Amanda Johnson "Pursuit of Excellence" Memorial Trophy
This award, which is on permanent display in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame, is awarded to the Junior rider who earns the highest combined average score in the three dressage tests: FEI Young Rider Team, Individual, and Freestyle.
The Amanda Johnson "Pursuit of Excellence" award embodies the profound impact that Amanda Johnson had on the sport of dressage at a young age. Having been involved with USDF for over ten years, as a member of multiple committees and councils and as a participant in many youth programs, she was the inspiration behind the push to create the original Brentina Cup. Amanda was also an inspiration to her students, many of whom she coached to regional championships from Training Level through FEI, and some of whom went on to earn their USDF medals. Amanda, with her infectious smile and laughter, carried on the tradition of encouraging her students to seek knowledge, work hard, and pay it forward.
2023 Sienna Rowe
2022 Ella Fruchterman
2021 Lexie Kment