Press release by Ellen Taylor, HHFY executive director
The Indiana Standardbred Association (ISA) is excited to announce their recent decision to partner with the Harness Horse Youth Foundation in a comprehensive educational outreach to all counties in the Hoosier state. ISA has agreed to provide the funding necessary to produce and distribute the 2021 set of Activity Boxes to each youth development coordinator in each county extension office who will in turn give them to interested 4H clubs.
“Horse racing is important to the state’s economy especially in terms of horse production and agriculture. The HHYF boxes are a unique way to send our message, increase awareness about harness racing with young horse lovers, and help the HHYF all at the same time” explained ISA President Joe Putnam. “This is a win-win-win opportunity.”
The Activity Boxes (set of four) are designed to provide a variety of games, puzzles, and projects each of which relates to horses and or harness racing. Each box is dedicated to one aspect of the industry; Standardbred Essentials – general racing information; Standardbred Farm Life – broodmares and raising of foals; Standardbred Racing – training and racing information; Standardbred Careers – the broad scope of job opportunities within racing. For further information about box content and ordering, please use this link: https://hhyf.org/activity-boxes/.
HHYF President Adam Bowden expressed, “HHYF is very appreciative of ISA’s support. Our organization works best with partnerships like this because we all know that by working together, great things can happen.”