FROM THE HEART SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
This $1,000 scholarship is being offered in honor of, Frank Farmer, the father of Linda Furches. Frank
was an avid horseman, and a talented breeder. Many of the horses and ponies he bred throughout the
years came to Linda’s Foxtale Farm in Oley, PA. His program developed horses that could carefully carry
a beginner in weekly lessons, yet could help a hardworking student successfully qualify for Zone Finals.
His horses often participated in PHSA sponsored events. Frank was a staunch supporter of all young
riders who worked hard to be a part of the sport, regardless of the means from which they came.
The scholarship is open to both high school seniors and college students whose lives have been impacted
positively by being a part of the equestrian community. Candidates will write a short essay about a person
or horse that played an important part in their life. In keeping with Frank’s vision that all children should
be able enjoy our sport through hard work, applicants do not have to be a regular competitor to apply.
HORSE SHOW OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award recognizes the PHSA member horse show who in 2017 provided the best horse show
experience for riders, trainers, owners, spectators, and horses. Nominees should promote competition
Was there a show this year that significantly upgraded their facilities? Did you work with ringside staff
that went above and beyond for an exhibitor? What show office do you remember as outstanding?
Send in your nominee and a brief description of why they are deserving of this award to any PHSA Board
PARENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Ray Gambone Memorial Trophy celebrates a parent that best exemplifies a love and enjoyment of
horse showing while supporting the exhibitors and PHSA - recognizing the many hours of support and
encouragement parents provide. This person should demonstrate good sportsmanship and the ability to
be a positive influence to others.
Know a parent who is a great role model for their junior exhibitors?
Send your nominee and a brief description of why they are deserving of this award to any PHSA Board
HARRY GILL AWARD
Specs coming soon.