Fantastic Response for West Palms Events’ 2016 Michael Nyuis Scholarship

More than forty completed applications were received for West Palms Events’ 2016 Michael Nyuis Scholarship. This year’s selection committee members consists of three equestrian professionals: Dale Harvey, Hope Glynn and Archie Cox. We would like to thank our selection committee for their hard work and participation in reviewing the applicants’ forms, essays and videos, it is a difficult job to review so many incredible young athletes and narrow it down to a select few!
Now in its second year, the Michael Nyuis Scholarship gives five younger riders the opportunity to attend a variety of high-level equestrian competitions throughout the show season.  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. The Michael Nyuis Scholarship offers $6,500 dollars in horse show credit, to be used at all West Palms Events’ horse shows, with the exception of Del Mar National and the LA Masters. The scholarship was created in memory of Dale Harvey’s nephew, Michael Nyuis.
“Michael had a vibrant personality that you could not forget and was always trying to make an impact in others’ lives. This scholarship is a wonderful way to remember his giving nature and what an amazing man he was to everyone he met,” Dale Harvey said. “The scholarship enables a select number of talented, committed young riders to compete consistently and build their riding resumes. It is a great way for West Palms Events to give back to our sport and to the equestrian community. Hopefully, the riders we choose today will go on to become tomorrow’s young professionals.”
Our 2016 Selection Committee Consists of
Three Lifetime Contributors to Equestrian Sport

Dale Harvey, West Palms Events Show Manager – 
Dale has produced and
managed numerous horse shows at the A, AA, 5-Star and FEI International levels. A former Grand Prix rider, trainer and coach, Dale twice represented Canada at the World Cup Finals and has trained students to World Cup competition status. He managed the US Equestrian Team Olympic Trials in 2000 and the first three US Equestrian Team World Equestrian Games Selection Trials in 2002. Dale also served as Chef D’Equipe for the West Coast Active Riders European tours in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2006.
 
Hope Glynn, Owner and Trainer, Sonoma Valley Stables – Hope Glynn owns and operates Sonoma Valley Stables with her husband, Ned Glynn. One of today’s leading hunter riders and trainers, Hope has numerous accolades and
Hope Glynn and Southside
Photo by Alden Corrigan for West Palms Events
 awards to her credit, and has guided many clients to top placings in hunters and equitation as well. Hope won 2014’s WCHR West Coast Spectacular aboard Kings Peak, won USEF Horse of the Year awards on both Woodstock and Kings Peak, was the USHJA Southwest leading derby rider and the only rider from the West Coast invited to ride in the $100,000 Peter Weatherhill Cup at WEF in 2015.
 “The Michael Nyuis Scholarship is so important because it honors a young man who passed far too early in his life and allows hardworking, young horsemen the opportunity to get more show miles in an extremely expensive sport,” said Hope Glynn. “I was not able to participate at a lot of rated shows as a junior due to finances. This is a great program and I’m excited to be involved.”
Archie Cox, Owner and Trainer, Brookway Stables – Archie Cox has been active as a rider since his junior days, winning ribbons in both the AHSA Medal and ASPCA Maclay Finals. Now a renowned trainer and coach, Archie’s horses and clients have been Champion or Reserve at Devon, Harrisburg, Washington, the Metropolitan National Horse Show and the National Horse Show in West Palm Beach. His student Matthew Sereni won the 2003 ASPCA Maclay Finals. Archie has been featured in Practical Horseman and The Chronicle of the Horse, and was the California Professional Horseman’s Association 2011 Horseman of the Year. Archie also judges hunters and equitation, serves on the Board of Directors for the Pacific Coast Horse Show Association, and the Washington International Horse Show, and is a founding board member of the United States Hunter Jumper Association.
Archie Cox and Chance
Photo by: JumpShotUSA
“This is an outstanding opportunity for junior riders to apply, be considered and have the confidence in themselves to know that this is an option for them,” Archie Cox commented. “It is an amazing chance for getting a leg up in the horse industry. I’m very excited to be on the panel of judges, learn about the junior riders on the West Coast and be part of this process. I think that it is fantastic that West Palms Events is offering this opportunity for young riders!”
Stay up to date on all our exciting events and the 2016 Michael Nyuis Scholarship by visiting our website and following us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter!
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Fantastic Response for West Palms Events’ 2016 Michael Nyuis Scholarship

