The Shalanno Style of Riding Trophy, a Hampton Classic Horse Show accolade for the junior jumper rider who best exemplifies the American style of equitation, was awarded this year to Southampton’s own Katherine Strauss.
“The award recipient must have the respectful, dignified, courteous and workmanlike manner of a true sportsman,” states the Hampton Classic.
The jury for this trophy includes the jumper judge, the starter at the jumper ring in-gate, the jumper stewards, the announcers and other horse show personnel. “These members of the staff are in position to observe the necessary sportsmanship qualities of all of the junior jumper riders competing at the Hampton Classic,” the horse show states. “They also have the knowledge of equitation riding that is necessary to select the rider that best represents the Shalanno Style of Riding Trophy.”