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Don’t Miss the Deadline to Apply for USA Equestrian Trust Grants

Equine Non-Profits Must Submit Applications by Monday, May 1

April 18, 2017 — Lexington, KY — There is still time to submit proposals for USA Equestrian Trust’s 2017 grants program. IRS-registered equine non-profits are invited to apply by filling out the online grant application at www.trusthorses.org.

The Trust’s financial support has been dedicated largely but not exclusively for initiatives that are productive across several national-level discipline and/or breed boundaries. The Trust welcomes proposals for need-based projects and encourages applicants to detail those in their applications.

Any organization applying must submit copies of its IRS non-profit determination letter and most recent Form 990, as well as a proposed budget for its project. The deadline to submit applications is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, May 1.

Funding available for grants includes $36,500 reserved for Hunter and Jumper non-profit programs and activities in California and Nevada. Applicants for this fund should make clear their intention to apply for grants available from this specific reserve.

If you have any questions about applying, please e-mail grants@trusthorses.org.

About USA Equestrian Trust

USA Equestrian Trust is a New York Not-for-Profit Corporation whose mission is to assist in preserving and/or enhancing the quality of equestrian sport in the United States of America. Its objects and purposes are exclusively charitable, educational and dedicated to the fostering of equestrian sports. The Trust is a private foundation pursuant to the United States Internal Revenue Code.

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USA Equestrian Trust Opens 2017 Grants Program for Equine Non-Profits

A Girl Scout Junior rides as part of the rapidly growing equestrian program at Camp Skymeadow outside Pittsburgh. Photo by Lisa Shade, Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania.

Applications due Monday, May 1

March 7, 2017 — Lexington, KY — USA Equestrian Trust® is pleased to announce it is now accepting proposals from IRS-registered equine non-profit organizations for its 2017 grants program.

To submit an application, visit trusthorses.org and complete the online form. Any organization applying must submit copies of its IRS non-profit determination letter and most recent Form 990, as well as a proposed budget for its project. The deadline to submit applications for the foundation’s 2017 grants program is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, May 1.

The Trust’s financial support has been dedicated largely but not exclusively for initiatives that are productive across several national-level discipline and/or breed boundaries. The Trust welcomes applications for need-based projects and encourages applicants to detail those in their applications. Among the past recipients of Trust funding are:

AMERICAN MORGAN HORSE EDUCATIONAL CHARITABLE TRUST: $7,500 was awarded in 2014 to develop an online home school module that teaches courses through horsemanship. The home school module is now available. “Everyone agrees that the best way to foster a love for learning is to engage our youth in topics they love,” said Executive Director Carrie J. Mortensen. “This project would have been impossible for us to achieve without the generous grant received from USA Equestrian Trust. We are so grateful the Trust saw the value in this endeavor, which is bringing such joy to the education of so many students.”

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF EQUINE PRACTITIONERS FOUNDATION: $15,000 was awarded in 2016 to support the Equine Disease Communication Center, which alerts the industry to outbreaks of disease in an effort to prevent their spread. Horse owners can sign up on the organization’s website to receive outbreak alerts. The Center also serves as an educational resource on infectious diseases affecting horses. “The EDCC would not be possible without financial support from the horse industry,” said Dr. Nathaniel A. White, the Center’s director. “We appreciate the generous grant from USA Equestrian Trust.”

GIRL SCOUTS WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA: $10,000 was awarded in 2016 to support the organization’s popular equestrian program at Camp Skymeadow outside of Pittsburgh. The number of girls attending the equestrian program has doubled over the last two years to nearly 450. “Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania’s equestrian programs provide girls with much more than a fun time,” said spokeswoman Lisa Shade. “The experiences help girls build confidence, hone problem-solving skills and can inspire an appreciation for nature. The support of USA Equestrian Trust has helped provide meaningful horse programs that progress in skill and adventure for girls of all riding levels to enjoy.”

Funding available for USA Equestrian Trust grants includes $36,500 reserved for Hunter and Jumper non-profit programs and activities in California and Nevada. Applicants for this fund should make clear their intention to apply for grants available from this specific reserve.

