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February 14, 2013

USA Equestrian Trust Grants Program Open

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. 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."

The 2013 application deadlines are May 6 and Oct. 7. All applicants must submit a proposed budget for their projects. If you have any questions about applying, please e-mail

The Trust's financial support has been dedicated largely but not exclusively for projects that are productive across several national-level discipline and/or breed boundaries.