January 2016 - Michael Nyuis Schlolarship

Applications due Jan. 15.

January 15 is the deadline to apply for West Palms Events’ second annual Michael Nyuis Scholarship. The Scholarship offers recipients the resources to further their training and equestrian education through showing in the form of $6,500 in credits. The credits can be used at all West Palms Events shows, except the Del Mar National and the LA Masters.


The scholarship is named in the memory of West Palms Events’ Dale Harvey’s nephew, who always helped others whenever he had the chance.


The scholarship gives five younger riders the opportunity to attend a variety of high-level equestrian competitions throughout the show season. These riders will be chosen by the West Palms Events selection committee based on their commitment to, love for and dedication to the sport. These scholarships are intended for riders who have the passion and drive to compete, but lack the financial resources to do so consistently throughout the year.

Applications are open now through Jan. 15 and the winning recipients will be announced on Feb. 15.

This year’s selection committee will be made up of three important lifetime contributors to equestrian sport: Dale Harvey, West Palms Events Show Manager; and renowned trainers, coaches and competitors Hope Glynn, of Sonoma Valley Stables and Archie Cox, of Brookway Stables.

Five Scholarship opportunities are offered in 2016: One to a Canadian rider; three to United States riders and one to the winner of the 2015 Onondarka Medal Finals, Natalie Templeton.

To be considered for the scholarship, riders must fall under the following criteria:
Age 16-25 at the time of application
Must show commitment to the sport
Must show interest in potentially pursuing a career as a professional in the equestrian industry

All applications will be submitted through electronic forms on www.westpalmsevents.com. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions or concerns with the application process.