2014 CT Renegades Annual Awards Banquet
(photo of best dressed by Jeanne Lewis Gherardi)
The Old Well Tavern once again served up a great meal and the club offered the evening at a great rate to thank all our members for a great shooting season. Several cowboys and cowgirls dressed up for the occasion, but the three best dressed cowboys and cowgirls of the evening were: Jennifer Seymour, Abby Jenner, Chris Anson, Bob O’Connell, Alan Green, and Roger Dinsmore. Special Recognition awards were given to Gus Carlson, Heather Hicks, Lerryn Godden, and Bruce Tolhurst. The Most Improved Horse & Rider Team was Paige Forsyth & Missouri. Our 2014 “Sharpshooter” was Alan Green. The “Turbo” award was given to Cherokee, one of our most accomplished equine members, and the 7th member was inducted into the CT Renegades Hall of Fame, was Ali Forsyth.
Our High Point winners of season were also recognized:
Top CSA Riders:
Top Cowpoke Level: Mackenzee Gelinas
Top Apprentice Level: Abby Jenner
Top Novice Level: Lynn O’Connell
Top Amateur Level: Paige Forsyth Top Limited Level: Ali Forsyth
Overall Cowboy: Roger Dinsmore, Reserve Cowboy: Gus Carlson
Overall Cowgirl: Ali Forsyth, Reserve Cowgirl: Joan Davis
Top CMSA Riders:
Overall Club Winners: Bill Riel, Reserve: Bruce Tolhurst
Overall Club Winners: Ali Forsyth, Joan Davis
Overall State Cowboy: Bruce Tolhurst, Reserve: Gus Carlson
Overall State Cowgirl: Ali Forsyth, Reserve: Joan Davis
NE Region Reserve Cowgirl (and 3rd Overall for the NE): Kelly Sommers
Top CT Renegades Riders (CMSA & CSA Combined):
Top Cowboys: Roger Dinsmore, Reserve: Bruce Tolhurst
Top Cowgirls: Ali Forsyth, Reserve: Joan Davis
The big winner of the evening was Jo-An Boehm, winner of the Newington Gun Exchange Cimmaron Pistol! Thank you to Jeff of Newington Gun Exchange and Cimmaron Firearms for this great prize once again. Congratulations Jo-An!
Thank you to all our members for another fun season. We hope to see you all next year!
2013 CT Renegades Annual Awards Banquet
(photo of best dressed by Jeanne Lewis Gherardi)
The CT Renegades 2013 Awards banquet wasn’t just our 7th annual event, but the event with the most anticipation and prizes! A sponsor of ours from the beginning, Jeff Barrett of the Newington Gun Exchange, was there to help us cap off a great season. Not only did he bring some great Colt hats to award, and a great blue Colt LED wall sign, but he also brought a certificate granting the winner a new Cimarron Pieta pistol valued at $400! Thank you to Zander Hicks for picking all the winners of those prizes. A full list of the winners including those categories that we recognize annually are below. Many thanks go out to the banquet committee for planning and hosting another great evening. A special thanks go to Chris Anson for the beautifully transformed room we celebrated in!
- Cimarron Pistol: Bonnie Tyler
- Colt LED Sign: Gus Carlson
- Colt hats: Kelly Sommers, Sabrina Fecteau, Jeanne Lewis Gherardi, Ali Forsyth & Roger Dinsmore
- CT Renegades Hall of Fame: Jo-An Boehm
- Sharpshooter: Joan Davis
- Silver Spurs Award: Steve Pino
- Best Dressed Cowgirls of the evening: Jo-An, Sabrina, Chris
- Best Dressed Cowboys of the evening: Roger, Bruce, Gus
- Most Improved Horse & Rider team: Bill Riel & Blue
- CT High Point Cowboy: Roger Dinsmore
- CT High Point Cowgirl: Ali Forsyth
- Special Recognition: Suburban Sanitation, The Safariland Group, Bluebird Meadow Farms, Newington Gun Exchange
- Special Recognition: Alan Green, Pat O’Dell
- Apprentice: Kayla Davis & Cowpoke: Zander Hicks
2012 CT Renegades Annual Awards Banquet
The Renegades celebrated another great shooting year with food, fun and many awards. The several years of support and effort by long time member, Bruce Tolhurst, was recognized by being the 5th member to be inducted into the CT Renegades Hall of Fame. Other members recognized as follows:
CT High Point Cowboy: Roger Dinsmore
CT High Point Cowgirl: Emma Reichart
Top Wrangler – Limited – Kayla Davis
Top Wrangler – Open - Sydney Reichart
Sharp Shooter – Ali Forsyth
Silver Spur Award: Paige Forsyth
Special Recognitions: Sue Calef, Billy Hurst & Deb Sommers
Most improved horse & rider team: Kowboy Ken & Red
Eternal Sorrel Bar Award: Box of Bullets “Blue” owned by Roger & Lisa Dinsmore
The best dressed cowboys and cowgirls of the evening were:
1. Chris Anson, 2. Sabrina Fecteau, 3. Lisa Dinsmore
1. Roger Dinsmore, 2. Bruce Tolhurst, 3. Al Calef
If those recognitions weren’t enough, Sue Calef capped it off with the presentation of two beautiful hand-made, personalized quilts for Roger Dinsmore and Joan Davis in appreciation of their many years of dedication to our mounted shooting club.
