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Nominations Accepted for USEF Youth Sportsman's Award



Lexington, Kentucky - Applications are being accepted for the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Youth Sportsman's Award, sponsored by Breyer Animal Creations®.

Focused on developing leaders in equestrian sport, this award recognizes youth who are members of both USEF and a USEF Recognized National Affiliate for their participation in the community and equine industry.

To be considered for the award, the following criteria must be met:

Active membership in good standing with USEF and a USEF Recognized National Affiliate

Must be 17 years old or under as of December 1, 2008

Demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to the promotion of the horse

Serve as a positive role model for peers

Participate at any level of competition, including local, regional or national events

Exhibit characteristics that exemplify positive sportsmanship principles

Applications may be obtained on the USEF website, here , or through the youth's USEF Recognized National Affiliate. The USEF Recognized National Affiliate will select a nominee (and an alternate) and submit to the USEF by October 31, 2009. Each nominee will be considered for the overall award.

In addition, each Youth Sportsman's Award nominee will be recognized during the USEF Annual Meeting and invited to a career workshop to learn about different career opportunities in the equine industry.

The overall winner of the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award will receive a trophy, a $1,000 scholarship to be paid to the educational program of their choice, and a lifetime membership to USEF (valued at $2,500). Additionally, the award winner will be submitted as a candidate for the USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year Award.

For more information regarding the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award, please contact Jennifer Mellenkamp, Director, National Breed/Discipline Affiliates and Youth Programs, via e-mail at jmellenkamp@usef.org or call (859) 225-6955.

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