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.


Presented to a group or an individual who has done the most to promote horse related activities in Pennsylvania.

Nominees should promote fair competition and sportsmanship.

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 Member.

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 Member.
Every year at our awards banquet we recognize those members who have made a positive impact on our horse show community.  
Submissions can be made year round and sent to one of our board members or contactus@pennhsa.org.