Wednesday, July 27, 2011

2011 Horse Sport Young Riders' Scholarship

Horse Sport is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2011 Horse Sport Young Riders' Scholarship worth $5,000.

Horse Sport has long been dedicated to supporting Canada's up-and-coming riders and their equestrian aspirations. The Horse Sport Young Riders' Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 as part of Horse Sport's 30th anniversary celebration. Each year since, the top Canadian riders at the North American Young Riders' Championship in dressage, show jumping and eventing were awarded a cash prize toward their pursuits. The format of the Scholarship changed in 2010 and now rewards a single deserving Canadian young rider with a $5,000 Scholarship.

"I am very proud of our history of supporting Canada's young riders. These talented and dedicated equestrians are the future of our sport and are much deserving of our help," said Horse Sport publisher Jennifer Anstey. "This Scholarship is certainly a rewarding way of giving back to the industry that is our passion and main focus."

The Scholarship aims to provide meaningful financial assistance to support the equestrian ambitions of the next generation. Applicants should describe why they are deserving of this money, how it will be put to use and the impact that it might have on their equestrian pursuits.

To enter, please make sure you meet the Eligibility Criteria and submit your application by September 30, 2011. The winner will be announced in the December 2011 issue of Horse Sport.

Eligibility Criteria
• Canadian citizen
• 16 through 21 years of age in 2011.
• Must be enrolled in secondary or post-secondary school
• Competed in jumping, dressage or eventing competitions for the last three consecutive years
• Previous winners are not eligible

2011 Application Checklist
• Name, date of birth, address, phone number, email
• Name of school and contact person
• 700 - 1000 word essay on why you feel you deserve $5,000. Some topics that you may consider covering are: history with horses, level of accomplishment, volunteer work, educational accomplishments and future goals.
• You may choose to support your essay with up to five photographs and/or a digital video no more than 5 minutes long.
List the name of one show for each of the last three years that you have entered, the division you showed in and any placings earned.
• Submit by 12 pm EST on September 30, 2011
• Mail to Horse Sport Scholarship Fund, Box 670, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 4J9 or email to

• Please direct any questions to
• Please note: All submissions will be posted on