CLARKSBURG, Md--Ema Klugman, an A Eventing member of Seneca Valley Pony Club from Clarksburg was awarded The Pony Club Triple Crown Nutrition, Inc. Scholarship, and Katrina Rowe, a B Dressage member of Seneca Valley Pony Club from Boyds, Md., was awarded The Anson W. H. Taylor Memorial Scholarship.
They are two of six exceptional Pony Club members were awarded college scholarships through The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. for outstanding achievements in academia, sportsmanship, and leadership through horsemanship.
Klugman's scholarship rewards Pony Club members for excellence in academic pursuits and outstanding achievements in Pony Club, who have achieved a Pony Club certification higher than a C-2 and who have an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
Klugman is currently attending Duke University and majoring in Public Policy and History.
ROWE'S scholarship is awarded to a current Pony Club member who has been active with and committed to efforts on behalf of land conservation.
Rowe will be attending Middlebury College.
The recipients were chosen based on essay applications by a scholarship committee and administered by Pony Club according to the requirements for each opportunity.
The Dorothy Renfro Memorial Scholarship was awarded Emma McKeighen, an H-B member of Carbon River Pony Club from Enumclaw, Wash., who will be attending California Polytechnic State University majoring in Business Administration.
The Stanley R. and Martha C. Helbert Scholarship wass awarded to Mckenna Miller, C-2 member of Keeneland Pony Club from Fort Thomas, Ky., who will be majoring in Digital Media and Design at the University of Kentucky.
The Pony Club Jubilee Scholarshipswere awarded to two Pony Club Gianna Sbarbaro, an H-B member of Lio Lani Pony Club from Kailua, Hawaii, who is continuing her education in Business/Entrepreneurship and Madison Ritsch, an H-B member of Eagle River Pony Club from Eagle, Colo., who will be majoring in Aerospace Engineering.
There are approximately 9,000 Pony Club members in over 600 clubs and riding centers throughout the country.
USPC is proud to provide education to equestrians of all ages (including adults); incorporate more than 9 riding disciplines (including Western) into instruction and competition opportunities; and to be instrumental in curriculum development for schools and universities across the United States.
Many of the nation’s top equestrians, including several of our Olympic team members, business professionals, government leaders and career military officers, have roots in Pony Club.
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