It is with very heavy hearts that we report the news that long-time MHARF friend and advocate for horses Scott Mork has passed away. On 09/01/17 Scott lost his courageous battle with cancer. Our hearts go out to his wife Melissa and the rest of his family and friends. Scott had been training the young mustang Monte over the summer for our Promise of the Future Training Competition. He viewed this as a chance to do something meaningful for a horse during the time he had left. Monte acquired a whole team of fans who continued with his training when Scott could not do so. The “Scott Mork Team” presented Monte at the competition on September 16, 2017, in honor of all of the hard work Scott put into him. Monte and the Scott Mork
Team took home 4th Overall High Point and Scott was awarded posthumously with MHARF’s annual Good Horsemanship/Good Sportsmanship Award. We were honored to be able to present the award to Scott’s wife Melissa and the rest of the team. We want to offer out heartfelt sympathy and say thank you to all of Scott’s family and friends.
We want to thank Scott’s family for the extremely generous action of remembering MHARF at this time and also everyone who has made a donation to MHARF in Scott’s memory.
Thank you to the following individuals and companies for generous donations made In Memory of Scott Mork.
The Members and Board of Directors of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor of Rockford, Illinois
Kathy Valesco of Rockford, Illinois
Abbie Poush of Duluth, Minnesota
Kyle Edgell and Creative Associates of Roanoke, Virginia: “Scott’s favorite charity, the MN Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation… This donation is in Memory of Scott and in Honor of his wife Melissa, who through their love for each other and their passion for helping others inspired us all.”
Sherry Golly of River Falls, Wisconsin
UNW Academic Affairs Colleagues
Janice DeWall of New Brighton, MN “In loving memory of Scott Mork and the Mork Family”
Judy Ladney of Orlando, Florida
Linda Kay Lucas of Orlando, Florida
Wiser Now, Inc. of Bradenton, Florida
Charles Knox of Oceanside, California