Apply for the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award by Sept. 5th
Published Date: Aug 29, 2019
Applications for the 2019 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award are now available online! As you know, this award recognizes youth members for their participation in the equestrian community and is focused on developing leaders within the industry.
Active members aged 17 years and younger as of December 1, 2018, and in good standing with US Equestrian and their recognized national affiliate/international discipline associations are eligible to apply.
The overall winner of the 2019 USEF Youth Sportsman's Award will receive a $1,000 grant payable to the educational program of choice, and a commemorative trophy. The reserve winner will receive a $500 grant payable to the educational program of choice.
Please review the guidelines for the Youth Sportsman’s Award and application form, which you may distribute to your youth members. These can also be found on the USEF WEBSITE. Below you will also find a link to the USEF press release, which you may share with members or in affiliate publications.
Applicants should demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to the promotion of equestrian sport, serve as positive role models, and exhibit characteristics that exemplify sportsmanship principles. Applicants must also demonstrate their involvement in their community’s equestrian activities, as well as involvement at any level of competition, including local, regional, and national events.
To apply, download the application online or contact your recognized affiliate. Applicants must submit a résumé that outlines their participation in various equestrian organizations and activities and obtain three references. The résumé will be accepted in lieu of the essays previously required for consideration for the award.
All required materials must be submitted directly to your respective US Equestrian-recognized affiliate on or before September 5, 2019. Each affiliate may select one national nominee after this deadline.
Find more information about the US Equestrian Youth Sportsman’s Award application guidelines and requirements, affiliate contact information, and selection procedures here. Additional questions may be directed to Natalie Norwood, Director, National Affiliates, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 225-6951.