On behalf of the KWPN-NA Board of Directors and Little Creek Farm, we would like to congratulate the following winners of the 2016 Willy Arts Grants.
Helen Claire McNulty (Holland, MI), Heather Howell (Colorado Springs, CO), and Ayden Uhlir (Arlington, TX). All three individuals have demonstrated a passion for the breed and are shooting up the ranks in their respective disciplines. All three names are names you will want to keep an eye on as they continue to achieve their goals.
Rider - The applicant must be a current KWPN-NA member (any type), between the ages of
16 to 21, and be competing on a KWPN registered horse in a recognized Young Rider program.
Horse - The horse must be KWPN (Dutch) registered and have papers on file at the KWPN-NA
office. If not owned by the competitor, the KWPN-NA office must have a lease on file.
Ownership - The current owner must be owner of record on the registration paper on file. If the
competitor leases the horse, the owner does not need to be a current member.
Definition The Willy Arts Award is a financial grant intended to recognize and aid in the
development of KWPN-NA horse/rider combinations competing in the Young Riders program.
Grant Amount: Three cash grants of $3,000 will be awarded.
Use: Winners may use funds to cover lesson or clinic fees, competition fees for Young Rider
Finals or for educational seminars or demonstrations
Selection Process: Any Young Rider meeting the eligibility requirements may submit an
application for the grant to the KWPN-NA office on or before February 28th of each calendar
year. Grant recipients will be chosen by Mr. Willy Arts. Selections will be announced after the
KWPN-NA Annual Meeting in March of each year.