FARMINGDALE NJ RESIDENT NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
ANDERSON, IN -- June 26, 2020 -- Katie Eick from Farmingdale, New Jersey has been selected to receive the $1000 Sweet Karen Scholarship which is dedicated this year in loving memory to Beverly Breniser who recently passed away and who was a passionate and committed educator. The scholarship is sponsored by the Harness Horse Youth Foundation.
“Katie exemplifies what Harness Horse Youth Foundation is about – a horse crazy kid developing keen interest in harness racing and thus deciding to continue that passion into adulthood. She attended her first camp at age 12 with no racing background and has served HHYF in nearly every way possible growing into an exceptional horse person and human. It is only fitting that she has earned, for the second time, the $1000 Sweet Karen Scholarship” expressed HHYF President Adam Bowden.
Katie will be entering her junior year at Rutgers University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree with concentration in equine science. She hopes to become an equine sports and rehabilitation therapist.
When informed about her award Katie replied “Sweet Karen was a member of the HHYF stable at my first camp and also one of the horses that taught me to love harness racing. I owe my love for horses and harness racing, as well as my decision to pursue a career in the equine industry, to horses like Sweet Karen which is why I am so excited and thankful to have received this scholarship named after her.”
For further information about HHYF scholarships, visit hhyf website or call the HHYF office at 317.908.0029.
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people's lives since 1976; its programs include interactive learning experiences with racehorses as well as offering scholarships and creating and distributing educational materials relating to harness racing.
HHYF activities would not be possible without the support of our 2020 sponsors: Diamond Creek Farm, Lindy Farms, Meadows Standardbred Association, PA Harness Horsemen’s Association, Standardbred Breeders of PA, US Harness Writers Association, US Trotting Association, IN Standardbred Association, Blue Chip Farms, Brittany Farms, Fair Island Farm, Fair Winds Farm, Pinske Stables, Purple Haze Stable, Southern Oaks Training Center, VA Harness Horse Association, Joe Asher, Chris McErlean, Howard and Marlene Taylor.
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