A hearty, warmfelt congratulations to this dynamic riding team, Judy Limsky and Picasso from Texas, upon achieving ACTHA’s first ever Ambassador Award. Judy and Picasso earn this honor upon completing 600 points as a team while riding with ACTHA. The points are accumulated over the lifetime of a horse riding with ACTHA. Judy will recieve a Lifetime ACTHA Membership, may ride free at any ACTHA rides where she is not competing for points, and will receive some travel expenses paid by ACTHA. During her Ambassadorship, Judy may offer her experience by mentoring, inspiring and educating, while continuing to enjoy the challenges of the ACTHA trails and obstacles.
Together, Judy and Picasso have previously earned the Bronze Medal, Silver Medal, Gold Medal, Platinum Medal and the Hall of Fame. Each achievement earns the receiving team a medal and product from ACTHA sponsors which have included an embroidered vest, silver bridle conchos, custom leather chinks, a year’s supply of equine supplement, a custom cowboy hat and most recently a custom leather and cowhide champion’s belt.
This season has been one of many achievements for Judy and Picasso. Currently ranking #1 in the Nation, they may have easily put on more miles than any other rider in the country. Their determination and hard work have paid off in many ways, the most significant being that of true partnership which is evident after spending just a few moments watching the pair. Picasso is full of heart, working hard to please and come through for Judy, and her love and respect for her equine partner remains evident every moment. Judy is a focused rider, meticulous about every detail. Yet, she’ll be the first to offer a smile and a hug whenever you meet her, and is a joy to ride with or share a log by a campfire. Judy’s attention to specifics has been appreciated by inexperienced Ride Hosts as she is never afraid to speak up when needed, always ready to encourage or offer guidance. She has proven a great mentor by example for new riders, as well as an inspiration to all who meet her. Well done, Judy and Picasso, and well deserved.
Sponsors of the Medals program include Mollys Custom Silver, Platinum Performance, Mountain Horse USA, Mayleen Boslaugh at Rodeo, ETC., and ACTHA’s newest medal sponsor, Re-Ride Stories. We appreciate our sponsors for their support of our members and helping us to honor each one of them for these measurable achievements!