Ann Swinker Receives Van Ness Award
The American Horse Council has presented its prestigious Van Ness Award to Ann M. Swinker, PhD, of University Park, Pa., during the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. The award is presented annually to an individual who has shown leadership and service to the horse community in his or her state. It’s awarded in memory of Marjorie Van Ness, one of the founders of the New Jersey Horse Council and one of the organizers of the AHC’s Coalition of State Horse Councils.
“Dr. Swinker has dedicated more than 45 years of her professional life to the horse industry,” said AHC President Jay Hickey. “She has had a great influence on the development of state policies as they apply to horses, agriculture, and people. Her success as a horseman, educator, and person are grounded in her commitment to people and her high standards for integrity.”
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE AHC The American Horse Council has presented its prestigious Van Ness Award to Ann M. Swinker, PhD, of University Park, Pa.