Articles: Press Release
Madeleine Genereux Wins 2008 USEF Youth Sportsman's Award sponsored by
Breyer Animal Creations(r)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2008
By Stacey Meier
Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the
National Affiliate Working Group (NAWG) committee is pleased to announce
that Madeleine Genereux is the winner of the 2008 USEF Youth Sportsman's
Award sponsored by Breyer Animal Creations(r). Genereux was selected
from an outstanding group of young adults from across the country.
Genereux, of Mahtomedi, MN, was nominated by the United States
Hunter/Jumper Association for her passion and commitment to the sport
along with academic excellence.
Genereux, 18, has demonstrated an ongoing commitment and dedication to
the USEF and her affiliate organization. Genereux was selected based on
her impressive resume and contributions, passion and dedication to the
equine industry. Genereux is an active member of the Minnesota Hunter
Jumper Association (MHJA) and currently attends Notre Dame University in
South Bend, IN. Genereux's academic accomplishments include being a
member of the National Honor Society and receiving a National Merit
Scholarship. Genereux is also a two-time Zepher Award winner which
recognizes students who achieve academic excellence, leadership and
service to Mahtomedi High School.
Genereux began riding as a child and was showing by the age of nine. As
she progressed with her riding, Genereux was offered mounts from members
of the MHJA which helped to educate her and added to her competitive
showing dreams which she is still actively pursuing. In addition to
horses, Genereux also enjoys gymnastics and volunteering for service
"I learned early that hard work and setting goals that are personal and
realistic make life meaningful and memorable," said Genereux. "I know my
future service work will contribute greatly to the meaning and memories
of my life."
Genereux will receive a trophy, a scholarship to the educational program
of her choice and a lifetime membership to USEF, valued at $2,500. The
trophy will be presented to Genereux at the USEF Annual Meeting in
January, 2009 in Cincinnati, OH.
"What sets Madeleine apart from the other excellent nominees is her
well-rounded efforts to give back-she is active in the equestrian
community and the MHJA. Madeleine has outstanding academic
accomplishments and she has demonstrated an on-going commitment to the
community around her," said Karen Homer-Brown, USEF's Managing Director
of National Affiliates. "Madeleine's passion and exuberance are
The USEF Youth Sportsman's Award is designed to develop youths to become
leaders in the equine industry from all breeds and disciplines. This
program provides an opportunity for the USEF to recognize outstanding
youth members for their achievements.
The award is named after the Sportsman's Charter, which is the motto of
the USEF. The first winner was Caitlyn Novotny from the American Morgan
Horse Association in 2007 and Kirsten Kimbler won the award in 2008
after being nominated by two associations, the American Endurance Rider
Conference and the Arabian Horse Association.
For more information on the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award, please contact
Karen Homer-Brown, USEF's Managing Director of National Affiliates, via
e-mail at email@example.com or call (859) 225-6958.
The vision of the United States Equestrian Federation(r) is to provide
for equestrian sport in the United States of America by promoting the
of excellence from the grassroots to the Olympic Games, based on a
foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare
of its human and equine athletes.