Farnam Breeders’ Trust Youth Scholarship Recipients Announced
Youth and novice youth exhibitors of APHA Breeders’ Trust horses eligible for $1,000
FORT WORTH—One important facet of the partnership between the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) and corporate partner Farnam Horse Products is the Breeders’ Trust Youth Scholarship. Early on, Farnam set into motion the scholarship program to support the youth of APHA, promote the Breeders’ Trust program, and encourage APHA regional clubs to create outreach programs to local equine youth groups by way of two $1,000 scholarships annually.
American Junior Paint Horse Association (AjPHA) members received an “entry” into the Farnam Breeders’ Trust Youth Scholarship every time they showed a Breeders’ Trust-nominated horse in APHA youth or novice youth classes between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013. Entries accumulated per judge, per class.
In it’s first year, APHA tallied 61,941 total entries for the scholarship. As per the program rules, entries were divided into two groups: one for entries from youth classes, and the other for entries from novice youth classes. One recipient was chosen at random by computer from each group for a $1,000 Farnam scholarship. Each winner then selects an APHA regional club of their choice, which receives $500 from Farnam to fund an outreach program to local youth equine programs.
Tiffany Payne of Cedar Falls, Iowa, was the Novice Youth recipient. Tiffany is a 20-year-old college sophomore. She has been attending a local community college with plans to attend Iowa State University in the fall in pursuit of an architectural degree. She earned her points toward the Farnam Breeders’ Trust Youth Scholarship riding I Go Scotch Alot, a 2005 sorrel overo mare by Alotta Charisma out of Scotchs Lil April (QH), who is nominated to the Breeders’ Trust. Tiffany’s regional club of choice to receive the $500 from Farnam is the Iowa Paint Horse Club.
Anne-Marie Fortenberry of Farmerville, Louisiana, was the Youth recipient. Anne-Marie is a 16-year-old high school student with college in her not-so-distant future. She earned points toward the random drawing for the Farnam Breeders’ Trust Youth Scholarship riding A Good Intention, who is a Breeders’ Trust-nominated 2006 bay overo gelding by A Good Machine (QH) out of Sensational Melody. The regional club of her choice to receive the additional $500 from Farnam is the Louisiana Paint Horse Club.
The Farnam Breeders’ Trust Youth Scholarship sweepstakes program is administered and implemented through the American Paint Horse Foundation.
Scholarships for the 2013-2014 show season will be gathered from all eligible entries from April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. AjPHA members showing Breeders’ Trust-nominated horses in Youth or Novice Youth classes earn one entry per class per judge at every APHA-approved show where they exhibit.
Learn more about APHA’s Breeders’ Trust incentive program at www.apha.com/programs/breederstrust
About the American Paint Horse Association
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is the world’s second largest equine breed association. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, it celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. In fulfillment of its global mission to collect, record and preserve pedigrees of the breed, APHA recognizes and supports 111 regional and international clubs, produces championship shows, sponsors trail rides and creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses. APHA has registered more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded, and now serves more than 55,000 active youth and adult members around the world. For more information about the American Paint Horse Association, visit apha.com or connect with Paint Horse fans globally at facebook.com/americanpainthorse or on Twitter @APHANews and @WorldShow.