Westfield, IN- For the second consecutive year, a Delaware resident has won the Harness Horse Youth Foundation's Service to Youth Award. The 2013 award goes to 2nd-generation horsewoman, Janet Stevenson Davis, who follows the University of Delaware's Susan Truehart Garey as the winner of HHYF's most prestigious honor. The Service To Youth Award is given annually to individuals, farms, or organizations who exemplify outstanding effort in facilitating youth participation in harness racing. Recipients show exceptional assistance (either financially or educationally as a catalyst) to existing HHYF programs or in their own successful efforts. Davis joins a distinguished list of Service To Youth honorees that includes the Hanover Shoe Farms Foundation, http://www.hhyf.org/service_to_youth.asp., , Martin Scharf, Brittany Farms, Odds On Racing, Steve Wolf and Ellen Harvey. (A complete list of winners in posted at
"I'm speechless," said Davis." I'm so honored to be recognized by HHYF. It's such a great organization and that they think I deserve an award, that's great. I don't do this for awards, I do it to help. That's just me."
Announcing the award, HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor had high praise for Davis. "Janet epitomizes the best of harness racing with her indefatigable positive attitude. She has never hesitated to assist HHYF in whatever way we requested and even in ways we haven't. Her enthusiasm for helping the industry and young people, makes her most deserving of this year's Service To Youth Award."
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people's lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org.
Submitted by Harness Horse Youth Foundation