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Our sincere sympathy to the family of Jack Bailey who passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

August 18, 2014

The Harness Horse Association of Central New York is proud to announce the 2014-2015 scholarship winners. At total of $ 9,000 is available to 3 students whose parents/guardians are members of the HHA of CNY.

This year an additional $ 600 was made available thru the Darwin LaClair Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Darwin was a member of our racing community at Vernon Downs for many years.  Each scholarship winner received an additional $ 200 in Darwin's memory.

The $ 5,000 scholarship was awarded to David Mondrick. David is the son of Lynn and John Mondrick of Durhamville, NY.  David is a 2014 graduate of Oneida High School, Oneida, NY and will be attending Morrisville State College.  He is is pursuing a degree in Renewable Energy Technology.

The $ 2,500 scholarship was awarded to Myra Hoke, daughter of Joseph and Theresa Appler of Utica, NY.  She is a graduate of Owen D. Young Central School and a student at Keuka College.  Myra is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree and majoring in Social Work with a minor in psychology, maintaining a 3.6 GPA.

Kayla Conte was awarded the $ 1,500 scholarship.  Kayla is the daughter of Arthur Conte, Vernon, NY.  She is a graduate of Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Central School and is attending Fulton-Montgomery Community College.  Kayla is majoring in General Studies and is pursuing a Nursing degree.

Congratulations to all the scholarship winners.








The following link is the video put together by the New York State Equine Industry Economic Impact Study.  Thank you to all who participated in putting this together and participating in the survey.


The following link is a copy of the Economic Impact Study.