The Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) is excited to announce the recipients of more than $10,000 in academic and need-based scholarships for seven youth members: Jarid Walton, Alexis Daggett, Kaitlyn Schultz, Emma Holbrook, Wyatt Marshall, Jessie Parsons, and Joan Lehman.
Members of the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) submitted applications for the RHSF Scholarships. The seven recipients were chosen by a committee, and were based on academic achievement, financial need, future goals, and involvement in NRHyA and NRHA.
Jarid Walton (no photo) from Michigan, Alexis Dagget from Wisconsin, and Kaitlyn Schultz from California were each awarded $2,000 in RHSF Scholarship monies. Walton currently attends Delta Community College where he is majoring in business. Dagget currently attends Trinity University where she is majoring in biology and chemistry and she intendeds to be a veterinarian. Schultz will be attending University of California, Berkeley in the fall where she will be majoring in English.
Emma Holbrook, Oklahoma, and Wyatt Marshall, Colorado, will each receive $1,500 in scholarship awards from RHSF. Holbrook will be attending Oklahoma State University in the fall where she will be competing on the equestrian team. Marshall will be attending West Texas A&M University in the fall where he plans on majoring in Animal Science and Agricultural Business with an emphasis on equine and plans to compete on the school’s equestrian team.
Jessie Parsons, West Virgina, and Joan Lehman, South Carolina, will each receive $750 in scholarship awards from RHSF. Parsons plans to seek out a career in veterinary medicine. Lehmans plans to get a degree in Business Management.
“The youth program is vital to our sport; the youth are our future. Being able to recognize our youth members for their involvement in the sport of Reining as well as awards them for all their hard work in school, is an honor. I can’t wait to see what outstanding things these individuals achieve after college,” said Frank Costantini, president of the Reining Horse Sports Foundation.
For more information about the RHSF Scholarship program, go to rhsf.com or nrhya.com. You may also call (405)946-7400 to speak to a representative about RHSF and the NRHA Youth Program.