Awards & Recognitions

For years Meredith Hodges has remained committed to her mission to foster the public’s interest in mules and donkeys and broaden our understanding of these wonderful animals. Her dedication has brought recognition in many forms. Meredith’s many productions of Those Magnificent Mules, Training Mules and Donkeys, and the Jasper series have received 20 Telly awards, five Vision awards, and multiple publishing awards and recognitions. Below is a timeline of some of the many awards and acknowledgments Meredith has received.

1986 – Meredith establishes the Colorado Mule & Donkey Society.

1986 – Meredith gives a presentation entitled, “Mules in Dressage” to the United States Dressage Federation in Houston, Texas. Mules are accepted nationally at non-AHSA shows and competitions.

1988 – Three of Meredith’s mules march in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA.

1991 Lucky Three Ciji is International Side Saddle Organization All-Around Champion.

1991 – Meredith rides Little Jack Horner to jump over four feet in exhibition at Bishop Mule Days, setting the world record. Little Jack Horner becomes the world’s first Formal Jumping Donkey.

1992, 1993 – Meredith rides Lucky Three Sundowner to two World Championships at Third Level Dressage.

1992 Lucky Three Ciji is named Reserve International Side Saddle Organization All-Around Champion.

1993 Lucky Three Mae Bea C.T. takes first place in the Novice Division at the Abbe Ranch Horse Trials in competition with 56 horses.

1993 – Meredith rides Lucky Three Mae Bea C.T. in the Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C.

1997 – Meredith is awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the North American Saddle Mule Association.

1998 – Lucky Three Productions, Training Mules and Donkeys (Week 1) TV show wins Telly Award

1998 Lucky Three Eclipse is named Bishop World Champion Warm-up Hunter.

1999 – Lucky Three Productions, Teach Your Mules Amazing Things: Trampoline commercial wins Telly Award

1999 – Lucky Three Productions, Training Mules and Donkeys (Week 9) TV show wins Telly Award

1999 – Lucky Three Productions, Training Mules and Donkeys (Week 13) TV show wins Telly Award

2000 –Meredith’s book Donkey Training wins the silver medal in the Animals category at the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

2000 – Lucky Three Productions, Teach Your Mules Amazing Things: Housekeeping commercial wins Telly Award

2001 – Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center Lifetime Sponsor award

2001 – Lucky Three Productions, Training Mules and Donkeys (Week 25) TV show wins Telly Award

2002 – Meredith’s television show, Training Mules & Donkeys, debuts on RFD-TV. 

2004 – The award-winning Jasper the Mule series of children’s books is published, and a companion series of animated specials begins production.

2005 – Lucky Three Productions, Jasper: The Story of a Mule TV show wins Telly Award

2005 – Meredith receives a commendation from the Colorado State Senate for her tireless efforts on behalf of and long history of service to the Equine Community.

2005 – Lucky Three Productions, The Making of Jasper: A Labor of Love wins Telly Award

2006-2009 – Meredith produces the award-winning documentary series, Those Magnificent Mules, aired on RFD-TV.

2006 – Mae Bea C.T. is inducted into the Bishop Mule Days Hall of Fame.

2007 – Lucky Three Productions, Those Magnificent Mules and the Lucky Three Ranch wins Telly Award

2008 – Meredith is presented with the “Best Friend of Bishop Mule Days” award at the annual Bishop Mule Days Celebration.

2008 – Lucky Three Productions, Those Magnificent Mules: Walk On: Exploring Therapeutic riding wins Telly Award

2008 – Lucky Three Productions, Those Magnificent Mules: The Bishop All Stars wins Telly Award

2008 – Lucky Three Productions, Those Magnificent Mules: The Road to Bishop wins Telly Award

2009 – Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center Legacy Donor award

2010 – Lucky Three Productions, Those Magnificent Mules: The Bishop Experience wins Telly Award

2010 – Lucky Three Productions, Jasper Goes to Bishop wins Telly Award

2010 – Lucky Three Productions, Equus Revisited wins Telly Award

2010 – The children’s film, Jasper Goes to Bishop, is a finalist at the San Diego International Children’s Film Festival and Moondance Film Festival, and wins the Silver Mixed-Media Award at the Jamfest Film Festival.

2010 – Meredith donates Port-A-Stall 14-stall barn to Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center

2012 – Lucky Three Productions, Jasper: A Precious Valentine wins Telly Award

2012 – Lucky Three Productions, Jasper: A Turkey Tale wins Telly Award

2013 – TMD Equine University is approved by the Colorado Department of Higher Education Private Occupational School Board to begin accepting students.

2013 – The new edition of Training Mules and Donkeys wins the gold medal in the Animals category at the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

2013 – Lucky Three Productions, History of the Mule documentary wins Telly Award

2014 – Little Jack Horner is accepted into Bishop Mule Days’ Donkey Hall of Fame for his career as a performance donkey.

2014 – Lucky Three Productions, The History of the Lucky Three Ranch wins Telly Award

2014 – Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Stable Lasting Legacy award

2015 – Lucky Three Productions, The Long Ride Home wins Telly Award

2015 – Lucky Three Productions, Give Your Equine the Athletic Edge wins Telly Award

2017 – Death Valley Conservancy, 20-Mule Team in Rose Parade presented by Honda (Meredith sponsored rebuild of Borax Wagons)

2017 – Death Valley Conservancy, 20-Mule Team in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington D.C. (Meredith sponsored the replication of the Borax Wagons and was invited to participate)

2017 – Meredith received an award from the Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County for her numerous contributions as a Champion for Children

 

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