A member of the Equestrian Studies (EQS) faculty at William Woods University (WWU) has won one of the most prestigious annual awards from the state’s equine community.
Kamerra Brown, an Assistant Professor of Equestrian Studies and Hunter/Jumper Instructor at WWU, was named Missouri Horse Show Association (MHSA) Person of the Year at the organization’s recent annual banquet on January 27. The award is presented annually in recognition of one MHSA member who has made significant contributions to the growth, knowledge, and enjoyment of the equine industry in the state in the past year.
A member of the EQS faculty at The Woods since 2020, Brown teaches all Applied Hunter/Jumper Ride classes, various other undergraduate and graduate equestrian classes, and serves as the Equestrian Club advisor at the university. She also serves as an academic advisor to EQS students, manages a herd of 30 horses and coordinates and travels to horse shows throughout the year.
The award cited Brown as “such an asset to William Woods University. She has opened up schooling days, held clinics, traveled and provided clinics around the state of Missouri and is such an inspiration to the students and to the Hunter/Jumper community. As a whole Kamerra has opened up William Woods to provide training and resources to the community and not just the college.”
It added, “she inspires her students, is kind and encouraging whether it be at a horse show or clinic. She goes above and beyond for her students and gets to know her students on a personal level to help accomplish their goals.”
The Missouri Horse Show Association was incorporated in 1951 by a group of equine enthusiasts in Boone County, Missouri. Today MHSA remains one of the most successful, multi-discipline equestrian organizations in existence.
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