Six outstanding Pony Club members were awarded college scholarships through The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. for outstanding sportsmanship, stewardship, and leadership through horsemanship. The recipients are chosen by a scholarship committee and administered by Pony Club based on the requirements for each opportunity.
The Dorothy Renfro Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually for higher education to an active Pony Club member who exhibits the qualities that Dorothy Renfro valued most: leadership, horse management, and volunteering time and energy to beneficial activities. She hoped to encourage horsemen and women in their academic pursuits. This year’s recipient of the Renfro Memorial Scholarship is Ruth Snow, a D-2 Traditional member of Pinnacle Farm Pony Club Riding Center. Ruth will be attending the University of Vermont and plans to be an Animal Science/Pre-Vet major.
The Stanley R. and Martha C. Helbert Scholarship is awarded annually to Pony Club members pursuing Liberal Arts degrees in areas such as literature, music, theater, and visual arts, who have an overall GPA of at least 2.0. Recipient Mikaela Loudon, is a B Horse Management/C-3 Dressage member of Spokane Sport Horse Pony Club Riding Center. Mikaela will be attending Texas Christian University and plans to pursue a Creative Writing major.
The Pony Club Jubilee Scholarships are awarded to Pony Club members for excellence in academic pursuits and outstanding achievements in Pony Club. Applicants have achieved a Pony Club certification of C-2 or higher. The two recipients of the Pony Club Jubilee Scholarships are John Rowe, an H-B Horse Management member of Greenacres Equine Center Pony Club Riding Center, who is currently attending Ohio State University, majoring in Animal Science and Biology; and Chiara Salati, a C-3 Traditional member of Brumbies Pony Club, who is currently attending State University of New York College and pursuing a major in Dietetics.
The Anson W. H. Taylor Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by Pony Club and the Equine Land Conservation Resource in memory of former Pony Club President and ELCR founder Anson Taylor. The Scholarship is awarded to a current Pony Club member who has been active with and committed to efforts on behalf of land conservation. This year’s recipient is Katelyn Cobia, a B Traditional member of Wasatch Pony Club. Katelyn plans to pursue a Pre-Vet major.
The Pony Club Triple Crown Scholarship is sponsored by Pony Club and Triple Crown Feeds to reward 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 has an overall GPA of at least 3.0. This year’s recipient is Sarah Hood, a B Traditional member of Hilltoppers Pony Club. Sarah plans to pursue a Biology major.
For more information, visit our website at Pony Club Scholarship programs.
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (Pony Club) was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. There are approximately 9,000 Pony Club members in over 600 clubs and riding centers throughout the country. 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. Youth members range in age from as young as 4 through age 25. Pony Club also offers educational opportunities to a growing number of adults through Horsemasters membership. Learn more at ponyclub.org.