Equine non-profits granted nearly $60,000 by USA Equestrian Trust

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July 10, 2023 — Lexington, KY — USA Equestrian Trust® today announced it has awarded nearly $60,000 in grants to help fund eight equine-focused projects by non-profits. Since the inception of its grants program, USA Equestrian Trust has awarded more than $2.5 million in grants.

The projects funded as part of the grant application period ending in March were:

AMERICAN HORSE COUNCIL FOUNDATION ($3,000) to support its United Horse Coalition’s Equine Resource Database initiative that gathers and reports data on at-risk horses and those in transition.

DETROIT HORSE POWER ($5,000) to support a free summer camp for under-resourced youth.

HARNESS HORSE YOUTH FOUNDATION ($600) to purchase safety helmets for the organization’s summer youth programs.

LEXINGTON MOUNTED UNIT ($5,000) to purchase a trailer for the mounted police unit of the Lexington (Virginia) Police Department.

PLANTATION FIELD EQUESTRIAN EVENTS ($27,250) to support construction, including more than 20 new fences, to allow for an additional competitive level at its eventing competitions.

RETIRED RACEHORSE PROJECT ($7,500) to support the organization’s Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium. This Thoroughbred retraining competition held at the Kentucky Horse Park includes educational clinics, demonstrations and seminars.

UNITED STATES PARA-EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION ($4,600) to create a series of educational videos about the sport.

VALLEY VIEW VAULTERS ($5,000) to support its “Shooting for the Stars” vaulting competition.

USA Equestrian Trust’s next grant application period will begin early in 2024. Equine non-profits wishing to make a request for funding during that application period will be required to fill out the online application form at http://trusthorses.org. To be notified once the application period has opened, please email [email protected].

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