2011-03-24 / Local & State

PA Paint Horse Club Offering Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Paint Horse Club is sponsoring a $1,000 youth scholarship to be awarded at the last show of the year in October in memory of Douglas Gantz.

Gantz was born in Washington, Pa., in 1965. He moved to Schuylkill County in 1979. After graduating from high school he enlisted into the United States Air Force. After his training he spent three years at the SAC base in Rome, N.Y. Upon his discharge, he went to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He became a flight instructor for both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. Soon after graduation a friend gave him a horse. From that lowly beginning, Amity Acres was born. He became obsessed with paint horses, especially halter horses. There was nothing that he enjoyed more than horse talk with his many friends. His love of horses stayed with him until his untimely death July 3, 2009.

This scholarship will be available to any PPHC member who is continuing their postsecondary education. Applications will be available from any PPHC board member and on the PPHC Web site. The application is to be completed and returned to the president, Linda Poole, by August 1, 2011. Requirements will be noted on the application. Applicants do not have to own a paint horse, but must be members of the PPHC.

The PPHC is having an open horse show at Bonny Brooke Riding Club showgrounds in Boiling Springs this summer.

More information may be obtained by contacting Poole at Lpoole38@yahoo.com.

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