Ecogold and Horse Junkies United have created the Horse Junkies United Ammie Educational Grant, a grant available to adult amateur riders. The grant will cover the cost to enter a clinic, lesson or symposium and is aimed at funding amateur riders’ opportunities to ride with top professionals in the industry.
“Ecogold is extremely proud to be associated with this program,” said Vice President of Marketing Patricia Da Silva. “Adult amateur riders are at the core of the sport, and we feel it is important to invest in their development and help them become better riders.”
Applicants must be at least 25 years old and will be required to write an article about their journey and goals as a rider and to provide details of the lesson, clinic or symposium they want to attend. The grant is applicable to any of the three main English disciplines—hunter/jumper, eventing or dressage—and cannot be used for regular lessons. A winner will be picked at random and will be required to email a summary describing their experience to Horse Junkies United within one week of the event.
The first grant will be awarded in January for an event in February, March or April. The grant will cover the entry fee or auditing fee only and will be paid directly to the event. Travel and other costs will be at the rider’s expense. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 27.