If you have any questions about applying, please e-mail grants@trusthorses.org.

About USA Equestrian Trust: USA Equestrian Trust is a New York Not-for-Profit Corporation whose mission is to assist in preserving and/or enhancing the quality of equestrian sport in the United States of America. Its objects and purposes are exclusively charitable, educational and dedicated to the fostering of equestrian sports. The Trust is a private foundation pursuant to the United States Internal Revenue Code.

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Equine Non-Profits Granted Nearly $50,000 by USA Equestrian Trust

Next Grant Application Period Opens Early 2017

Aug. 2, 2016 — Lexington, KY — USA Equestrian Trust has awarded nearly $50,000 in grants to help fund equine-focused projects by seven non-profits. Since the inception of its grants program, the Trust has awarded more than $1.9 million in grants.

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

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF EQUINE PRACTITIONERS FOUNDATION ($15,000) to support the Equine Disease Communication Center, which alerts the industry to outbreaks of disease in an effort to prevent their spread. The Center also serves as an educational resource on infectious diseases affecting horses.

AMERICAN YOUTH HORSE COUNCIL, INC. ($5,000) to conduct a marketing campaign designed to increase awareness of available equine educational resources. The organization’s plans include creation of uniformly branded marketing materials and targeted social media advertising, as well as the posting of additional content on its website (www.ayhc.com).

EQUINE ASSISTED TRANSITIONS, INC. ($5,000) to fund a summer equine program for children of members of the military. Located near Fort Campbell, the organization has provided more than 50 children of soldiers with an introduction to horses.

GIRL SCOUTS WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA ($10,000) to support its popular equestrian program at Camp Skymeadow outside of Pittsburgh. The number of girls attending the equestrian program has doubled over the last two years to nearly 450.

HIGH HOPES THERAPEUTIC RIDING, INC. ($5,000) to support its equine therapy initiatives, which include a growing focus on veterans. During its 2015 fiscal year, the organization provided nearly 8,600 horsemanship lessons to more than 1,500 people.

SACRAMENTO AREA HUNTER JUMPER ASSOCIATION ($5,000) to offer a free training clinic to its members, who are entry-level exhibitors and low-budget owners. The money for this grant was allocated from funding reserved for Hunter/Jumper activities in California and Nevada.

THE DRESSAGE FOUNDATION, INC. ($4,281) to purchase exhibit items for and rent booth space at the 2017 FEI World Cup Jumping and FEI World Cup Dressage Finals in Omaha, near the organization’s offices in Lincoln.

The Trust’s next grant application period will begin early in 2017. 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 trusthorses.org. To be notified once the application period has opened, please email grants@trusthorses.org.

About USA Equestrian Trust

USA Equestrian Trust’s mission is to assist in preserving and/or enhancing the quality of equestrian sport in the United States of America. Its objects and purposes are exclusively charitable, educational and dedicated to the fostering of equestrian sports. The Trust is a private foundation pursuant to the United States Internal Revenue Code.

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Don’t Miss the Deadline to Apply for USA Equestrian Trust Grants

Equine Non-Profits Must Submit Applications by Monday, May 2

April 26, 2016 — Lexington, KY — There is still time to submit proposals for USA Equestrian Trust’s 2016 grants program. IRS-registered equine non-profits are invited to apply by filling out the online grant application at http://www.trusthorses.org.

The Trust’s financial support has been dedicated largely but not exclusively for initiatives that are productive across several national-level discipline and/or breed boundaries. The Trust welcomes proposals for need-based projects and encourages applicants to detail those in their applications.

Any organization applying must submit copies of its IRS non-profit determination letter and most recent Form 990, as well as a proposed budget for its project. The deadline to submit applications is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, May 2.

Funding available for grants includes $41,500 reserved for Hunter and Jumper non-profit programs and activities in California and Nevada. Applicants for this fund should make clear their intention to apply for grants available from this specific reserve.

If you have any questions about applying, please e-mail grants@trusthorses.org.

