RIBBONS OF SERVICE

What is UPHA Ribbons Of Service?

Ribbons of Service is a program through which UPHA youth members "ride for the cure" by raising funds for the patients and families of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or an approved non-profit charity. It is open to all youth members who compete in equestrian competitions in the American Saddlebred, Arabian, Half-Arabian, Morgan, National Show Horse, Hackney Pony, Saddle Seat Equitation or Academy Division. Participants in the UPHA Ribbons of Service program have raised thousands of dollars each year for St. Jude and other charities. The program was developed to teach youth members the importance of community service by donating their time to those in need. Through this program, kids learn the value of helping those less fortunate.

                                                  

How does UPHA Ribbons Of Service work?

Each participating rider is responsible for raising donations and performing community service as part of his or her own contribution to the effort. Fundraising begins on November 1 and continues through October 31 of the following year. Participants contact individuals, companies or organizations that may share an interest in the exhibitor’s commitment to service. However, UPHA Ribbons of Service is about more than raising money. It is also about involving young people in hands-on service to benefit their local communities. Participants are encouraged to submit all donations, volunteer hours and contribution forms to the UPHA office on a monthly basis. All donations must be made payable to UPHA Foundation, Inc., which is a 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

How do I enroll?

UPHA youth members (age 21 or under) may enroll in the program by submitting a UPHA Ribbons of Service application to the UPHA office. A welcome letter will be emailed along with a packet of information. Participants have until October 31 to fundraise and complete their community service hours.

Participation Levels!  

Participation levels have been developed to reward participants with gifts and recognition for completing community service hours and collecting donations for their approved nonprofit charity. Participants will receive a package from UPHA upon completion of each level to encourage them to continue on to the next level.

Thank you to our in-kind donors for the fabulous prizes!
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2019 Ribbons of Service Scholarships 

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SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION SCHOLARSHIPS:  

Awarded to the rider with the most funds raised, competing in Saddle Seat Equitation on the following respective breed of horse

$5,000 Golden Creek Farm, Inc. Saddle Seat Equitation Overall Award (All Breeds) 

$2,500 Golden Creek Farm, Inc. American Saddlebred Saddle Seat Equitation Award  

$2,500 Golden Creek Farm, Inc. Arabian Breed Saddle Seat Equitation Award  

$2,500 Golden Creek Farm, Inc. Morgan Breed Saddle Seat Equitation Award  

$2,500 Golden Creek Farm, Inc. National Show Horse Saddle Seat Equitation Award   

  

PERFORMANCE RIDER OR DRIVER SCHOLARSHIPS:  

Awarded to the rider/driver with the most funds raised, competing with the following respective breed of horse/pony. 

$2,500 Grace Arnold Hackney Pony Breed Award 

$2,000 CA Gabriel Fund Arabian Breed Performance 17 & Under Award

$2,000 CA Gabriel Fund Arabian Breed Performance 18-21 Award

$1,500 Dave and Sarah Patton American Saddlebred Breed Performance Rider/Driver 14-17 Award  

$1,500 Dave and Sarah Patton American Saddlebred Breed Performance Rider/Driver 13 & under Award  

$1,500 Charles N. Gish Memorial Morgan Breed Performance Rider/Driver Award 17 & Under Award 

$1,000 Arcola Farm Morgan Breed Performance Rider/Driver 18 - 21 Award 

$500 Tri Color Ventures, Inc. and Stonegate Saddlebreds, Inc. American Saddlebred Breed Performance Rider/Driver 18-21 Award 

 

YOUNGEST PARTICIPANT SCHOLARSHIPS: 

Awarded to Saddle Seat Equitation and Performance Rider/Drivers (All Breeds)

$2,000 Becker Brothers, LLC. Saddle Seat Equitation Youngest Participant Award  

$1,000 Independent Equine Agents Performance Rider/Driver Youngest Participant Award  

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION SCHOLARSHIPS:  

Awarded to Saddle Seat Equitation riders (All Breeds) completing the most community service hours. 

$1,500 Kenneth & Ceil Wheeler Saddle Seat Equitation Rider Community Service Award  

$1,000 William Woods Saddle Seat Equitation Rider Community Service Award (Must be enrolled at William Woods University to receive this award)

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE PERFORMANCE RIDER/DRIVER SCHOLARSHIPS: 

Awarded to the rider or driver completing the most community service hours on the following respective breed of horse. 

$1,000 David and Sharon Cole Morgan Breed Performance Rider or Driver Community Service Award 

$750 Louise Bennett ASB Breed Community Service Award 

$750 Louise Bennett Hackney Pony Breed  Community Service Award 

 

OVERALL SCHOLARSHIPS:  

Awarded to Performance riders/drivers with the most funds raised on the following respective breed of horse/pony.

$2,500 Grace Arnold Western Seat Award (All Breeds) 

$2,500 Terri and Roland Sturm Family Foundation Morgan Breed Hunt Seat Scholarship Award   

 

ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIPS:

Awarded to Academy Riders/Drivers with the most funds raised.

$625 Academy Walk/Trot Rider/Driver Award

$625 Academy Walk/Trot/Canter Award

 

Awarded to Academy Riders/Drivers with the most community service hours.

$625 Academy Walk/Trot Rider/Driver Award

$625 Academy Walk/Trot/Canter Award

  

Thank you to our scholarship donors!

Arcola Farm-Ronald and Kirsten Johnson

Becker Brothers LLC

CA Gabriel Fund

Champions Way LLC/In memory of Charles N. Gish

David and Sharon A. Cole

East Belmont Stables-Kenneth & Ceil Wheeler

Friend of Dave and Sarah Patton

Golden Creek Farms, Inc.

Grace Arnold

Independent Equine Agents

Louise Gaylord Bennett

Stonegate Saddlebreds, INC.

Terri and Roland Sturm Family Foundation

Tri Color Ventures, INC.

William Woods University

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