The Ozzy Philosophy Award

Honoring the joyous partnership between eventing Horse and Adult Amateur Rider 

 About The Ozzy Philosophy

The Ozzy Philosophy, better known as "Ozzy" to his friends, was a owned and love by his amateur owner, Lisa Dehart, from the time he was concieved.  In order to understand their partnership please read About Ozzy.


Honoring Ozzy--Many Thanks

 The many people who knew, loved and appreciated Lisa and Ozzy's partnership got together to honor the unmatched joy that they spread in their wake.  We want to honor the partnership between a horse and its smiling owner.  This award was inspired by the outpouring of support from friends and acquantainces of Lisa and Ozzy, and could not have been possible without them. 

A VERY BIG THANK YOU to the over 40 people who donated to make this award possible.


Who Is Eligible and what is the criteria?

We have designed this award to honor Adult Amateurs who have brought a horse along themselves from a green horse to competition-ready.  For our definition, and Amateur must not derive their main income from the horse business (training, lessons, etc), and must have done a majority of the training on their horse.  Anonymous judges will be observing participants to find the person who is just plain HAPPY to be out on their horse doing their thing, yes, even dressage :)

What is the Award?

The Lucky Winner of The Ozzy Philosophy Award will win a beautiful custom scrim sheet from Saratoga Horseworks, ordered to their horses' measurements, as well as a cash award of 75$

Where is the Award being given out?

The First Ozzy Philosophy Award will be given out at the Spring Virginia Horse Trials, In Lexington Virginia, on May 24th and 25th, 2008. 

How Do I sign up?

If you would like to nominate yourself or a friend for the Ozzy Philosophy Award, Please send an email with the following information:

  • Name
  • Horse Name
  • Division
  • Length of time you've owned the horse, and a few notes about what makes your partnership special

Email to:

Nominations will be accepted until Friday May 23, 2008, at 1:00 pm

Good Luck!