Kentucky Horse Council Announces Equine Scholarship Recipients for Fall 2020 Scholarships


Lexington, KY (August 12, 2020) – The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the recipients of two $1,500 scholarships to Kentucky students already attending college, or accepted into a college who have demonstrated academic success, equine industry involvement and community service for the Fall 2020 Semester.

The Equine Scholarship are available to students currently enrolled with a university or college in Kentucky in an equine-related major or a horse-related program, or a student accepted into an equine related major or program to start in the Fall 2020 semester. The Fall 2020 Scholarships have been awarded to Hannah Waroway and Sydney Simpson.

Hannah Waroway, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a senior at Midway University with a double major in equine management and rehabilitation. Hannah, who started riding when she was three, grew up riding hunter jumpers and competed with 4H. Hannah intends to pursue a masters and potentially a PhD in equine and rider biomechanics. In addition, Hannah has competed for the Midway University IHSA team throughout her college career. Hannah’s strong work ethic, academic excellence, work and volunteer experience along with her commitment to the Kentucky equine industry make an excellent candidate for the equine scholarship.

Sydney Simpson, from Henderson, Kentucky, is an incoming freshman at Murray State University pursuing a degree in animal science. A long time member of Pony Club, Henderson County Riverside Riders 4-H Club and Interscholastic Equestrian Association competitor, Sydney has been successfully competing in Horse Bowls, Hippology  contests, and junior judging in addition to horse showing. Sydney’s strong academic and volunteer background, combined with her already tangible contributions to the Kentucky equine community make her an incredibly worthy recipient of the equine scholarship.

“The Kentucky Horse Council is thrilled to be able to continue our scholarship program through the challenges presented by COVID19 and excited to support these incredible young ladies as they further their education,” says Kentucky Horse Council Executive Director Katy Ross. “We had an impressive group of applicants and we are pleased to help invest in the future of the Kentucky equine industry by supporting students through the Commonwealth!”    

Since resurrecting the scholarship program in 2017, the Kentucky Horse Council has awarded scholarships to students attending the University of Kentucky, Asbury University, Midway University, Morehead State University, Murray State University and Eastern Kentucky University. Scholarships are open to all student members of the Kentucky Horse Council. Student memberships are free and interested students may sign up at

ABOUT THE KENTUCKY HORSE COUNCIL – The Kentucky Horse Council is a non-profit organization dedicated, through education and leadership, to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community. The Kentucky Horse Council provides educational programs and information, outreach and communication to Kentucky horse owners and enthusiasts, equine professional networking opportunities through the Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA), trail riding advocacy, health and welfare programs, personal liability insurance and other membership benefits.  The specialty Kentucky Horse Council license plate, featuring a foal lying in the grass, provides the primary source of revenue for KHC programs.