Next Grant Application Period Opens Early 2024

July 11, 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 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.