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UPHA Chapter 14 Awards Two $1,000 Scholarships

Chapter 14 of The United Professional Horsemen's Association announced two winners of $1,000.00 scholarships at the Awards Presentation Ceremony held during the recent Chapter 14 Spring Premiere Horse Show. Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen who are Junior or Associate members of UPHA Chapter 14 or the child of an Active member of the Chapter.

There were many outstanding applications this year. The UPHA Chapter 14 Scholarship Committee was happy to be able to award two scholarships.

Morgan exhibitor, Steven Handy, from Hobby Knoll Stables is as successful in his academic life as he is in the show ring. Combined with his community service, extra curricular activities at Hudson Catholic High School, reporting for The Morgan Connection, leadership positions and excellent academic record, Steven was selected for one of the awards. Steven, a National Honor Society member, plans to use his scholarship for the study of Biology with a pre-med concentration. Steven will continue to show and be involved with Morgans as he prepares to become a surgeon.

Saddlebred/Hackney exhibitor, Brittany Logan, from Denise Vespa Stables will be attending William Woods University where she plans to major in Equine Science with a minor in Equine Administration. Brittany hopes to eventually open her own training facility in which she will work in partnership with her father. This busy young woman is captain of the Varsity Swim Team at Braintree High School as well as being active in community projects, school clubs and holding down jobs as a nanny, a salesperson and working in an ice cream shop. Somehow Brittany has also found time to be a competitive equestrian since she was 4 years old. Last year's two Reserve National titles in the AHHS Hackney Medallion Finals at Kansas City convinced Brittany that the horse industry is to be her life.

Congratulations to all of the excellent scholarship applicants and to Steven Handy and Brittany Logan. The young people in the show horse industry are pretty impressive!

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