The grant is awarded annually to the applicant who constructs the best essay detailing how his/her competitive experience has affected him/her, and what it would mean to be awarded the grant. The winner is selected by USEF staff members, who were impressed with lines from Traband’s essay.
“When I reflect back on my world, I see so many positive effects from my time spent with horses,” Traband wrote. “It’s made me believe in my dreams and embrace the perseverance it takes to make them come true. I have learned responsibility, focus, commitment, and the benefit of hard work, which carries over in everything you do.”
Learn more about the US Junior Hunter National Championship at www.usef.org.