Salisbury Trust Wealth Advisory Services, a division of Salisbury Bank, is pleased to announce its 2013 Sportsmanship Award Winner, Kelly Lattin and Callie of Pleasant Valley, NY. Kelly and Callie, along with 3 other horse and rider pairs were selected as finalists back in May. Salisbury Bank pays the entry fee for each horse and rider pair to compete at local USEA recognized events. This year’s events included, the Boyd Martin Clinic at Fitch’s Corner in May; Riga Meadow Horse Trials in July; Town Hill Horse Trials in August; and Kent School Horse Trials in October. Each participant’s scores were tallied throughout the sponsored events. Kelly and Callie, won the Salisbury Trust Sportsmanship Award by achieving the lowest average score.
Kelly is a single mom and an Army veteran of eight years. Kelly’s horse Callie is a 19 year old second career thoroughbred who had multiple owners before she was offered to Kelly as a lease. Kelly and Callie quickly bonded and formed a team. Their relationship over the past year and a half has been beneficial for both horse and rider.
Meredith Tiedemann, Vice President and Trust Officer, explains “This is our third year of offering these scholarships. The group this year exhibited sportsmanship and perseverance as there were green horses, anxious riders and some interesting weather. They exemplified a sense of comradery that exists in the Eventing world, and Salisbury Bank is proud to support such a community.”
About the Award
The Salisbury Trust Sportsmanship Award was created in 2011 to honor the spirit of Eventing. Eventing is an equestrian event comprised of dressage, cross-country and show jumping. It has its roots in a comprehensive cavalry test requiring mastery of several types of riding. Eventing has now evolved into an exciting sport attracting interest from all levels of riding sports enthusiasts, from weekend hobby riders to professional international stars. During the Eventing season, the Bank sponsors four horse and rider pairs who exhibit perseverance, integrity, horsemanship, sportsmanship and humor, enriching not only the equine community but our greater community as well. “By sponsoring riders, the bank is in turn able to sponsor the area farms and help our area remain a rural and rustic community”, stated Raime Utterback of Salisbury, CT, a finalist in this year’s Trust Sportsmanship Award. Other finalists included, Aubrey Felter and Bailey of Avon, CT, Beth L. Irizarry and Mucho Trabajo “Buddy” of Bethany, CT. The contest was open to horse and rider pairs of all ages and skill levels.
Salisbury Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Lakeville, Connecticut and presently operates full service branches in Canaan, Lakeville, Salisbury and Sharon, Connecticut, South Egremont and Sheffield, Massachusetts, as well as Dover Plains and Millerton, New York. The Bank has been serving families and businesses for over 160 years and offers a full range of consumer and business banking products and services as well as trust and investment services.
Photo Caption: Salsibury Bank Trust Sportsmanship Award Winner Kelly Lattin and Callie at the October 2013 Kent Horse Trials.