Janna Beam Wins The Ariat/Martha Josey Excellence in Horsemanship Scholarship
Union City, CA – Ariat International congratulates Janna Beam of Hallsville, TX for winning the 2003 Ariat/Martha Josey Excellence in Horsemanship Scholarship which was awarded in 2004. As the award winner, Beam receives a $1500 scholarship towards her tuition at Louisiana State University where she is specializing in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Studies.
“I’m thrilled to win the Ariat/Martha Josey Excellence in Horsemanship Scholarship,” said Beam. “I’ve been competing in barrel racing since I was five and this achievement is definitely a highlight in my career. I’ve always admired Martha Josey for her tenacity and superiority in her sport. I’ve been winning in Ariat boots since 1992 and even wear the Fatbabies around town because they are great looking and so comfortable. It’s wonderful to be honored by both organizations,” concluded Beam.
Along with competing successfully in the Martha Josey World Champion Junior Barrel Race and the College Nationals Finals Rodeo in 2003, Miss Beam is active in student government and is a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. The daughter of barrel horse and thoroughbred trainers, Beam loves teaching children and looks forward to completing her college degree and qualifying for National Finals Rodeo.
“We’re very proud to present this scholarship to Janna,” said Beth Cross, president of Ariat International. “Janna’s dedication to achieving excellence in both riding and education made her the perfect candidate for this award” concluded Ms. Cross.
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