The USEF Youth Sportsmanís Award was designed to develop leaders in the equine industry from all breeds and disciplines. Each year, USDF seeks nominees who demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to both organizations through their promotion of the horse. Candidates should be accomplished equestrians, exhibit positive sportsmanship principles and serve as a role model for their peers. The chosen USDF nominee will be submitted to USEF for the national award.
The USDF national nominee will be submitted as a candidate to USEF for consideration as the overall Youth Sportsman's Award winner. The USDF national nominee shall receive a complementary one-year USDF participating membership. Should the USDF winner be selected as the overall USEF Youth Sportsman's Award winner, USDF will provide a complementary five-year participating membership.
The Overall Winner of the USEF Youth Sportsmanís Award will receive a commemorative trophy, a $1,000 grant, to be paid to an educational program (see funding criteria), and will also be nominated for the USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year Award
2016 USDF National Nominee
2015 USDF National Nominee
Mary Baker, Wooster, OH
2014 USDF National Nominee
Jessica Fan, Jackson, TX
2013 USDF National Nominee
Anna Campbell, Wylie, TX
2012 USDF National Nominee
Ayden Uhlir, Kirkland, WA
2011 USDF National Nominee
Drew Carlin, Columbia, SC
2010 USDF National Nominee
Isabelle Leibler, Greenwich, CT
Guidelines for USDF Nominees can be found here. Nominations must be received by USDF by September 1. For more information, please refer to the USEF Guidelines. The application form can be found here. For more details about the criteria and application process, please contact USEF or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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