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UPHA Open Gate Learning Center Offered ?At UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show

The United Professional Horsemen's Association (UPHA) is pleased to announce The Crown Goodman Family has agreed to underwrite the UPHA Open Gate Learning Center program at the 2019 UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show. The Center is an on-site study and learning center for young equestrians who are competing at the UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show in Kansas City, Missouri.

The center provides academic support to equestrian student athletes, grades 5-12, who are away from their local schools while exhibiting at competitions. Students are able to stay abreast of their academic requirements in the center's structured learning environment. The center is supervised by a professional teacher who provides basic academic support such as clarification of assignments, proofreading work, proctoring tests and answering student's questions. The center will work with teachers from the student's school to help guide the student's academic activities while absent. The center is able to receive assignments, PowerPoint notes, outlines, etc. from teachers throughout the competition.

The center is available to students beginning Tuesday, November 12 through Saturday, November 16. The program is available at no charge to youth who are current members of UPHA; participation is offered for a $200 fee to non-members. Students must complete an application prior to the show in order to participate. Space is limited; applications accepted on a first come, first serve basis. 

Application deadline is Sunday, October 27, 2019.

If you have any questions, contact Debbie Murphy at 804-366-9455 or email

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