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Ogletree Award Winner Nominated for USEF Youth Council

Lexington, Kentucky ­– Will Harris’s role as a leading young horseman continues to expand, from the Concert of Champions to the World’s Championships, and now a nominee to serve on a newly formed council expected to be key in expanding youths’ involvement in equestrian sport.  Harris has been nominated to represent the ASHA on the United States Equestrian Federation’s Youth Council.

The ASHA’s 2006 Frank Ogletree Youth Award winner, Harris’s sportsmanship, strong personal character as well as his accomplishments in the show ring make him a perfect candidate for the council.  Harris is a model student and currently serves as the Senior Class Representative to the Student Council at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro, TN.  He is also a member of Leadership Rutherford, a year-long training program for young leaders.  Harris has enjoyed success in the ring since saddling up with Jimmy and Helen Robertson at Infinity Stables in 1998 as a ten-year-old.  His recent show credentials include the 2005 World’s Champion in the Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited Riders 16-17 Division and a pair of Reserve World’s Champion titles in 2003 and 2006.

The first-ever USEF Youth Council will consist of members 21 years of age and younger from each USEF national affiliate.  The length of term to serve on the board has been set at two years.  The first official meeting of the USEF Youth Council will take place at the 2007 USEF Annual Convention in January.

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