About USA Equestrian Trust

USA Equestrian Trust is a New York Not-for-Profit Corporation whose mission is to assist in preserving and/or enhancing the quality of equestrian sport in the United States of America. Its objects and purposes are exclusively charitable, educational and dedicated to the fostering of equestrian sports. The Trust is a private foundation pursuant to the United States Internal Revenue Code.

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USA Equestrian Trust Opens 2016 Grants Program for Equine Non-Profits

Jenny Taylor, a five-time winner of the Morgan Park Saddle World Championship, offers tips on show ring strategy as part of the video series produced by the American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust and American Morgan Horse Association Young Adult Alliance.

Applications due Monday, May 2

March 15, 2016 — Lexington, KY — USA Equestrian Trust® is pleased to announce it is now accepting proposals from IRS-registered equine non-profit organizations for its 2016 grants program.

To submit an application, visit trusthorses.org and complete the online form. Any organization applying must submit copies of its IRS non-profit determination letter and most recent Form 990, as well as a proposed budget for its project. The deadline to submit applications for the foundation’s 2016 grants program is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, May 2.

The Trust’s financial support has been dedicated largely but not exclusively for initiatives that are productive across several national-level discipline and/or breed boundaries. The Trust welcomes applications for need-based projects and encourages applicants to detail those in their applications. Among the past recipients of Trust funding are:

AMERICAN MORGAN HORSE EDUCATIONAL CHARITABLE TRUST: $12,000 was awarded in 2014 to launch a series of educational videos and podcasts, which can be viewed at youtube.com/AMHAYAA. “The American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust and the American Morgan Horse Association Young Adult Alliance are extremely grateful for the support of the Trust,” said Executive Director Julie Broadway. “The response has been amazing with over 25,000 views. Outreach through content in this format and medium is really engaging people of all ages and interests.”

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK FOUNDATION: $50,000 was awarded in 2015 to fund a series of barn renovations at the Kentucky Horse Park. “The park has 21 original stabling barns — some over 30 years old — in varying need of renovation. Some need to be razed and rebuilt from the ground up, while others need less intensive work,” said Kentucky Horse Park Foundation Executive Director Laura Klumb. “The Trust’s lead grant helped launch the campaign for this important effort and provided the critical funding needed to renovate our first barn, which will serve as a show piece for the entire project.”

In a series about developing lesson and academy programs, Kristin Logan offers tips on building strong relationships with parents. The interview is part of a video series produced by the American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust and American Morgan Horse Association Young Adult Alliance.
In a series about developing lesson and academy programs, Kristin Logan offers tips on building strong relationships with parents. The interview is part of a video series produced by the American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust and American Morgan Horse Association Young Adult Alliance.

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN: $29,100 was awarded in 2013 to create online educational materials for eXtension HorseQuest (extension.org/horses) and My Horse University (myhorseuniversity.com). The six new mini-courses and webcasts, which can be accessed by clicking here, include such topics as pasture associated laminitis, equine herpesvirus 1 and dealing with sales fraud in the industry. “Over 2,000 individuals have taken the courses, and there have been over 5,000 views of the accompanying webinars,” said Dr. Kathy Anderson, extension horse specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “This equine educational program, made possible by the USA Equestrian Trust grant, is enabling horse owners to make more informed decisions, as well as adapting new horse care management practices to ensure healthier, sounder horses for long-term use.”

Funding available for USA Equestrian Trust grants includes $41,500 reserved for Hunter and Jumper non-profit programs and activities in California and Nevada. Applicants for this fund should make clear their intention to apply for grants available from this specific reserve.

If you have any questions about applying, please e-mail grants@trusthorses.org.

About USA Equestrian Trust

USA Equestrian Trust is a New York Not-for-Profit Corporation whose mission is to assist in preserving and/or enhancing the quality of equestrian sport in the United States of America. Its objects and purposes are exclusively charitable, educational and dedicated to the fostering of equestrian sports. The Trust is a private foundation pursuant to the United States Internal Revenue Code.

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USA Equestrian Trust Opens 2015 Grants Program for Equine Non-Profits

Jochen Schleese of Schleese Saddlery offered a lecture on saddle fitting at PSS University, an educational event hosted by the California Dressage Society’s Sacramento Valley Chapter. Photo by Tamara with the Camera.

