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Kelsey Nobles selected for Britney Joe Unbridled Spirit Scholarship

The Kentucky Quarter Horse Association (KyQHA) is proud to announce that Murray State University junior, Kelsey Nobles, has been selected by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) to receive the Britney Joe Unbridled Spirit Scholarship, a $2,500 scholarship awarded over two-years.

Nobles, 20, is the daughter of Laura and Kevin Nobles of Niagara, Ky., in Henderson County. She completed two years at Henderson Community College and recently transferred to Murray State, where she is majoring in Agriculture Business.

Nobles and her 5-year-old American Quarter Horse mare Shes Ready to Rage, also known around the barn as Salle, show mostly at Western Pleasure, horsemanship, halter and showmanship, and have just recently started showing in ranch riding. She says Salle has a unique taste for popsicles and Cheetos. She also thanks her trainer Johnny Terry of Clarkson, Ky for her success in the show ring.

“I’m delighted to be honored with this award, especially knowing it is in memory of such a special person,” said Nobles. “I look forward to graduating and hope one day to combine my passion for agriculture into a career to serve the community and help farmers around us.”

The scholarship, named in memory of Britney Joe Prewitt, a youth member who had the spirit of a champion and passed away too soon in life, is designed to foster and recognize that same kind of attitude among youth in Kentucky.

The scholarship is awarded to Kentucky youth who have demonstrated a clear responsibility and affection for their horses by the promotion of the Kentucky Quarter Horse Youth Association (KyQHYA) and its programs. The Association offers its members participation on its All-American Quarter Horse Congress National Youth Association Team Tournament team, as well as the AQHYA Youth World Championship Show team.

Candidates must apply during their college sophomore year in anticipation of continuing their junior and senior years as an undergraduate enrolled at an accredited college or university of their choice. Students must be Kentucky residents with at least two years of membership in the KyQHYA, one year of which must be their last eligible year of youth, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

For additional criteria on this scholarship and information on the American Quarter Horse

Foundation scholarship program, visit https://www.aqha.com/foundation/pages/scholarship-.... Deadline for 2018 applications is December 1.

To learn more about KyQHA or KyQHYA, visit https://www.kyqha.com/.

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