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Miessler earns Horse Council Foundation scholarshsip
COURTESY PHOTO Pictured are Joyce Troyer, Kansas Horse Council Foundation scholarship committee member, and Kirsten Miessler from Seward. Miessler earned a $1,000 academic scholarship award from the KHCF.

MANHATTAN — During the Kansas Horse Council Foundation 2021 Awards Banquet held recently in Wamego, KHCF presented a $1,000 academic scholarship award to Kirsten Miessler from Seward, the  daughter of Ronald and Heather Miessler.

Miessler just graduated from Great Bend High School and will attend Colby Community College majoring in early childhood development/elementary education this fall. 

Within the horse industry, she participated in 4H, local saddle club shows, Paint Horse Congress, South Central Stock Horse Association, and many other small-group shows. During high school she was also active in FFA, was on the Academic Honor Roll, and was a GBHS Ambassador.

In the future, Miessler hopes to become a rural elementary education teacher. Working with children has become an important part of her life; every chance she gets, she works with kids. Another goal for her is to one day bring her love of horses and children together by giving lessons to children with disabilities. 

The KHCF’s primary objective is to provide scholarships for secondary education to those who demonstrate a passion for horses and who make a positive impact on the equine industry through activities. Learn more at