The Naomi Blumenthal Horsemanship Scholarship has been created to honor Naomi’s immeasurable contribution to the IHSA as well as her lifelong dedication to horsemanship and learning. For than more than 40 years, Naomi served the IHSA as a coach, show manager and secretary, regional president, zone chair and executive treasurer. She was dedicated to teaching and sought to support dedicated individuals who were looking to establish a career within the horse industry as a trainer, judge, steward, show manager, facility manager and more.
This award looks to recognize an IHSA student who meets one or more of the following criteria:
The award winner will receive a scholarship from the Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation.
Students seeking to be considered for this award should complete the IEF scholarship application and highlight within your essay how you meet the above criteria. Additionally, one of your recommendation letters should be from your coach or an individual that can speak to your commitment to the spirit of this award.
This $1,500 scholarship will be awarded annually. It is made possible by the generous support of Shari and Corey Schneider, Naomi’s daughter and son-in-law.
Application deadline is February 20, 2024.
2023 - Sophia Strain - Centenary University
2022 - Ella Doerr - Goucher College