Youth Recognition Award and Scholarships

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This program is designed to recognize our hardworking youth who have committed themselves to the Saddlebred industry and the sport they love. MSHA will honor three junior exhibitors:

Cash prize to be awarded to two recipients in the 15–17 age division, a $1,000 award and a $500 award.

Cash prize of $300 to one recipient in the 11-14 age division.

Age divisions refer to the divisions that you participate in during 2017.

This prize is to be used toward a horse-related purchase or educational purpose. Prize money is raised through various MSHA sponsored fund raising events.

Our applicants should:

Serve as role models for their peers

Exhibit good sportsmanship and leadership

Have regular responsibilities within a barn setting (Responsibilities may include helping with chores, grooming, volunteering, helping at shows, etc.)

Have earned awards or commendations for accomplishments in various levels of competitions (example: 4-H, speech on Saddlebreds, photography, etc.) and/or work with volunteer organizations.

Applications and responsibilities:

Applicants must be members of MSHA

August 1st – Application due

October 15th – References due

You are responsible for making sure we get your references by October 15th and that they respond to us.

On November 30th you will be notified of a topic chosen by MSHA for your essay. The essay will be due by January 10th.

The awards are presented at the next MSHA Award Banquet.

Please contact with questions: Alice Lear, 651-437-2725

Or Jennefer Lear, 651-895-3088.