Mary Moulton, the reincarnated spirit of the literary version of Mary Poppins, was born in Bedford, Mass. on February 17, 1901 to Harry E. and Ida M. Moulton. Upon the untimely death of their parents Mary and her brothers were sent to live with varies family members. Mary developed a deep passion for horses while living with family members who owned a cab company (horse drawn carriages) in Boston. As an adult she worked in various clerical positions including at the Shawmat Bank of Boston (now Bank of America), the Chemical War Dept. at the Edgewood Arsenal, and as a licensed cab driver. She had a love for the story of Peter Pan and her adventurous spirit strove to explore the world. Throughout her life she would find every opportunity to engage in her passion for horses and ride whenever possible. As my father’s Aunt, Mary regularly made arrangements to take my dad riding which passed her love of horsemanship into the next generation. My father passed that interest on to me along with stories of my Great Aunt’s adventures as a horsewoman. It is her passion that is reflected and in this scholarship.
This year's recipient is Hannah Blair who will be showing Vinnie for the coming 2021 Show Season in Hunter Pl. & Equitation 14 & under
In order to carry on Mary Moulton’s passion and inspire other generations love for horsemanship, it is important to provide opportunities where that can be experienced firsthand. The Mary Elizabeth Moulton Memorial Scholarship is established to support the efforts to provide hands on experience in conjunction with Morgan SafeNet and its mission to “promote the Morgan horse breed, preventing the need for rescue by assisting owners, trainers, breeders and the Amish market with a network for their lower price point horses, and through education, raising awareness and promotion of the versatility of the Morgan”
Why A Scholarships: To aida young person who may not be able to bear the full burden of ownership but has demonstrated a dedication to learning all aspects of horsemanship and a desire to be an active member of the Horse Feathers Equestrian show team.
Dollar Amounts: The amount of the scholarship varies and is usually a percentage of the total cost of horse ownership. All show fees, transportation costs will be the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.
· Applicant must be an active participant in activities at Horse Feathers Equine Facility.
· A recommendation must be made by Colleen Saint Loupe, trainer and owner of Horse Feathers Equine Facility and president of Morgan SafeNet Inc.
· Have a documented Pay-It-Forward plan. Recipient of this scholarship must provide a brief statement of how they intend to pay forward their experience, knowledge, and passion. Examples can include, but are not limited to, participation in pony camp, informational events, membership in AMAH and/or NTMHA.
· Maintaining a documented grade point average of 75 or above in school.
It is the hope that participants in this scholarship program will develop a life long love of horses and become a contributor to the efforts to promote the Morgan horse breed. That through the experience that the scholarship provided, the recipient will find a personal sense of self that can be carried throughout their life and empower them to reach for their highest goals with the knowledge that they can achieve.