The Metropolitan Equestrian Team (MET) has awarded a $1000 grant to the Red Pine Horse Show Association for its Red Pine Schooling Show at Harvest Hill Farm, set for August 28-29 in Hamel, MN.
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 Red Pine Horse Show Association seeks to provide quality, affordable and fun horse shows for horse and rider. Founded in 2013, RPHSA shows offer hunter and jumper divisions ranging from Walk-Trot to 3′. Recognized RPHSA divisions also offer year-end awards, tabulated from points accrued from events at reputable venues around Minnesota and surrounding Northwestern states.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Metropolitan Equestrian Team for their generosity in awarding us this grant,” said Alex McKay, owner of Harvest Hill Farm. “Our event is a way for exhibitors to have a confidence-building competitive experience, and it’s both rewarding to be recognized and exciting to have the opportunity to make ourselves even better.”