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Pony Club receives conservation award

Posted on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Brookfield Conservation Awards

Cedar Knob Pony Club of Fayetteville has earned the Brookfield Conservation Award for U.S. Pony Clubs. Pictured are (from left) Charlie Caldwell, Sophia Solomon and Harry Caldwell, Cedar Knob Pony Club members.

The Cedar Knob Pony Club of Fayetteville was among three recipients of the 2013 Brookfield Conservation Award for Pony Clubs, presented by the United States Pony Clubs, Inc., (USPC) at its annual meeting in Westminster, Colo.

Also earning the 2013 Brookfield Award are the Greenville Foothills Pony Club of Greenville, S.C., and the Los Alamos Pony Club of Los Alamos, N.M. 

The Brookfield Conservation Award is named in honor of the historic Brookfield Farm near Lexington, Ky. The original parcels of Brookfield were received from the British monarchy in the late 1700s. In 2000, Brookfield was placed in the Bluegrass Conservancy by its owners, Betsy and Jack van Nagell. The Brookfield Conservation Award rewards efforts for the promotion of land conservation through member, club or regional dedication and hard work.

The Cedar Knob Pony Club (CKPC) submissions by Sophia Solomon of Fayetteville and Harry and Charlie “Double Trouble Team” Caldwell of Taft demonstrated CKPC efforts at land conservation and preservation. CKPC participated in storm damage clean-up efforts at Sunshine Oaks Farm in Madison, Ala., and clearing and cleaning many miles of trails at Hidden Hollow Farm in Taft for local trail rides and other equine activities. CKPC strives to ensure land is preserved for current and future equine activities in our local area.

CKPC received a check for $500, a Mint Julep Cup and certificate in recognition of the club’s equine conservation and preservation efforts.