Harding and Pope Awarded for their Sportsmanship

October 21, 2011



USHJA is proud to congratulate Taylor Harding as the 2011 recipient of the inaugural USHJA Young Horseman’s Award and Jacob Pope as the USHJA nominee for the USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award. Harding and Pope will be recognized at the USHJA Annual Meeting during the Evening of Equestrians awards dinner. Harding will receive a complimentary three-year active USHJA membership and Pope will receive a $500 grant for training and education. Pope will also be considered for the overall USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award. All applicants displayed a high caliber of sportsmanship and involvement in the hunter/jumper industry.

The USHJA Young Horseman’s Award and USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award identify potential future leaders in the equine industry who demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to USHJA by promoting the equestrian sport, exhibiting characteristics that exemplify positive sportsmanship principles and who serve as a role model for his or her peers. Applicants may participate at any level of competition, including local, state or national levels. Applicants for the USHJA Young Horseman's Award must be between 12-15 years of age, while USHJA nominees for the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award must be 17 years or younger.

Applications for the 2012 Young Horseman’s and Youth Sportsman’s Awards will open in May 2012 and close October 2012.

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