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Pony Club Awards College Scholarships to Members

Monday, August 5, 2013   (0 Comments)
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THE UNITED STATES PONY CLUBS, INC. PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Press Contact:Shelley Mann
Pony Club:website, 859-254-7669


Pony Club Awards College Scholarships to Members


August 5, 2013 (Lexington, KY) – Six outstanding Pony Club members were awarded college scholarships through the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. for outstanding sportsmanship, stewardship, and leadership through horsemanship. The recipients are chosen by a scholarship committee and administered by Pony Club based on the requirements for each opportunity.

The Dorothy Renfro Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually for higher education to an active Pony Club member who exhibits the qualities that Dorothy Renfro valued most: leadership, horse management, and volunteering time and energy to beneficial activities. She hoped to encourage horsemen and women in their academic pursuits. This year, there are two recipients of the Renfro Memorial Scholarship. Kaitlyn Vorbroker, a C-3 Trad from Walnut Creek Pony Club, is currently attending Otterbein University, majoring in Business Administration with an Equine Science minor. Kaleigh Quinn, a B-Trad/ H-B HM from Autumn Ridge Pony Club, is currently attending Quinnipac University, majoring in Athletic Training/Physical Therapy.

The Stanley R. and Martha C. Helbert Scholarship is awarded annually to Pony Club members pursuing Liberal Arts degrees in areas such as literature, music, theater, and visual arts. Recipient Molly Ryan, a C-2 HM/FL from Sinking Creek Pony Club, has been accepted to Virginia Tech, and plans to major in English. The Pony Club Jubilee Scholarships are awarded to Pony Club members for excellence in academic pursuits and outstanding achievements in Pony Club. Applicants have achieved a Pony Club certification of C-2 or higher.

The two recipients of the Pony Club Jubilee Scholarships are Emma Deane, an H-A Trad from Moon Valley Pony Club, who is currently attending the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and Samantha Pitcher, an H-HM from River Bend Pony Club, has been accepted to the University of Virginia and plans to major in Engineering.

The Anson W. H. Taylor Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by Pony Club and the Equine Land Conservation Resource in memory of former Pony Club President and ELCR founder Anson Taylor. The Scholarship is awarded to a current Pony Club member who has been active with and committed to efforts on behalf of land conservation. This year’s recipient is Claire Siebols, a C-2 Trad/H-B HM from Rockingham Pony Club. She plans to major in Criminology or Animal Science.

For more information about the Pony Club Scholarship programs, visit our website.

About Pony Club - The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. There are approximately 10,000 Pony Club members in over 600 clubs and riding centers throughout the country. Many of the nation’s top equestrians, including several of our Olympic team members, business professionals, government leaders and career military officers, have roots in Pony Club. Youth members range in age from as young as 4 through age 25. Pony Club also offers educational opportunities to over 500 adult members in its Horsemasters Program.


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