Applications due Monday, May 4

March 18, 2015 — Lexington, KY — USA Equestrian Trust is pleased to announce it is now accepting proposals from IRS-registered equine non-profit organizations for its 2015 grants program. In 2014, the Trust awarded nearly $300,000 to help fund nearly 20 projects.

To submit an application, visit trusthorses.org and complete the online form. Any organization applying must submit copies of its IRS non-profit determination letter and most recent Form 990, as well as a proposed budget for its project. The deadline to submit applications for the foundation’s 2015 grants program is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, May 4.

The Trust’s financial support has been dedicated largely but not exclusively for initiatives that are productive across several national-level discipline and/or breed boundaries. The Trust welcomes applications for need-based projects and encourages applicants to detail those in their applications. Among the past recipients of Trust funding are:

CALIFORNIA DRESSAGE SOCIETY — SACRAMENTO VALLEY CHAPTER: $5,000 was awarded in 2014 to support PSS University, a two-day equine educational event in Northern California.

“With the support from the Trust, we were able to make this opportunity available to the whole community at no charge,” said event organizer Dr. Ellie Johnson. “It was a fantastic series with lectures from nine knowledgeable professionals on subjects ranging from acupuncture to saddle fitting.”

HARNESS HORSE YOUTH FOUNDATION: $500 was awarded in 2014 to fund field trips during a summer youth camp.

“HHYF programs are always in need of financial assistance, so when we received a grant from USA Equestrian Trust, we were honored and put it to good use in our Leadership Program,” said Executive Director Ellen Taylor. “The grant allowed the older teenagers to participate in educational field trips to both a Standardbred nursery and a veterinary clinic in hopes of opening their eyes to the diversity of professional opportunities available.”

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS: $37,164 was awarded in 2014 to help its Equine Safety & Ambulance Program purchase a new truck and replace a mannequin horse used for training. Named Lucky II, the mannequin is used to educate first responders and horse owners about emergency equine rescue and the safe transport of large animals.

Youth visited a Standardbred nursery and veterinary clinic during the Harness Horse Youth Foundation's week-long Leadership Program in July 2014. Photo courtesy Harness Horse Youth Foundation.
Youth visited a Standardbred nursery and veterinary clinic during the Harness Horse Youth Foundation’s week-long Leadership Program in July 2014. Photo courtesy Harness Horse Youth Foundation.

“In 2015, the MSPCA’s equine ambulance team will travel more miles and conduct more trainings than ever before,” said Roger Lauze, manager of the Equine Safety & Ambulance Program. “By funding Lucky II and the purchase of a new truck, USA Equestrian Trust has made possible the training that will help keep countless horses safe.”

Funding available for USA Equestrian Trust grants includes $41,500 reserved for Hunter and Jumper non-profit programs and activities in California and Nevada. Applicants for this fund should make clear their intention to apply for grants available from this specific reserve.

If you have any questions about applying, please e-mail grants@trusthorses.org.

About USA Equestrian Trust

USA Equestrian Trust is a New York Not-for-Profit Corporation whose mission is to assist in preserving and/or enhancing the quality of equestrian sport in the United States of America. Its objects and purposes are exclusively charitable, educational and dedicated to the fostering of equestrian sports. The Trust is a private foundation pursuant to the United States Internal Revenue Code.

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Deadline Nears for USA Equestrian Trust Grants Program for Equine Non-Profits

The traveling display presented by The United States Pony Clubs offers numerous educational stations made of authentic equine components such as bones from a real horse and actual grooming and tack items. Photo courtesy The United States Pony Clubs.

Applications due Monday, May 5

April 15, 2014 — Lexington, KY — There is still time to submit proposals for USA Equestrian Trust’s 2014 grants program. IRS-registered equine non-profit organizations are invited to apply by filling out the online grant application at http://www.trusthorses.org. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, May 5.

