The 2018 Pioneer Horseman Award Recipient is Dr. Vic Myers

                                          Vic Myers
                                        1936 - 2017 

The Minnesota Horse Council Pioneer Award program was started as a way to posthumously honor people who have been true “pioneers” in the horse industry in Minnesota – those who have been leaders and who brought others to equine activities in the state.  This year’s honoree is indeed the epitome of the definition of the award.

 Dr. Vic Myers was born and raised in Maryland in 1936.  He attended and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he moved to Iowa State where he taught for four years while getting his Master’s degree in Veterinarian Medicine.

 In 1967 he moved to Minnesota and taught at the University Vet School for 7 years.  Dr. Myers, was a true Horseman’s Vet—he understood not only horses, but he understood the horseman.  Dr. Myers drew the respect and admiration from not only his students, but also horse owners and trainers of all disciplines with his practical and no nonsense methods.

In 1973 he started the Stillwater Veterinary Clinic, a state of the art vet hospital, which continues as a very important source, with clientele from near and far.  In addition to running a huge practice, he was very instrumental in bringing horse racing to Minnesota. At the family owned, NorthBound Farm many of his own Thoroughbred mares raised foals that raced at Canterbury Downs, now Canterbury Park.  In addition, Dr. Myers, served as the official veterinarian right here at the Minnesota State Fair for many years.

Presenting the Pioneer award is Doug Persian, chairperson of the Minnesota Horse Council Pioneer Award committee with board members Trina Joyce and Kari Ann Newman.  It is our honor, to present to Helena Myers, wife of Dr. Myers, the, 2018 Minnesota Horse Council Pioneer Award.  Helena is joined by family members, sons, Victor S Myer III, John Myers. and Everett Myers

 In addition, we welcome Erica Myers, Veronica Myers, Liv Myers, granddaughters, Cameron Myers, and Trygve Myers, grandsons, Kelle Myers, and Ann Myers, daughters in law and family friend Anna Callahan.

 The family continues to share the equine interest in their North Bound Farm in Stillwater.  Dr. Victor Myers portrait will join the other movers and shakers that have shaped Minnesota’s Equine History in the Horseman’s Hall of Fame, near the entrance to the coliseum here at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds.  Please join us in congratulating the Dr. Victor Myers family.

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