“TROOPER OF THE YEAR” – Courtney Maier, 14, of Mountainside, was awarded the “Trooper of the Year” trophy and medal for accumulating the most points during the 2012 Troop season at Watchung Stable in Mountainside. Courtney has been riding horses for five years. She received her trophy from stable manager Rachel Bechtold during Watchung Stable’s 80th Anniversary Spring Troop Horse Show on May 24-26. Watchung Stable, a facility of the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal, is administered by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. For more information regarding equestrian programs, group trail rides, tours or birthday parties at Watchung Stable, call (908) 789-3665, or e-mail questions firstname.lastname@example.org.