BY Devyn Trethewey
December 8, 2021 – Spokane, WA – Meadow View Farm USHJA Outreach Show has been selected as the recipient of the $1000 Metropolitan Equestrian Team (MET) grant. The show is set to take place on May 21 and 22, 2022 in Spokane, Washington.
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.
Read about a MET Equine Opportunity program recipient:
Take a look at previous grants that MET has provided for shows:
- Metropolitan Equestrian Team Awards $1000 Grant to ExEL Horse Shows
- Metropolitan Equestrian Team Awards $500 Grant to Allstar Horse Show Association
- Metropolitan Equestrian Team Awards $1000 Grant to Red Pine Horse Show Association
About The Plaid Horse
The Plaid Horse is a woman-owned small business dedicated to education in the horse show industry. We publish 10-12 magazine issues per year as well as a series of novels and select non-fiction, run a daily website, and produce a weekly podcast. A frequent horse show sponsor, we are committed to inspiring young riders to take a more active role in the industry.
About Piper Klemm
Dr. Piper Klemm is the owner and publisher of The Plaid Horse. Her mission is to educate young equestrians in every facet of our industry and to empower young women in particular to find their voices and stories—and to share them.
She has spent her entire career focusing on education through various channels, including The Plaidcast, North America’s most listened-to horse show podcast; as a professor at Clarkson University; co-authoring the Show Strides book series; and by providing educational articles, grants, and experiential learning opportunities for riders of all ages and levels. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.
Piper lives in Canton, New York, with her husband, Adam Hill. Adam is a Chemistry Professor at St. Lawrence University and the Faculty Mentor to the national champion IHSA Riding Team. She owns a fleet of lease ponies, and competes in the Amateur Hunter divisions with MTM Sandwich.
About Show Strides
Show Strides is a middle grade novel series about riding, showing, horsemanship, and the special friendships we form with our animals and fellow horse lovers. Set on the sprawling grounds of a large hunter jumper barn, the series features a diverse range of characters, from the lesson kid to the A-rated show regular, and everyone in between. While the reading level is appropriate for young riders, the series has fans of all ages! Read more about our books, including excerpts from all four novels, at www.theplaidhorse.com/show-strides/.