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It’s not too late to enroll in UPHA Ribbons of Service for 2023!

UPHA Foundation Donates Over $890,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Other Charities 

The United Professional Horsemen's Association (UPHA) Ribbons of Service program teaches youth the importance of community service by donating their time to those in need while learning the value of helping those less fortunate by raising money for charity. Since the Ribbons of Service program's inception, the UPHA Foundation has donated over $890,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and other charities.

The program is open to UPHA members 21 & under who compete in equestrian competitions, in the American Saddlebred, Arabian, Half-Arabian, Morgan, National Show Horse, Hackney Pony, Saddle Seat Equitation divisions, Academy, and the Exceptional Challenge Cup. Each participant is responsible for raising donations and performing community service as part of his or her own contribution to the effort.

The Ribbons of Service program offers over $43,000 in scholarship money to participants. Riders raising a minimum of $1,000 in donations and performing a minimum of 10 hours of community service are eligible for the scholarships based on the most funds raised and top community service hours. Participation levels have been developed to reward participants with gifts and recognition for completing community service hours and collecting donations for their approved nonprofit charity.

First, ensure your UPHA Membership is current, and renew/join if necessary. Then, UPHA youth members (age 21 or under) may enroll in the program by completing the online form or submitting a UPHA Ribbons of Service application to the UPHA office. Soon after, you will receive an email with the documents you need to get started. Participants have until October 31 to raise funds, complete their community service hours, and benefit their communities.

For a hardcopy application or for additional program information, please visit the UPHA website here.

Online Application

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