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    Nominate someone who has been important to Oregon's horse industry

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    May 07, 2018
    As the official representatives of Oregon with the American Horse Council, Oregon Horse Country has been asked to nominate an individual for the prestigious Van Ness Award.  Deadline is May 16, 2018.

    The recipient of the Van Ness Award must fulfill at least one of the following criteria:
     
    •   Successfully worked to pass legislation that had a beneficial and significant impact on the horse industry in his/her state;
    •   Developed programs through state government or state agencies that promoted and represented the interests of all horse people in the state;
    •   Increased awareness, generated interest, and raised the visibility of the horse industry through educational programs and related events.

    To nominate, please send the following to Oregon Horse Country by Friday, May 15, 2018.
    •   Reasons for nomination and any supporting documentation
    •   Letter of recommendation from nominator
    •   Brief biography of nominee




    Past winners have been Richard Woolam of Connecticut, Glenn T. Petty of North Carolina, the Indiana Horse Council, Bobbi Lipka of New York, Lt. Col. James Marsh of New Jersey, Ruby Holmquist of Illinois, Jim Real of California, Connie Diedrichs-Kimbrel of Colorado, Valerie Cole of New Mexico, Lisa Derby Oden of New Hampshire, Robert Mowrey of North Carolina, Karyn Malinowski of New Jersey, Jerry Walker of Indiana, Diane Jones of New York, Neil Shaw of Ohio, David Petrie of Wisconsin, Glen Eaton of Minnesota, Jane Gilbert of New Jersey, Eldon G. Reyer of New Mexico, Sally Blount of Iowa, Crystal Brumme Kimball of Maryland, Edith Stanger of Idaho, Madelyn Millard of Kentucky, Beverly Raymond of Maryland, Paul Briney of Illinois, Yvette Anderson-Rollins of Springville, IN, Ann Swinker of University Park, PA, and Jill Montgomery of Pueblo West, CO.

     
    Contact:
    Brandi Ebner, IOM, Executive Director
    brandi@oregonhorsecountry.com, (971) 224-5879