AQHA is Seeking Nominations for the Merle Wood Humanitarian Award


The Merle Wood Humanitarian Award is given to those who exemplify great equine treatmentThe time has come to nominate individuals who support our industry’s youth to receive the Merle Wood Humanitarian Award. After taking a year break, to slightly revamp the award, the American Quarter Horse Foundation is seeking individuals who exemplify an ethic of meritorious kindness and benevolence in providing opportunities for all young people to be involved with the American Quarter Horse. Applications for nominations are due May 1, 2011.

The Merle Wood Humanitarian Award will be presented to an individual whose outstanding voluntary service has been marked by actions or deeds that have enabled young people to experience positive opportunities and/or activities involving the American Quarter Horse. A multitude of service will be considered and is not restricted to any one type of action or deed involving youth.

Nominees must distinguish themselves through non-compensated humanitarian endeavors. The award is not designed to honor individuals who have supported youth activities primarily through financial contributions. Previous recipients and Hall of Fame inductees are not eligible to receive this award. Awards and achievements received through industry show and/or racing competition are not a factor in the selection process.

To nominate someone for this award, please visit the Merle Wood Humanitarian Award page to learn more and download the application.

The award is presented during the annual AQHA Convention’s Hall of Fame Banquet. Due to recent revisions to the award program, a recipient will not be awarded during the 2011 Convention.

For more information, please contact (806) 378-5029 or Completed applications can be mailed to (no faxes please):

American Quarter Horse Foundation
Merle Wood Humanitarian Award
2601 East Interstate 40
Amarillo, TX 79104



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