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ASHA Youth Nominated for 2010 USEF Sportsman's Award



Lexington, Kentucky - Delynn Uttecht of Omaha, Nebraska has been selected by the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) as its nominee to the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) for the USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award.

This award focuses on developing leaders in the equine industry from all breeds and disciplines. This is an opportunity for USEF to give back to outstanding youth members and recognize them for their achievements. Applicants must be active members in both USEF and their Recognized National Affiliate. They must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the promotion of the horse, serve as a positive role model for their peers, and exhibit characteristics that exemplify positive sportsmanship principles.

The American Saddlebred has long been a big part of Delynn Uttecht’s life, as she has been riding since she was 10 and showing since age 11. Delynn rides at Cheradon Acres in Springfield, Nebraska, under the training of Cheryl Dorff and Carey Dughman. Besides riding on her own horse and lesson horses, she shows her horse, Taking a Chance in the Three-Gaited Show Pleasure division. Delynn also volunteers at Cheradon Acres, helping with the youth camps, getting horses ready for the shows, and working with the rescue horses.

She hopes one day to be a horse trainer, and jumps at every opportunity to learn more about the horse, horse showing, teaching and business management. In addition, Delynn is involved with several programs within the industry. She has been the President of the Cheradon Chevals Youth Club for four years, completed all six levels of the ASHA Saddle Time program, completed four levels of the ASHA Academy Awards, and won first place in the ASHA Junior Judging Contest at the World’s Championship Horse Show in 2009. She is also a member of the Nebraska Saddlebred Association and the Missouri Horse Show Association, where she has won annual High Point Awards.

As the ASHA nominee, Delynn will be honored at the USEF annual meeting and will be invited to a career workshop at USEF this summer.

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