I doubt the celebration has that much money either. It's lost money several years running. It would also be a PR
nightmare for Priscilla to change her mind now.
Taking it back, then maybe returning it later once the dust has cleared for a working trail class or a gaited dressage class maybe but not anything like the lame crab walk class. Maybe even do something radical like give the trophy over to AERC for a high mileage endurance walker in their competitions.
I've never understood the ribbon at all costs mentality. One of the nicest horse shows I've ever watched was put on by a small local club. They announced every so often that there were no ribbons for the adult classes. The few ribbons were for the kids. Everybody cheered everyone else on and helped each other. Always a hardy round of applause from the stands and at the end of the day the extra money was used for a cookout. Lots of smiling kids and parents, no painted false faces.