The Metropolitan Equestrian Team (MET) has awarded a $500 grant to the Allstar Horse Show Association for its Allstar Spring Horse Show.
The Metropolitan Equestrian Team, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 2010 by Founder and Executive Director Jane DaCosta. MET provides young aspiring athletes in grades 3-12 with the opportunity to participate in horseback riding as part of the MET Team, part of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association and the Athletic Equestrian League. Far beyond the competitive exploits of its student-athletes, MET supports its students’ college preparation through educational programs, access to representatives from colleges and universities, and scholarship opportunities. During practices, students learn horsemanship, sportsmanship, and agricultural skills.
The Allstar Horse Show Association, which held its inaugural horse show May 16 in Glenmoore, PA, is 100% volunteer run and is committed to providing high-quality, fun, friendly and affordable hunter and jumper shows. The organization is not about point-chasing and calendar-jamming, but rather is in place to serve riders and horses’ needs at low-stress, educational horse shows.
“At MET, our focus is to make equestrian sports a possibility for kids who never could have imagined it before, and the Allstar Horse Show Association aids in this mission through its fun, friendly and affordable hunter and jumper shows,” DaCosta said. “We are happy to support a local horse show that will surely provide many positive experiences for young riders and newcomers to competitive sport.”
“We are incredibly grateful to the Metropolitan Equestrian Team for their recognition and support of our organization and our new horse shows,” said Holly Bernhard, fundraising coordinator for the Allstar Horse Show Association. “We had a fantastic first event and are very excited to grow our calendar.”