The United Professional Horseman’s Association honored both Tuffy and Alicia with prestigious national awards at their annual Conference held at the beautiful Amelia Island Resort. The Young Professional of the year award is given to leading professionals under the age of 35; nominations are offered by way of consensus from fellow Young Professionals, with the ultimate winner being chosen by the UPHA executive board. Joining the ranks of such notable trainers as Smith Lily, Matt Shiflet and Tre and Emily Lee, Alicia is honored to be the first recipient to represent the Morgan breed, and humbly expresses her gratitude to the fearless female trainers who have paved the way for all of the young women who have chosen training show horses as a career. See Alicia’s acceptance speech here! Tuffy received the UPHA Herman Miles Horse Show Manager of the Year Award, and his Madison Classic show was recognized as the UPHA National Honor Show of the Year! The executive board selects one show out of all of the events throughout the country that best exemplifies their vision for a horse show, and Tuffy’s show was their selection for 2017. See Tuffy’s acceptance speech here!