Dutton Named Equestrian of the Year
Eventer Phillip Dutton, who earned an individual bronze medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio, was named 2016 USEF Equestrian of the Year and awarded the Robert P. Strub Trophy during the USEF Pegasus Awards Dinner, held Jan. 13 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dutton’s competition season began with a win on Fernhill Fugitive in the CIC*** at the Red Hills International Horse Trials. At the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day CCI**** he placed fourth on Mighty Nice and fifth on Fernhill Cubalawn. He partnered with Fernhill Fugitive again to win team gold in the FEI Nations Cup™ CICO*** at the Land Rover Great Meadow International. Following that victory, he was named to the U.S. Eventing Team that competed in Rio. His Olympic partner was Mighty Nice, 2016 USEF Horse of the Year.
Phillip Dutton and Mighty Nice