The Kentucky American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse Association Board has announced that the following individuals have been awarded scholarships for the 2021 academic year.
The KASPHA MERIT SCHOLARSHIP, a $500 scholarship award given to an applicant who competes at the performance level and is looking to pursue further education, has been awarded to David Micheal Winstead of Taylorsville, Kentucky, who has been accepted to Illinois Central College. As a third-generation horseman, Future Farmers of America (FFA) and KASPHA member, David demonstrates a strong potential to benefit the future of the equine industry – a key purpose of this scholarship.
The SUE PERKINS ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP, a $500 scholarship award given to an applicant who solely participates in competitions at the academy level and is looking to pursue further education, has been awarded to Rachel Johnson of Mt. Washington, Kentucky, who is currently in her final year of high school at Bullit East. Rachel is preparing to graduate high school with an outstanding academic record. She has maintained a job assisting at the Louisville Equestrian Center, assisting in the day-to-day aspects of the lesson program, and competing at the academy level. Rachel hopes to attend college with a focus in pre-law and eventually move on to obtain her law degree. Rachel also has volunteered with Dare to Care in Mount Washington since 2016.
The KASPHA SPIRIT OF THE SPORT SCHOLARSHIP, a $1,000 scholarship award given to an applicant looking to pursue further education who best demonstrates the positive impact that the American Saddlebred has played in their life, has been awarded to Tyler Allen Walker of Georgetown, Kentucky. Taylor submitted an outstanding application showing his dedication to the sport and furtherance of the Saddlebred industry in Kentucky. Tyler also has been an active volunteer for the non-profit organization, Lash’s Lessons, since its inception in 2008, and his duties there have been varied over the years. Most notably, he volunteered to represent Lash’s Lessons during the 16-day World Equestrian Games event at the Kentucky Horse Park, where thousands of people were introduced to the equine community and Saddlebred industry. He has continued to assist in educating and exposing the public to the equine community at parades, horse shows, and public-school events over the course of the last decade.
The BONNIE ZUBROD DEDICATION TO THE BREED SCHOLARSHIP, a $500 scholarship award given to the applicant looking to pursue further education and a commitment to the furtherance of the industry, has been awarded to Tyler Allen Walker of Georgetown, Kentucky. Tyler has demonstrated a true love for the breed and the sport and has held volunteer positions that benefit the breed and the sport.
KASPHA had many qualified applicants this year and the board had a difficult time in choosing the recipients. It congratulates all the individuals that submitted applications, and encourages those individuals that were not recipients this year to reapply next year.
For more information on the scholarship opportunities in 2021, contact: Julie Anne Broder at 502.257.1386 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- via KASPHA