In 2013, the Trust awarded nearly $265,000 to help fund more than a dozen projects. The Trust’s financial support has been dedicated largely but not exclusively for initiatives that are productive across several national-level discipline and/or breed boundaries. The Trust welcomes applications for need-based projects and encourages applicants to detail those in their applications. Among the past recipients of Trust funding are:

THE UNITED STATES PONY CLUBS: $9,855 was awarded in 2012 to help create a traveling display that serves as an interactive, educational experience for children.

“The United States Pony Clubs develops character, leadership, confidence and a sense of community in youth through a program that teaches the care of horses and ponies,” said Shelley Mann, director of marketing and communications. “Through the grant received from USA Equestrian Trust, The United States Pony Clubs is now able to reach out at a grassroots level to bring the magic of horses to youth through interactive fun and a hands-on approach that will hopefully lead participants to a future with horses.”

AMERICAN YOUTH HORSE COUNCIL: $5,000 was awarded in 2013 to support the group’s annual symposium that educates youth on all facets of the equine industry.

Attendees of the American Youth Horse Council's annual symposium in 2014 visited horse farms including Ames Percheron Farm in Jordan, Minn. Photo courtesy American Youth Horse Council.
Attendees of the American Youth Horse Council’s annual symposium in 2014 visited horse farms including Ames Percheron Farm in Jordan, Minn. Photo courtesy American Youth Horse Council.

“We appreciate the significant support we received from USA Equestrian Trust,” said Executive Director Danette McGuire. “These are the kinds of investments that allow the American Youth Horse Council to help kids connect through horses by providing a cost-effective educational symposium for youth and youth leaders who represent all aspects of the equine industry.”

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK FOUNDATION: $25,000 was awarded in 2013 to assist in the creation of dedicated horse paths at the Kentucky Horse Park to enhance safety for horses and riders.

“The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation was able to meet our fundraising goal for constructing the All the Gold Dedicated Horse Path due in large part to the generous support of USA Equestrian Trust,” said Executive Director Laura Klumb. “We are delighted that the Trust’s commitment to equestrian sport dovetails with the Kentucky Horse Park’s commitment to ensuring the safety of horse and rider. The All the Gold Dedicated Horse Path allows the Kentucky Horse Park to ensure the safest environment possible for the thousands of horses and riders that compete here on an annual basis. We are very grateful.”

All Trust grant applicants must submit a proposed budget for their projects along with copies of their IRS determination letters and most recent IRS Form 990. If you have any questions about applying, please e-mail grants@trusthorses.org.

Funding available for grants includes $46,500 reserved for Hunter and Jumper non-profit programs and activities in California and Nevada. Applicants for this fund should make clear their intention to apply for grants available from this specific reserve.

About USA Equestrian Trust:

USA Equestrian Trust is a New York Not-for-Profit Corporation whose mission is to assist in preserving and/or enhancing the quality of equestrian sport in the United States of America. Its objects and purposes are exclusively charitable, educational and dedicated to the fostering of equestrian sports. The Trust is a private foundation pursuant to the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

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USA Equestrian Trust Awards $55,000 in Second Round of 2013 Grants

More Than $1.5 Million Awarded Since 2004

December 10, 2013 — Lexington, KY — USA Equestrian Trust has awarded $55,000 in grants to help fund four projects by equine non-profits. The awards come on top of nearly $210,000 awarded in May for 10 projects by equine non-profits.

Since the inception of the Trust’s grants program, the organization has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants. The projects funded as part of the grants period ending in October were:

AMERICAN SADDLEBRED HORSE ASSOCIATION ($10,000) to help redesign its database of registered Saddlebreds, members, competitions and show results, as well as upgrade its website.

ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION ($15,000) to assist in revamping its website to help the organization market and promote the breed.

SACRAMENTO AREA HUNTER JUMPER ASSOCIATION ($5,000) to offer a free training clinic to its members, who are entry-level exhibitors and low-budget owners. The money for this grant was allocated from funding reserved for Hunter/Jumper activities in California and Nevada.

USEF EQUINE HEALTH RESEARCH FUND ($25,000) for a research project at the University of California, Davis that is identifying novel drug therapies for the treatment of nervous system disease Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalopathy.

