Award Nominations

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: December 1st. Nominations may be submitted at any time throughout the season.

These awards are nominated by our Membership. Please feel free to nominate anyone that you feel is eligible and deserving of any of these awards. You do not have to be a long-term member nor does the Nominee. You do not need to know everyone (or even many) in the Association. If you know ONE person who seems deserving, please nominate them! You may submit multiple nominations – even for the same award.

The deadline is December 1st. Forms are available below or you may email your Nomination directly to the OCTRA Secretary at secretary@octra.on.ca. The Board of Directors will review the nominations at the December board meeting to determine the winners.

NOMINATED AWARDS

(please note the link for the nomination form is below each Award description)

ROOKIE WORKER – Perpetual Trophy donated by Marion Shearer.
Given in recognition of outstanding service to OCTRA (Does not need to be an OCTRA member and may not necessarily need to be in the first year as a volunteer).
Rookie Worker Nomination

TOP PIT CREWFrank King Memorial Trophy donated by Carol Lewin
Given to the Pit Crew who best displays:
a) A willingness to help others
b) Organization and knowledge of duties
c) The ability to keep his/her ‘cool’ while those around him/her are losing theirs
d) (Recipients of this trophy do not have to be OCTRA members.)
Top Pit Crew Nomination

JUNIOR HORSEMANSHIP/SPORTSMANSHIP – Perpetual trophy donated by Canadian Radio Communications and Safety Group.
a) By regarding the horse as a team member and displaying good horsemanship.
b) By displaying good sportsmanship towards other riders, ride staff etc.
JR Horsemanship/Sportsmanship Nomination

SENIOR HORSEMANSHIP/SPORTSMANSHIPThe Mike Cottenden Memorial Trophy, donated by Chrystal Woodhouse and Rob Wright.
This award is given to the person who best displays a true love of the sport.
a) By regarding the horse as a team member and displaying good horsemanship.
b) By displaying good sportsmanship towards other riders, ride staff etc.
SR Horsemanship/Sportsmanship Nomination

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – Keeper award donated by Willis Farms Arabians.
Perpetual trophy donated by Willis Farms Arabians and Ruth Benns.
Given for athletic achievement (doing the best with what you’ve got).
Athlete of the Year Nomination

OUTSTANDING OCTRA MEMBERThe Esau Lewin Legacy Award, donated by Ron & Julie Phair, presented to the member who has contributed immensely to the organization by their generosity in giving of themselves and their time to OCTRA.
Outstanding OCTRA Member Nomination

HONOUR ROLL HORSES  – Please see Section 11.3 in the Rule Book for nomination requirements and forward to the OCTRA Secretary by December 1st.

OCTRA STALL OF FAME –  Please see Section 11.4 in the Rule Book for nomination requirements and forward to the OCTRA Secretary by December 1st.