first published in the March 2021 Equiery

Carroll Co Western Circuit Changes Venue
The Carroll County Western Circuit will run all its 2021 competitions out of the Carroll County Agriculture Center and Shipley Arena in Westminster. CCWC offers shows for all levels and ages of riders, from April through September. The club also offers clinics and seminars year-round.

New Kathy Easter-Knott Scholarship
The Southern Maryland Quarter Horse Association has created a new scholarship in memory of member Kathy Easter-Knott, who died in December 2020. According to SMQHA, “the scholarship will be for a deserving youth member who has an undeniable passion for the horse world and serves their community.” The scholarship is to be used to aid in the cost of college or the expense of horse related activities.

SMQHA will select one youth member based on the following criteria:
1. Must be a current youth member of SMQHA;

2. Obtain one letter of recommendation from someone other than immediate a family member;

3. Have at least completed five hours of community volunteer service in the 2020-2021 calendar year.

4. Submit a 200-500 word essay on the applicant’s experience with horses, success with horses, school, and other areas, and what their future plans and career goals are.

Applications are due by July 1 with the winner announced at the club’s July horse show. For more information, go to