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American Hackney Horse Society Foundation Al Haugen Memorial Scholarship

Editor’s note: The following presentation was made on Tuesday night during the World’s Championship Horse Show.



Scarlett Mattson, Tannis Marley, and Gary Haugen


Al Haugen was a long-time Hackney exhibitor from Minnesota. His family and friends have established a memorial scholarship in his honor through the American Hackney Horse Society Foundation. The scholarship awards $2,500 to an incoming freshman student at the college or university of their choice. This is the fifth year that the scholarshipo has beenawarded. Here to present the scholarship this evening is Gary Haugen from Minneapolis.

The American Hackney Horse Society Foundation is pleased to select Tannis Marley of
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania as the 2006 recipient of the Al Haugen Memorial Scholarship. Tannis is the daughter of Kenneth and Sandra Marley and is a 2006 graduate of Lower Moreland High School in Huntingdon Valley, near Philadelphia. She plans to pursue a career in International Agricultural Business, incorporating equine initiative business courses at the University of Kentucky.


Tannis has developed her equestrian skills to become a formidable competitor. At age 16 she won the Carriage Marathon Single Harness horse Two-Wheeled Vehicle Division at the Devon Horse Show in a Stanhope Gig with her Hackney horse, Hooksiel’s Dancing Boy. She has been involved in numerous 4-H activities, including horse judging, and was president of the Huntingdon Valley 4-H Horse and Pony Club while in high school.


Tannis also has special interests in jazz and symphonic band, German Club, polo, field hockey, track, National Honor Society, and volunteering in her community.


We congratulate Tannis Marley on her selection as this year’s winner and wish her the best of luck as she begins her college career.

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