Awards

The Ohio Horseman's Council gives out several awards each year. Lifetime Memberships, The Gibby Award, Merit Awards and various Membership awards are just a few. There are also awards for Trail Miles including the Top Ten Overall riders, the Top Ten Youth riders, the county that rides the most miles, the county with the most members reporting miles and the Trail Riding Hall of Fame. And don't forget the very popular Chili Cook Off - one lucky cook gets bragging rights for the year!

For more information about award criteria, deadlines or how to nominate someone for either the Gibby or a Merit award click Merit Awards.

 

                                  Lifetime Membership

                             This is OHC's highest award.

    2016 2016
    Barbara Gerard Mike Gerard
    Ashland County Ashland County
       
2012   2007  2004  2002
 Connie Matthews  Gussie Anderson  Cindy Barnett  Larry Matthews
 Washington County  Hocking County  Montgomery County  Washington County
       
 2000  1997  1993  1990
 Becky Blystone  Ed Rannebarger  Kathy Bruno  Sandy Baker
 At Large County  At Large County  Delaware County  Allen County
       
1990 1988 1988 1988
Wayne Baker Larry Ballauer Chuck Anderson Jean Hennen
Allen County Hamilton County At Large County At Large County
       
1987 1986 1986 1985
Myrna Cellar Sharon Karns Berthacarol Scholl Gay Williams
At Large County At Large County Hamilton County At Large County
       
1984 1981 1981 1979
John Sheehy Larry Ferris Bob Baumann Ray Traut
At Large County At Large County At Large County At Large County
       
 1977  1977  1975  
 William Ripley  Donald Robertson  Tony Conner  
 At Large County  Knox County  At Large County  

 

Gibby Award

The "Gibby Award" named for Wilbur T. Gibson was established to recognize people who have worked on their own at some point to establish and maintain trail usage. Wilbur T. "Gibby" Gibson was the first recipient in 2001. In laying out the trails at Bark Camp, Gibby petitioned the Ohio State Legislature for support before creating and maintaining the trails on his own. Because of his work, the Ohio State Park System has dedicated the horse camp at Bark Camp in his honor. He was also honored at Harrison State Forest in Harrison County for same. Both places have trails named for him. Gibby passed in April, 2008 but his legacy lives on. The Gibby Award is a traveling award. The winner is presented with their own plaque and the merit committee has one with all names on it.  

 

                              Gibby Award Recipients

    2016 2016
    Jerry Basham Mary Ann Basham
    Montgomery Montgomery
       
2015 2014  2013  2012 
Paul Haueisen  Jack Preece  Jo Ellen Reikowski  Jack Weese
 Delaware County  Guernsey County  Stark County  Medina County
       
2011 2011 2010 2009
Charlene Santee Craig Santee Rick Patterson Troy Lindimore
Licking County Licking County At Large County Morgan County
       
2009 2008 2007 2006
Anne Lindimore Bob Oakly Doug Adams Mike Gerard
Morgan County Guernsey County Preble County Ashland County
       
2005 2004 2003 2002
Don Wagner Kathie Runo Larry Matthews Neil Shaw
Morgan County Lake County Washington County Hocking County
       
2001      
Wilbur Gibson      
Belmont County      

 

Chili Cook Off Award

Each Fall OHC chapters gather at Mohican State Forest for the annual Chili Cook Off. Each Chapter is allowed one entry. The winner is selected by ODNR personnel. There is also a people's choice award based on decibel levels!! This event is enjoyed by all.  

 

                            Chili Cook Off Winners

2015 2015 2015 2015
First Place Second Place Third Place Best Theme
Lorain County Ashland County Delaware County Summit County
       
2014 2014 2014 2014
First Place Second Place Third Place Best Theme
Logan County Sandusky County Guernsey County Sandusky County
       
2013 2013 2013 2013
First Place Second Place Third Place Best Theme
 Portage County Logan County   Delaware County  Ashland County
       
2012 2012 2012 2012
First Place Second Place Third Place Best Theme
 Licking County Ashland County   Union County Wayne County 
       
2011 2011 2011 2011
First Place Second Place Third Place Best Theme
 Warren County  Stark County  Logan County Wayne County 
       
2010  2010  2010  2010
First Place Second Place Third Place Best Theme
 Union County  Licking County Wayne County   Wayne County
       
 2009  2009  2009  2009
First Place Second Place Third Place Best Theme
 Wayne County Fairfield County   Licking County  Morgan County
       
 2007  2007  2007  2007
First Place Second Place Third Place Best Theme
Fulton County   Fairfield County  Medina County Holmes County 
       
 2006  2006  2006  2006
First Place Second Place Third Place Best Theme
Holmes County   Fairfield County  Morgan County Wayne County 
       

 

 Trail Mileage and Saddle Hour Awards

The trail mileage program has several awards each year in recognition of county as well as individual accomplishments.  

For more information about the list of awards, there definition, and how to report mileage and hours click Trail Mileage and Saddle Hour Program.

 

Upcoming Events

25 Feb 2017
03:30PM -
Knox County OHC Tack Auction
12 Mar 2017
11:00AM - 04:00PM
The Great Tack Exchange
19 Mar 2017
10:30AM - 03:00PM
State Membership Meeting hosted by Southwest region
06 Apr 2017
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Equine Affaire
06 Apr 2017
10:00AM - 07:00PM
OHC booth at Equine Affaire
07 Apr 2017
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Equine Affaire
07 Apr 2017
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OHC booth at Equine Affaire
08 Apr 2017
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Equine Affaire
08 Apr 2017
10:00AM - 07:00PM
OHC booth at Equine Affaire
09 Apr 2017
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Equine Affaire
09 Apr 2017
10:00AM - 07:00PM
OHC booth at Equine Affaire
07 May 2017
12:00AM
International Trail Symposium (Dayton)
08 May 2017
12:00AM
International Trail Symposium (Dayton)
09 May 2017
12:00AM
International Trail Symposium (Dayton)
10 May 2017
12:00AM
International Trail Symposium (Dayton)
11 May 2017
12:00AM
All American Youth Horse Show
11 May 2017
12:00AM
International Trail Symposium (Dayton)

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