December 8, 2010 — Endurance athlete Ceci Butler-Stasiuk has been named this year’s recipient of the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Trophy, sponsored by Gold Medal Farm and Larry and Valerie Kanavy.This award is given to the endurance athlete who earns the most points in selected Ranking Trials during the ride year.
Butler-Stasiuk (Humble, Texas) and DJB Cytron Kon JMF, owned by her mother Darolyn Butler, won the Florida Horse Park CEI3* 160km ride in January and were named to the short list for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Endurance Championship in September. Butler-Stasiuk also notched wins with DJB K De Cielo in the 80km ride at the Florida Horse Park CEI3* and in the Git-R-Done II CEI2* 120km ride. With DJB KD Fantasia she won at the Fort Howard Endurance Ride CEI3* 160km ride.
The Endurance Excellence Trophy is named for international endurance rider Maggy Price, who was an Individual Bronze and Team Silver medalist at the 1992 World Endurance Championships and was a pioneer for the sport in the United States. Price was instrumental in promoting international Endurance riding to the U.S. Endurance community; she served in multiple leadership positions and was inducted into the American Endurance Ride Conference Hall of Fame in 1994.
The award is presented annually at the Pegasus Awards Dinner during the USEF Annual Meeting which will take place in Lexington, Ky., January 19-23, 2011.