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Outstanding Youth Awarded With $10,000+ in Scholarships

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Christi Gordon Photo courtesy of NRHA.

Christi Gordon .Photo courtesy of NRHA.

Youth Reiners Score Big With Scholarships

NRHA press release by: Chris Dennis – The Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) is excited to announce the recipients of more than $10,000 in academic and need-based scholarships for seven youth members: Christi Gordon, Alexis Daggett, Blair Willette, Holly Lauth, Bailey Walters, Kyle Edmonds and Julia Purus.

Members of the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) from across the United States and Canada submitted applications for the RHSF Scholarships. The seven recipients were chosen by a committee, and were based on academic achievement, financial need, future goals, and involvement in NRHyA and NRHA.

Blair Willette. Photo courtesy of NRHA.

Blair Willette. Photo courtesy of NRHA.

Holly Lauth. Photo courtesy of NRHA.

Holly Lauth. Photo courtesy of NRHA.

Christi Gordon from Colorado, Blair Willette from Arizona and Holly Lauth from Minnesota, were each awarded $2,000 in RHSF Scholarship monies. Gordon currently attends Colorado Christian University where she is majoring in business administration. Willette is studying chemistry at Duke University and Lauth is attending Southwest Minnesota State University where she majors in radiography.

Bailey Walters. Photo courtesy of NRHA.

Bailey Walters. Photo courtesy of NRHA.

Alexis Dagett. Photo courtesy of NRHA.

Alexis Dagget. Photo courtesy of NRHA.

Alexis Dagget (Wisconsin) and Bailey Walters (Indiana) will each receive $1,500 in scholarship awards from RHSF. Dagget currently attends Trinity University where she is majoring in biology and chemistry and she intendeds to be a veterinarian. Walters will be attending the University of South Carolina in the fall where she plans to study business and marketing.

Kyle Edmonds. Photo courtesy of NRHA.

Kyle Edmonds. Photo courtesy of NRHA.

Julia Purus. Photo courtesy of NRHA.

Julia Purus. Photo courtesy of NRHA.

Kyle Edmonds from Massachusetts and Julia Purus from Oklahoma will each receive $750 in scholarship awards from RHSF. Edmonds will be attending Bentley University this fall and plans to study business management, while Purus will study veterinary medicine at Oklahoma State University.

“The youth program is vital to our sport; the youth are our future. Being able to recognize our youth members for their involvement in the sport of Reining as well as award them for all their hard work in school, is an honor. I can’t wait to see what outstanding things these individuals achieve after college,” said Frank Costantini, president of the Reining Horse Sports Foundation.

For more information about the RHSF Scholarship program, go to rhsf.com or nrhya.com. You may also call (405)946-7400 to speak to a representative about RHSF and the NRHA Youth Program.

Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the standard-setting body of the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their international headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of Corporate Partners, visit nrha.com.