Augustus L. Searle Scholarship Fund
Hannah Lochner’s involvement in showing horses through 4-H and with the Minnesota Pinto Horse Association sparked her fascination for equine nutrition. With a love for and curiosity about her horses, as well as an interest in potential research, she chose to major in Animal Science.
“I actually decided I wanted to attend the U of M during my early 4-H years. We visited the U of M and toured the Leatherdale Equine Center, which was an inspirational place for me,” Lochner says.
She vowed that she would attend the U. In preparation, she took several college courses in high school, and the field day visits at the U confirmed her decision.
Her favorite part about CFANS is being surrounded by students who share the same interests she does. She is also appreciative that she can dig into agricultural research as an undergraduate.
“I am a member of the Minnesota Pinto Horse Association (MPtHA), and I spend numerous weekends throughout the summer successfully showing my horse, Boe. MPtHA is like my second family, as competitors are truly supporters and friends of one another. Everyone is there to lend a hand, have fun and do what we love,” Lochner says.
After graduation, she plans to find a job that focuses on research in equine nutrition or equine diseases, she says. “I’d like to contribute to creating new discoveries and information for horse owners across the globe. I want to give back to the equine community while doing something I love.”