The Flaming Award is presented by MSHA each year to the top Minnesota American Saddlebred horse with a 13 and under rider. The award is based on points earned in the Show Pleasure, Country Pleasure and the Open Pleasure divisions. The recipient of this award receives two trophies, a keepsake trophy, as well as the perpetual Flaming Memorial Trophy.
Judy Oleson created the Flaming Award in memory of her first horse. The Minnesota Saddlebred Horse Association presented the first Flaming Award at the MSHA Annual Banquet in 1996.
Flaming showed in Minnesota from her arrival here in 1980 through 1994. She carried all her riders successfully in many divisions, mostly pleasure and equitation, but she especially enjoyed her young riders.
Flaming was a big-hearted and generous American Saddlebred mare who allowed her owners and riders the opportunity to learn and experience the thrill of showing horses. It takes a special horse to take a young rider into the wonderful world of horse shows.
2022: Nirvana's Big Shot and Chloe Meche
2021: Reedann's Wild Heir and Aveyda Arneson
2020: Santa Monica Kiss and Elle Johnson
2019: Ro & Me's Fahren Heit and Pieper Christiaansen
2018: I'm All Show and Ava Miller
2017: The Wiccan and Ava Girton
2016: Ciao Bello Mio and Annie Ayotte
2015: Prodigy's Pride and Julia Roedel
2014: Takin' It To The Street and Morgan Mulligan
2013: CF Knight At The Castle and Cecilia Ball
2012: Bella La Donna and Morgan Mulligan
2011: He's My Boco Ratan and Christina Laridaen
2010: He's My Boco Ratan and Taryn Osthoff
2009: Chillante' and Kendall Otto
2008: Smith and Wesson and Cameron Gallenberg
2005, 2006, 2007: Angelina Ballerina and Cameron Gallenberg
2004: (Tied) Rainbow's Rembrandt and Emily Collins, Out Of Range and Anne Hart
2003: Out Of Range and Anne Hart
2002: I'm Fit To Be Tied and Deanna Lanigan
2001: Out Of Range and Katie Kampmeyer
2000: Legal Status and Ashlinn Thomas
1999: Callaway's Carma and Mallory Bernsteen
1998: Sultan's Lady Gale and Addie Jo Bohr
1997: Rad and Jessica Timmington
1996: Out Of Range and Megan McGuire