Tim Capps Receives AHC’s 2018 Van Ness Award

The AHC honored Tim Capps posthumously for his work to improve the horse industry in Maryland and Kentucky.

Each year the American Horse Council (AHC) presents the Van Ness Award in honor of the late Marjorie Van Ness of New Jersey, a long-time leader and friend to the horse industry. This award is presented to an individual that best emulates Van Ness’ dedication and commitment to the improvement of the horse industry at the state level.

On June 10th during the AHC’s Annual Meeting, Tim Capps was posthumously named as the recipient of the 2018 Van Ness Award.

“Tim Capps was intimately involved in promoting the horse industry in two states, Maryland and Kentucky, and was also one of the industry’s most staunch advocates,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “Due to his wisdom, guidance and vision, the collective Maryland equestrian community is today seen by the Maryland government as a legitimate, large, and economically impactful industry.”

His daughter Meredith Capps accepted the award on his

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