2nd Annual Nyuis Scholarship

By December 8, 2015

Ariel Black was one of three recipients of the inaugural Michael Nyuis Scholarship. (ESI Photography)

Kids committed to the hunter-jumper sport, but are on a budget when it comes to show entry fees have a new resource in the Michael Nyuis Scholarship Program, sponsored by West Palms Events. Up to three applicants will receive horse show scholarships for the 2016 season — one going to a U.S. rider, one to a Canadian rider and one for the Champion of the Onondarka Medal Finals. Each scholarship has a value of $6,500.00, applied as credit for nearly all West Palms Events shows.

Applications are now being accepted, with a deadline of Friday, Jan. 15, with recipients announced on Feb. 15. This year’s selection committee is made up of three very significant lifetime contributors to equestrian sport: West Palms principal and show manager Dale Harvey, and renowned trainers, coaches and competitors Hope Glynn, of Sonoma Valley Stables and Archie Cox of Brookway Stables.

Named for Harvey’s nephew Michael Nyuis — a lifetime outdoorsman cut down in his prime — the scholarship is open to riders 16-25 at the time of application. For detailed criteria and an application form, visit westpalmsevents.com/scholarship.

Inaugural recipients were Payton Smith, Ariel Black and Ian McFarlane.


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