The Trust’s next application period will begin early in 2014. 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 www.trusthorses.org.

About USA Equestrian Trust

USA Equestrian Trust is a New York Not-for-Profit Corporation whose mission is to assist in preserving and/or enhancing the quality of equestrian sport in the United States of America. Its objects and purposes are exclusively charitable, educational and dedicated to the fostering of equestrian sports. The Trust is a private foundation pursuant to the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

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USA Equestrian Trust Awards Nearly $210,000 in First Round of 2013 Grants

Deadline for Second Round Is October 7

July 17, 2013 — Lexington, KY — USA Equestrian Trust has awarded nearly $210,000 in grants for 10 projects submitted by equine non-profits during the first of the foundation’s two 2013 application periods.

The deadline for the Trust’s second grant application period is October 7. Equine non-profits interested in applying for a grant can do so by using the Trust’s online application form at www.trusthorses.org.

Those projects awarded funding were:

AMERICAN YOUTH HORSE COUNCIL ($5,000) to support its annual symposium that educates youth on all facets of the equine industry through demonstrations, presentations and discussions.

THE DRESSAGE FOUNDATION ($5,000) to help revamp its website and offer an improved online experience for visitors.

HEALING HORSES & ARMED FORCES ($15,600) to assist its equine therapy program for veterans.

HORSE PARK OF NEW JERSEY AT STONE TAVERN, INC. ($35,000) to replace the aging lighting system at the park’s indoor arena to better serve its expanded clinic and educational program activities.

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK FOUNDATION, INC. ($25,000) to assist in the creation of a dedicated horse path at the Kentucky Horse Park to enhance safety for horses and riders.

USEF EQUINE HEALTH RESEARCH FUND ($21,173) for a research project at the University of Minnesota that is using next-generation whole genome sequencing to search for a genetic basis for shivers.

USEF U.S. SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION WORLD CUP ($50,000) to assist in hosting the 2014 International Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup. The Trust previously provided grant funding for the U.S. team’s 2012 victory in South Africa.

USEF U.S. SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION YOUNG RIDER TEAM ($10,000) to develop riders for future U.S. Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup competitions. The funding will help the Young Rider Team host a competition against two South African teams.

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN ($29,100) to create new online educational materials for eXtension HorseQuest (http://www.extension.org/horses) and My Horse University (http://myhorseuniversity.com). Among the materials to be offered are instructional videos, articles, lessons and webinars.

WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ($13,415) to create a video library showcasing Western Dressage, a new discipline inclusive to all breeds of horses.

To learn more about USA Equestrian Trust and its programs or to apply during the second round of grants, visit the Trust’s website at www.trusthorses.org.

About USA Equestrian Trust

USA Equestrian Trust is a New York Not-for-Profit Corporation whose mission is to assist in preserving and/or enhancing the quality of equestrian sport in the United States of America. Its objects and purposes are exclusively charitable, educational and dedicated to the fostering of equestrian sports. The Trust is a private foundation pursuant to the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and a Sustaining Affiliate of United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), the National Governing Body for equestrian sport in the United States.

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USA Equestrian Trust Opens First Round of 2013 Grants Program for Equine Non-Profits

The gold medal-winning Five-Gaited U.S. Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup team. Photo by Ross Millin

 Applications due Monday, May 6

February 13, 2013 — Lexington, KY — USA Equestrian Trust is pleased to announce IRS-registered equine non-profit organizations will have two opportunities to apply for funding in 2013 as part of the foundation’s grants program. The Trust’s board expanded the grants program to two periods in 2012 and awarded nearly $335,000 in grants, an increase of almost 70 percent compared to 2011.

To apply for funding, visit the Trust’s newly revamped website at trusthorses.org. The site includes an extensive guide of frequently asked questions to assist applicants, as well as profiles of the work being done by selected past recipients.

“The Trust is pleased to make our simple online application process even easier,” said USA Equestrian Trust President Alan F. Balch. “The Trust’s leadership continues to be impressed by the many worthy projects seeking to further the rich legacy of horses and equestrian sport.”

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