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Hodges Badge Company Announces 2013 Equestrian Catalog Cover Contest Winner

For Immediate Release

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (December 27, 2012) - Hodges Badge Company, Inc., the country’s largest manufacturer of award ribbons and rosettes, has announced the winner of its annual Equestrian Awards Catalog Cover Contest. Featured on the 2013 cover are 13-year-old Caroline Houston and Serendipity’s Sundance, a five-year-old Welsh cross pony mare owned by Liza Price.

Photographed by her mother, Rosemarie Houston, Caroline and her mount are shown after winning a pleasure class at a Seven J’s Farm Schooling Show in Glastonbury, Conn. They claim the Cover Contest’s first prize of $2,500.

Houston’s photo “captures the bond between horse and rider”, says company President Rick Hodges. “Our awards are more than a token—they represent a special memory like the one shown here.”

Caroline has been riding for eight years and has gained experience as a working student for trainer Alicia Bessoni at Seven J’s Farm. She rode “Stormy” to an eighth place finish at the Connecticut Horse Shows Association Finals this past August, and also competes as part of Seven J’s Interscholastic Equestrian Association team.

The winning photo was selected from over 230 entries. An additional ten photos are featured inside the catalog as Honorable Mentions.

Hodges Badge Company has chosen a Cover Contest winner each year since 1994. The company’s Equestrian Catalog features ribbons, rosettes, silver, trophies and other awards for all equine pursuits and disciplines.

About Hodges Badge Company, Inc.
Hodges Badge Company, Inc. is the country’s leading custom manufacturer of quality made ribbons, rosettes, medals, sashes and buttons. The company employs 100 people in Portsmouth and 50 people in Washington, Mo. Founded in 1920 by William F. Hodges, it is headquartered in Portsmouth, R.I. with plants in RI and MO. The company sells its products via catalogs and the Internet for horse show and dog show managers, educators, drug awareness programs, sports and recreation groups, fairs/4-H, and retail markets. For more information, visit www.hodgesbadge.com.

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Contact:
Jessica Hatch
Hodges Badge Company
401-682-2000
jwillis@hodgesbadge.com

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