Merle Wood Humanitarian Award

This award recognizes individuals who provide opportunities for young people to be involved with the American Quarter Horse.

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Award Criteria

Established in 1997 in honor of the late Merle Wood, this award is designed to recognize an individual who exemplifies an ethic of kindness and benevolence in providing opportunities for all young people to be involved with the American Quarter Horse.

 The Merle Wood Humanitarian Award is presented to an individual whose outstanding voluntary service has been marked by actions or deeds that have enabled young people to experience positive opportunities and or activities involving the American Quarter Horse.