When Col. Allen D. Smith passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack in 2000 at the age of 64, Area V wanted to figure out a way to honor his legacy and decided to start an award for the Adult Amateur of the Year. Smith was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, but after being commissioned into the Army Corps of Engineers he attended Texas A&M University and earned his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. After marrying his wife, Christine, in 1966 Smith was introduced to horses and began a lifelong tradition of competing in eventing and fox hunting. Smith was the Chair of Area V from 1991 to 1993 and in 1996 was elected to the USEA Board of Governors and was in the middle of his second term when he passed away.
The Worth the Trust Educational Scholarships are awarded annually to one Adult Amateur and one Young Adult Amateur to help fund training opportunities like clinics, working student positions, and private instruction. Below is the winning essay of the 2018 Worth the Trust Young Adult Scholarship. Congratulations to Melissa Baumann and best of luck in the future!
The Worth the Trust Educational Scholarships are awarded annually to one Adult Amateur and one Young Adult Amateur to help fund training opportunities like clinics, working student positions, and private instruction. Below is the winning essay of the 2018 Worth the Trust Adult Amateur Scholarship. Congratulations to Sara Mackenzie and best of luck in the future!
Every year at the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Annual Meeting and Convention we recognize the hard work and achievements of our members at the Year End Awards Ceremony. MC’ed by the legendary Jimmy Wofford, the awards ceremony is one of the most anticipated events of Convention and gives eventers the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments with their family, friends, and the whole eventing community.
Southern California Equestrian Sports (SCES) President David Kuhlman announced today the 2017 SCES award winners as decided upon by the Board of Directors. “As an organization we are proud to recognize this year’s recipients on their dedication to the betterment of Equestrian Sports across the United States and globe. Each of our 2017 award winners are very deserving and we are proud to support them,” said Kuhlman.
SCES is proud to award a total of five thousand dollars in grants to this year’s recipients in recognition of their fundraising efforts and competitive success - Allison Springer (awarded $2,750), Lauren Billys (awarded $1,500), and Gina Miles (awarded $750).