I would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many people that not only made the banquet a wonderful evening, but the entire shooting year. It takes a great group of people to make our club successful, and I’m proud to say we found them!
2011 CT Renegades Banquet
It's hard to believe another shooting season and our annual banquet is already behind us once again. Members, family and friends gathered at the local watering hole (Old Well Tavern) for an evening of awards, food, music and fun. Thanks to the entire committee for another great event: Roger & Lisa Dinsmore, Jo-An Boehm, Bill Hurst, Joan Davis, Gus Carlson, Chris Anson, Laurie Bertrand and Ali Forsyth. Thanks also go to those that helped out at the event: Bruce Tolhurst, Heather Hicks, Kurt Forsyth and Paige Forsyth.
Several members were recognized for their 2011 accomplishments:
1) Jennifer Seymour - our newest inductee into the CT Renegades Hall of Fame
2) Joan Davis - Sharpshooter
3) Sue Calef - Silver Spur Award
4) Heather Hicks - Silver Spur Award
5) Sabrina Fecteau & Blue - Most Improved Horse & Rider team
6) Steve Pino - Special Recognition
7) Chris Anson - Special Recognition
8) Jeanne Lewis Gherardi - Special Recognition
9) Bruce Tolhurst - Pinkerton
10) Kayla Davis - Top Wrangler
11) Judy Carpenter - In loving memory
The best dressed cash prizes were awarded to:
1st - Jo-An Boehm and Al Calef
2nd - Sabrina Fecteau & Mark Rizzo
3rd - Chris Anson & Kenny Davis
2010 CT Renegades Banquet
The Renegades, their families and friends came together at the Old Well Tavern in Simsbury, CT on Sat. Nov. 20, 2010 for an evening of eating, drinking, dancing, socializing and awarding. Many thanks go to all the members who made it happen. Ali Forsyth arranged a great feast of wings, Swedish meatballs, veggies, cheese, crackers, prime rib, tilapia, pasta, vegetables, potatoes, salad and rolls. She also prepared a video of shooters that ran all night. Kurt Forsyth kept the music requests coming and the line dancers happy. Laurie Bertrand brought the cake with pictures of the Club flag and the newest member of the Hall of Fame. Heather Hicks took the reservations. Bruce Tolhurst composed and printed the program and gathered statistics and calculated the Sharpshooter award. Roger Dinsmore and Joan Davis ordered and picked up the awards. Joan also sewed the numbers on the Border Wars Flag which the club will proudly display until the next "battle".
Judy Carpenter and Jo-An Boehm received plaques for five years of dedicated service as check-in and scorekeepers.
Joan Davis was Sharpshooter for the season.
Pete, Bruce Tolhurst’s horse, was honored posthumously with the "Turbo" award for his outstanding contribution to cowboy mounted shooting.
Carolyn Stearns (pictured above) was named to the CT Renegades Hall of Fame.
Stephanie Shaw and Bruce Tolhurst received cash prizes for 1st place Best Dressed.
Mary and Joe Mugnai received cash prizes for 2nd place Best Dressed.
Laura DeMaio and Mark Brady received cash prizes for 3rd place Best Dressed.
The following members were recognized for their achievements.
Roger Dinsmore was CT High Point Cowboy.
Joan Davis was CT High Point Cowgirl.
Mark Rizzo was Northeast Region High Point Cowboy.
Joan Davis was Northeast Region High Point Cowgirl.
Our own professional storyteller, Carolyn Stearns, graciously shared another wonderful story. This one was about an exceptional horse that carried his human home through a storm. After her story, Carolyn was the third Renegade inducted into the Hall of Fame. She has spent countless hours supporting the club by organizing the first benefit for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, heading up the sponsor program booklet for the last Northeast Regional and announcing at all club matches.
All the club Range Masters were included in a drawing for a metal wall hanging of a bison donated by Dan Arnsted. Dan has helped the club as armorer. Stephanie Shaw was the lucky winner!
Pictured below are Eric, Laura, Steph and Eliza.