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Youth Sportsman's Award

The primary goals of the USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award are to identify potential future leaders in the equine industry from all breeds and disciplines, and to recognize youth for their achievements.

Applicants must be age 17 or under as of December 1 of the competition year, and active members in good standing with USEF and their Recognized Association or International Discipline Association. They should demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to the promotion of equestrian sport, serve as a positive role model for peers, be involved in community activities, and exhibit characteristics that exemplify positive sportsmanship principles. Participate at any level of competition, including local, regional or national events.

The overall winner of the USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award will receive a commemorative trophy, a $1,000 grant payable to the educational program of choice and a USEF Life Membership (valued at $2,500). The winner will also be one of the nominees for the USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year Award. The reserve winner will receive a $500 grant payable to the educational program of choice.


Youth Sportsman’s Award Previous Award Winners

Year Overall Winner City, State
2014 McCamey Kimbler Aberdeen, SD
2013 Miranda Prints Orangevale, CA
2012 George Joseph Gadd Saratoga, CA
2011 Sascha Mills Goldsby, OK
2010 Kelsey Kimbler Aberdeen, SD
2009 Maxie Gumprecht Mercer Island, WA
2008 Madeleine Genereux Mahtomedi, MN
2007 Kirsten Kimbler Aberdeen, SD
2006 Caitlin Novotny Oklahoma City, OK

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Staff Contact

Questions? You can email or call Jennifer Mellenkamp. You can also go to the Staff Directory for a more detailed list of numbers.

jmellenkamp@usef.org
859 225 6955