This year the American Hackney Horse Society is pleased to announce a new incentive program geared towards the most important part of our society, our youth. Youth are the most important aspect to the hackney pony breed because they are the future of the breed. Without the interest of youth within this industry there will be no future for the hackney pony breed. Youth need to get interested not only in the show ring aspect of the breed but as well as in the training and breeding side as well. Thanks to the United States Equestrian Foundation, the AHHS is going to have the opportunity to invest in their youth. However this money will not simply be handed out rather it will be earned. The society will be giving away two $800 awards. This money can be used either for their education or they can invest this money into their ponies. This money will be awarded to those youth who meet the following requirements...to read more click here.
Ed Frickey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is offered in the name of our much missed colleague, Ed Frickey. The award is offered to a Sophomore, Junior or Senior college student based on financial need, a commitment to the Hackney industry and academic success.
This year’s recipient is Rebecca Lynn Carss. As the daughter of Lawrence and Sandra Carss, Rebecca grew up in the Hackney industry. And to quote one of her professor’s at Hanover College, “She has distinguished herself as a bright, motivated, and conscientious student.”
Rebecca is enrolled at Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana with a major in Psychology.
Flat Rock Creek Farm Educational Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming college Freshman based on academic success, financial need, extracurricular activities, involvement with Hackney Horses and/or Ponies and personal references.
This year the Lewis family has chosen Taylor McGlaughlin as their recipient. Taylor had an extremely successful academic career in high school. She was President of her class in her Sophomore, Junior and Senior year.
Taylor has spent countless hours participating in community activities. Growing up on a horse breeding farm and driving her Road Pony, Romy, round out her qualifications.
Taylor plans to pursue a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Illinois, with the eventual goal of a career in pediatric physical therapy.
AHHS Foundation Scholarship
Once again, this award is offered to an applicant based on academic success, financial need, community service, involvement with Hackney Horses and/or Ponies and personal references.
Avis Van Zomeren is the 2013 recipient. She had an extremely successful high school career both academically and with sports and extracurricular activities. Avis is also, in her own words, “very musically active”. Church and school choir, playing piano for weddings and in church, and electric bass guitar.
At the age of five, she got her first Hackney Pony and contracted the seemingly incurable “pony bug”.
Avis will be attending Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota. Her eventual goal is to become a veterinarian or equine chiropractor in order to continue her work with horses and ponies.
Anna Lee Spires Judd Amateur Exhibitor Award
Awarded to an exhibitor of Hackneys whose performances in the show ring set standards of competition, sportsmanship, and appeal to the general viewing public.
John H. & Maybelle L. Costello National Breeder Award
Awarded to a breeder of Hackneys who has created an impact on the breed as a whole by adding valuable characteristics and improving the Hackney through its development. This honoree will have raised notable individuals whose progeny have gone on to great success both in the
show ring and breeding world.
Junior Exhibitor Award
Awarded to a junior exhibitor who through his/her efforts has encouraged other youths to participate in the Hackney breed. This individual must exhibit outstanding sportsmanship, suitability to the division in which they participate, presentation of the entries shown, and work to enhance the promotion of the breed through their representation.
Lydia Luhman Pederson National Distinguished Service Award
Awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who without compensation contributed his/her energies into the improvement of the AHHS, its activities, and membership.
“Spirit Of The Youth Medallion” National Award
Awarded to a youth who has demonstrated an exceptional desire to participate with a Hackney. The first award was given in 2002.
Bill G. Robinson National Trainer Award
Awarded to a trainer who personifies the training and exhibiting of Hackneys for the year. The memorial award was first given in the year 2001.
Elsa Mikkelsen Distinguished Service Award
Awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who has contributed his/her energies to the promotion of the Hackney Horse or Pony.
Please send all nominations to:
4550 North Glendale Drive
Columbia, MO 65202-8931
Verbal nominations will not be accepted, so please, No Phone Calls.