This program was started as a way to posthumously honor people who have been Pioneers in the horse industry in Minnesota — those who have been leaders who brought others to equine activities in the state.
People in the horse industry can nominate people who they think deserve t o receive this award.
Nomination letters and other supporting information for the committee should be postmarked by this date.
Selected person is remembered at the Minnesota State Fair Horse Show, with a presentation to family members.
A plaque honoring this person is placed in the "Horsemen's Hall of Fame" on the wall at the entrance to the Coliseum on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.