Dinner during the USEF Annual Meeting and the trophy is on display at the USEF headquarters in Lexington, KY.
For information regarding the USEF Awards Programs, please contact Melissa Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding the USEF Annual Meeting to be held January 14-18, 2009 in Cincinnati, OH please see: http://www.usef.org/convention/2009/sponsors.aspx.
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