Beginning with the 2014 Appaloosa Youth World Championship Show in Fort Worth, Texas, youth halter class awards will feature the addition of scholarship money. Winners of Junior and Senior Mares and the Junior and Senior Geldings classes will each receive a $500 scholarship, as will the winner of the Youth Most Colorful class. The ongoing program is being launched through the generous support of Judy Ford, Whitesboro, Texas, and David and Stephani Beck of Lodi, California.
The Appaloosa Horse Club and the Appaloosa Youth Foundation have a long history of promoting the virtues of equine activities for young people. In fact, the ApHC organized the first nationwide youth organization among stock horse breed registries.
“We are excited and pleased to have the commitment of these individuals to help our Appaloosa community maintain its focus on the future,” states Diane Rushing, ApHC President. “We always say that youth programs are a priority, and this type of support gives us the opportunity to put words into action.”
The Appaloosa Youth World will be Saturday, June 28th through Saturday, July5th in Fort Worth, at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center. Visit www.appaloosa.com for a complete schedule of the Youth World and 67th National Appaloosa Show.