Pacific Northwest Endurance Rides
Special Purpose Awards

 

Don't forget, the following requirements apply to all PNER awards:

  • Awards are available to members of Pacific Northwest Endurance Rides, Inc. (PNER) and horses ridden by PNER members.
  • PNER membership is required and is not retroactive.  Events ridden prior to the processing of an individual’s membership are not counted toward PNER awards in the applicable ride season.
  • The awards cycle covers the PNER ride season (January 1 through December 31 annually).
  • Rides sanctioned through organizations recognized by PNER and located in the PNER region are considered in award determination, unless otherwise specified in the award description.
  • Unless otherwise specified in the award description, a minimum of three sanctioned events or 150 or more miles during the applicable PNER ride season must be successfully completed by the rider, horse, rider and horse team, or group of riders (e.g., family, couple, team).  This requirement applies to the distances covered by the specific award.  For example, if the award description specifies only endurance distances are recognized for an award and the individual completed one 100-mile event and one 50-mile event, then the award recipient would have met the requirement by having completed 150 endurance miles although not having completed three endurance events. If the requirement is not met, the award or full complement of placings will not be presented.  Individual award descriptions cover whether the minimum completion requirement applies.
  • Some awards require nomination.  Members must submit the requested materials to the Awards Coordinator or appropriate individual on or before the nomination due date.  Failure to do so by the submittal deadline will result in the individual being ineligible to receive the award.

Rider age is determined as of January 1 of each year and covers the full PNER ride season.  Age classifications for award recognition purposes are defined below and in some cases, a rider may qualify for multiple categories (e.g., a Senior Rider could also qualify for Golden Years or a Senior Rider could qualify as a Young Rider).

  • Junior Rider – A rider under age 16.
  • Young Rider – A rider age 16 to 21 (not yet age 22).
  • Senior Rider – A rider age 16 or older.
  • Golden Years – A rider age 65 and older.

Ambassador

Selected by the PNER Executive Committee
(Nomination required by December 1)

The purpose of this award is to express PNER’s appreciation to an individual who best exemplifies characteristics
demonstrated by legendary members, Gene Peterson and Wayne Stobie.  Although Wayne and Gene were not
riders, they
came to rides with their respective spouses and were willing to help anyone in need.  They were
dedicated to the sport of
endurance riding, to the PNER organization and all who participated in the sport. 
Recipients of the award are determined by the qualitative judgment of nomination submittals to the PNER
Executive Committee.
ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:  A nomination submittal must be sent to the
Awards Coordinator by December 1.  The submittal must
include a description of how the nominee exhibits the
qualities and attributes of Gene Peterson and Wayne Stobie.  A list of nominees and any
submitted materials
will be forwarded to the PNER Executive Committee.

 

Ride Manager of the Year

Sponsored by Terri Powell Agency of American Family Insurance
(Nomination required by December 1)

If you’ve attended a ride, you’ve witnessed the hard work and dedication of ride managers.  The purpose
of this
award is to recognize the ride manager who oversees and manages an event that either exceeds
participant
expectations or who is confronted with extreme challenges and is able to address those issues in a
responsible
and constructive manner – reaching the best possible outcome given the challenge faced.  The
recipient of the award is determined by qualitative
judgment of nomination submittals to the award sponsor.

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:  A nomination form and brief essay describing how the nominee
demonstrates possessing the desired
qualities and attributes through first-hand observation and experience
must be submitted to the Awards Coordinator by December 1.  The
Awards Coordinator will also contact the
Handbook Editor and Points Secretary for feedback on the performanceof a nominated ride manger
relative to
basic duties – such as turning in accurate and complete ride results information in a timely manner.  All
information collected will be
provided to the award sponsor.

 

PNER General Membership Scholarship
(Application submittal required by December 1)

PNER offers a single general membership scholarship of up to $1000 to award to any eligible student.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Completed/on schedule to complete high school or equivalent,
  • Current PNER member in good standing, and
  • Attending/planning to attend post-secondary educational institution.

A recipient may reapply for this scholarship if all eligibility requirements are met.

TO APPLY:  Write a letter of application to the Scholarship Committee which describes your involvement
with PNER (as rider, crew, or volunteer)
and your educational plans.  Write an essay on a topic relevant
to the history of PNER and endurance riding.  For example, past topics have
included interviews with
longtime ride managers, history of a specific ride or set of events, and a historical exploration of endurance
equipment.

EVALUATION:  Scholarship application and essay are judged against the following criteria:

  • Application Letter:  PNER involvement and accomplishments - 15%
  • Essay: on-topic, organization and accuracy - 30%
  • Essay: of interest to PNER members - 25%
  • Essay: grammar, spelling and citation of sources - 15%
  • Essay: writing quality and style - 15%

All decisions of the committee are final.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:   Scholarship materials may be submitted to the Scholarship Committee chair
via email (preferred) or via postal
service to the address listed below.  Submissions are due (postmarked)
no later than December 1st.
 Questions regarding the scholarship and
application process may be directed
to the committee chair.

Scholarship funds are issued directly to the recipient’s post high school educational institution and the
scholarship award will be announced at
the annual PNER Convention.

Aarene Storms, 2017 Scholarship Committee chair
aarenex@haikufarm.net  or at 25118 Jim Creek Rd, Arlington WA  98223

 

Young Rider Scholarship
(Application submittal required by December 1)

PNER offers a scholarship of up to $2,000 to young riders age 17-21, which may be awarded to one recipient
or
split between two applicants if appropriate.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Completed or on schedule to complete high school or equivalent,
  • Current PNER member in good standing, and
  • Attending/planning to attend post-secondary educational institution.

A recipient may reapply for this scholarship if all eligibility requirements are met.

TO APPLY:  Write a letter of application to the Scholarship Committee which describes your involvement with
PNER (as rider, crew, or volunteer);
involvement in your home community; your leadership experience and
your educational plans.  Write an essay on a topic relevant to the history
of PNER and endurance riding.  For
example, past topics have included interviews with longtime ride managers, history of a specific ride or set
of
events, and a historical exploration of endurance equipment.  Include a transcript of current academic
records (unofficial transcript is acceptable).

EVALUATION:  Scholarship application and essay are judged against the following criteria:

  • PNER involvement – 15%
  • Community involvement – 15%
  • Academic performance – 10%
  • Leadership experience – 10%
  • Quality of essay (see below) – 50%
  • Topic, organization, and accuracy - 20%
  • Of interest to PNER members - 20%
  • Grammar, spelling, and citation of sources - 5%
  • Writing quality and style - 5%

All decisions of the committee are final.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Young riders may apply for this scholarship their senior year of high school in
advance of being accepted by a post
high school educational institution, or once accepted to a post high
school educational institution, or while already attending such institution.  The
Young Rider Scholarship letter
of application and essay may also be submitted for the scholarship available to PNER general membership.

Scholarship materials may be submitted to the Scholarship Committee chair via email (preferred) or via
postal service to the address listed below. 
Submissions are due (postmarked) no later than December 1st
Questions regarding the scholarship and application process may be directed
to the committee chair
Scholarship funds are issued directly to the recipient’s post high school educational institution and the
scholarship
award(s) will be
announced at the annual PNER Convention.

Aarene Storms, 2017 Scholarship Committee chair
aarenex@haikufarm.net or at 25118 Jim Creek Rd, Arlington WA  98223

 

 
Last Updated: 5/26/2017
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