4-H trail riders remember Amber Boyd

The Amber Boyd Memorial 4-H Trail Ride took place last month at St. Croix State Park.

Participants in the Amber Boyd Memorial 4-H Trail ride included Jerry Holsbeck (standing), Amber’s grandfather, and sitting, left to right, Jeff Boyd, Pam and Jessica Iskierka, Kelly Boyd and Tiffany Boyd.

Participants in the Amber Boyd Memorial 4-H Trail ride included Jerry Holsbeck (standing), Amber’s grandfather, and sitting, left to right, Jeff Boyd, Pam and Jessica Iskierka, Kelly Boyd and Tiffany Boyd.

Anoka County 4-H families and supporters participated to ride horse and walk in remembrance of Amber Boyd, a 4-Her in the Wranglers 4-H Club who died May 18, 1997 as a result of an accident.

The Anoka County 4-H Horse Committee set up a scholarship in her remembrance and also has a memorial trail ride each year.

Volunteers made angel pins with purple ribbons (Boyd’s favorite color) to wear.

Before the ride began, remarks were made remembering Boyd by her best friend, Trina, and mother, Kelly.

The Boyd family received a stained glass cross to commemorate this year’s ride.

Over $200 in donations were collected for the Amber Boyd Scholarship Fund. Each year, one to two 4-H horse project scholarship recipients receive a $500 scholarship which is presented at the Anoka County Fair.

The Anoka County 4-H horse program thank the Boyd family for helping the 4-H Horse Committee with the planning of the memorial ride, the many volunteers who helped at camp, including 4-H volunteer Cindy Lind for the use of her trailer for base camp.

Anyone interested in joining next year’s trail ride, or donating to The Amber Boyd Scholarship may contact the Anoka County Extension Office at 763-755-1280.

  • Jerry Holsbeck

    Thank you. A very nice article.

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