The Area 1 USEA Scholarship program is one that I’ve been absolutely thrilled and honored to work on. It’s been a tremendous success in its short two-year span, and I’m looking forward to a third year of work.
The write-ups for last year’s recipients were just posted on the Area 1 website, and I couldn’t be prouder of all of them. They run the gamut from kids to adults, from amateurs to professionals, from BN riders to upper level riders.
I think I speak for all the committee members when I say that it really is a privilege to share so many hopes and dreams as we review applications. I wish we were awash in cash and could hand scholarships out to everyone. But our resources are limited and we try to share them as best we can.
So go, read these inspiring stories
, and if you’re in Area 1 (or you ride & compete frequently in Area 1) apply in 2014!
(Spoiler alert: one of them, the little girl who used the scholarship money to make her last season with the pony she was outgrowing, made me cry both in reading the application and in reading her follow-up report.)