Columbus, OH — The SPHO-NJ, Trot-Trot Standardbred Retraining, and Road to the Nationals Teams have teamed up to create a show and travel cost scholarship to help Standardbred lovers with limited funds experience the magic of competing at the National Standardbred Horse Show.
Standardbreds from across the country travel to compete in more than 100 classes in a wide variety of disciplines, open only to the breed. This year’s show will take place at the Horse Park of NJ in Allentown Aug. 13-15.
Entrants should be those who without the scholarship would not be able, or would struggle to afford, the costs associated with attending the National Show.
Two winners will be chosen, and each will receive a scholarship in the amount of $550 to be used towards costs associated with attending the National Show ($400 show fee credit, $150 towards travel costs).
Entrants must submit an essay of a minimum of 600 words, that will be judged by a panel of four, that will answer the question: “What would it mean to you to show at the National Show, and why do you need this scholarship?”
More information about the scholarship is available here.
The National Standardbred Show has been held in late summer in New Jersey since 1995. The show is presented jointly by the Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of New Jersey (SPHO-NJ), the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOA-NJ) and the USTA. For more information about the show, visit www.sphonj.org.