More than forty completed applications were received for West Palms Events’ 2016 Michael Nyuis Scholarship. This year’s selection committee members consists of three equestrian professionals: Dale Harvey, Hope Glynn and Archie Cox. We would like to thank our selection committee for their hard work and participation in reviewing the applicants’ forms, essays and videos, it is a difficult job to review so many incredible young athletes and narrow it down to a select few!
Now in its second year, the Michael Nyuis Scholarship gives five younger riders the opportunity to attend a variety of high-level equestrian competitions throughout the show season.  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. The Michael Nyuis Scholarship offers $6,500 dollars in horse show credit, to be used at all West Palms Events’ horse shows, with the exception of Del Mar National and the LA Masters. The scholarship was created in memory of Dale Harvey’s nephew, Michael Nyuis.
“Michael had a vibrant personality that you could not forget and was always trying to make an impact in others’ lives. This scholarship is a wonderful way to remember his giving nature and what an amazing man he was to everyone he met,” Dale Harvey said. “The scholarship enables a select number of talented, committed young riders to compete consistently and build their riding resumes. It is a great way for West Palms Events to give back to our sport and to the equestrian community. Hopefully, the riders we choose today will go on to become tomorrow’s young professionals.”
Our 2016 Selection Committee Consists of
Three Lifetime Contributors to Equestrian Sport

Dale Harvey, West Palms Events Show Manager – 
Dale has produced and
managed numerous horse shows at the A, AA, 5-Star and FEI International levels. A former Grand Prix rider, trainer and coach, Dale twice represented Canada at the World Cup Finals and has trained students to World Cup competition status. He managed the US Equestrian Team Olympic Trials in 2000 and the first three US Equestrian Team World Equestrian Games Selection Trials in 2002. Dale also served as Chef D’Equipe for the West Coast Active Riders European tours in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2006.
 
Hope Glynn, Owner and Trainer, Sonoma Valley Stables – Hope Glynn owns and operates Sonoma Valley Stables with her husband, Ned Glynn. One of today’s leading hunter riders and trainers, Hope has numerous accolades and
Hope Glynn and Southside
Photo by Alden Corrigan for West Palms Events
 awards to her credit, and has guided many clients to top placings in hunters and equitation as well. Hope won 2014’s WCHR West Coast Spectacular aboard Kings Peak, won USEF Horse of the Year awards on both Woodstock and Kings Peak, was the USHJA Southwest leading derby rider and the only rider from the West Coast invited to ride in the $100,000 Peter Weatherhill Cup at WEF in 2015.
 “The Michael Nyuis Scholarship is so important because it honors a young man who passed far too early in his life and allows hardworking, young horsemen the opportunity to get more show miles in an extremely expensive sport,” said Hope Glynn. “I was not able to participate at a lot of rated shows as a junior due to finances. This is a great program and I’m excited to be involved.”
Archie Cox, Owner and Trainer, Brookway Stables – Archie Cox has been active as a rider since his junior days, winning ribbons in both the AHSA Medal and ASPCA Maclay Finals. Now a renowned trainer and coach, Archie’s horses and clients have been Champion or Reserve at Devon, Harrisburg, Washington, the Metropolitan National Horse Show and the National Horse Show in West Palm Beach. His student Matthew Sereni won the 2003 ASPCA Maclay Finals. Archie has been featured in Practical Horseman and The Chronicle of the Horse, and was the California Professional Horseman’s Association 2011 Horseman of the Year. Archie also judges hunters and equitation, serves on the Board of Directors for the Pacific Coast Horse Show Association, and the Washington International Horse Show, and is a founding board member of the United States Hunter Jumper Association.
Archie Cox and Chance
Photo by: JumpShotUSA
“This is an outstanding opportunity for junior riders to apply, be considered and have the confidence in themselves to know that this is an option for them,” Archie Cox commented. “It is an amazing chance for getting a leg up in the horse industry. I’m very excited to be on the panel of judges, learn about the junior riders on the West Coast and be part of this process. I think that it is fantastic that West Palms Events is offering this opportunity for young riders!”
Stay up to date on all our exciting events and the 2016 Michael Nyuis Scholarship by visiting our website and following us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter!
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