The Highland Park Memorial Award

The Horse Agility Club is delighted to announce the winner of the prestigious Highland Park Memorial Award.

Wendy Barros and A Girl Named Squirrel


Highland Park, a Morgan horse, was born on 23rd March 1994 and was the first horse ever to be registered with The Horse Agility Club in February 2010.

Highland just loved playing at liberty and that is how Brenda would like to honour her memory: 

‘I would like to remember Highland on her birthday each year for the next 10 years by making a donation to an environmental charity, chosen from a list, by an HA club member and their equine who work at liberty in a very special way.

I would like the emphasis to be on joy, enthusiasm and safety, not accuracy…so open to those pairs where the horse might do things in their own sweet individual way and, perhaps as Highland used to do, go off and do an obstacle again without being asked!’

The winner will receive the title Highland Park Liberty Memorial Award plus a certificate.

There will be no rosette, only a virtual one, which coincides with Brenda’s wishes on ecological grounds.


  1. Wendy Barros

    Thank you soooo much. I am stunned and honored. Squirrel indeed loves her agility course, but also loves to do it her way. She is always joyful on test day. We only do a test once, because she is not fond of repeating things she believes she knows well. It does sound like she has much in common with Highland Park. May you also know that Squirrel’s horse love is Hawk, a Morgan horse who lives with her at the barn. He is special because he puts up with her antics, and is always kind as only a Morgan can be….
    With much appreciation,

  2. Brenda Kent

    Sending love to Squirrel and her Hawk!
    I am so glad that Squirrel loves her agility course and that you respect her feelings about repeating things!