Hawley Bennett-Awad

International Event Rider

International Accomplishments:
– Team Silver Medal at the Pan American Games
2004 – Competed at the Athens Olympic Games
2010 – Team Silver Medal at the Lexington World Equestrian Games; 9th at the WEG Test Event CCI4*
2011 – Competed at the Guadalajara Pan American Games
2012 – Competed at the London Olympic Games
2013 – 7th at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI4*
2014 – Competed at the World Equestrian Games
2018 – Competed at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI4*

Notable Horses:
Livingstone, Gin & Juice, Five O’Clock Somewhere, Splendorofthesun, Jollybo

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Hawley Bennett-Awad grew up on a hobby farm in Langley, British Columbia (CAN) and started riding with her local 4-H club and the Langley Pony Club as a child. As a teenager, Hawley and her Arabian gelding, Ibn, competed through training level. Her next horse was the one to truly launch her eventing career: Livingstone, a four-year-old, off-the-track Canadian Thoroughbred gelding. In 1998, four years after she purchased “Hank,” Hawley came in fourth at the North American Young Riders Championship and was named to the Canadian Eventing Team Long List.

In 2002, the pair finished 14th at the Fair Hill International CCI3* and completed their first CCI4* at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Next year, they were part of the silver medal-winning team at the 2003 Pan American Eventing Championships and went on to represent Canada at the Athens Olympics in 2004. That year, Hawley moved from Canada to Temecula, California, where she has run her successful business ever since.

She and Hank continued to add accomplishments to their incredible partnership with a 15th place at the FEI World Cup Final in 2005, and completion of the Badminton Horse Trials CCI4* in 2007.

Her next superstar was a Thoroughbred mare named Gin & Juice. Together, Hawley and “Ginny” competed both the Badminton Horse Trials CCI4* and Burghley Horse Trials CCI4*. Highlights of their time together, which included numerous CCI3* and CCI4* competitions, included being members of the silver medal-winning team at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky and, two years later, represented Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Hawley’s current top horse, Jollybo, is currently competing at the CCI4* level and looking forward to continuing his successful career, while Hawley balances her international competition schedule with teaching and training out of her home base, Copper Meadows.


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