Thoroughbred Owners in PA, MD, VA, WV, DE, NY and NJ Encouraged to Apply
April 11, 2019 (Grantville, PA) – CANTER-Pennsylvania (CPA) will name three recipients for its annual training and educational scholarship program created to honor the memory of Becky Julian, an educator and Thoroughbred advocate. The scholarships of $500 each are to be used for training purposes only, such as riding lessons, clinics, camps or horse related seminars. The grants are open to Mid-Atlantic owners of Jockey Club (JC) Registered Thoroughbreds active in all equine venues including young riders, trail riders, hunters, eventers, dressage and pony club riders.
“Last year we received nearly 50 applicants,” said Sue Smith, Executive Director, CANTER-PA. “Our objective is to encourage rider/owner education in developing a JC Registered Thoroughbred whether an ex-racehorse or a horse that didn’t show potential as a race horse for a successful second career. We believe the best way to add value and demand for a Thoroughbred is through quality training that will create a long-term safety net for the horse.”
Congratulations to the 2018 winners:
Liz Howell of Chester Springs, PA, with Nice Try.
Scott Nickel of Whitehall, MD, with Chase Rodney Will.
Kendyl Tracy of Round Hill, VA, with Uptown Indy.
Last year’s CANTER Alum Ambassador Scholarship Award winner – for owners who purchased their horses through the CANTER program – went to Nikki McKinley of Howell, NJ, with Euro Demon.
To be considered for the 2019 CPA scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements for eligibility:
- Applicant must be a resident of PA, MD, VA, WV, DE, NY or NJ
- Applicant must be 8 years old or older.
- Applicant must own or lease a Jockey Club Registered Thoroughbred
- Applicant must submit a short video clip of him or herself and their Thoroughbred.
- Applicant must submit an equine professional reference or letter of recommendation.
- Applicant must agree to following up with CANTER PA regarding how the scholarship funds were utilized.
Completed Applications, including photo/video and letter of recommendation, are due May 31, 2019. Upon receipt, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive confirmation within 48 hours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarships will be awarded June 7, 2019. For more information and to apply for a scholarship, please visit https://canterusa.org/pennsylvania/educational-scholarship/
CANTER (The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses) Pennsylvania is a free service offered to Pennsylvania racing trainers and owners to help them find non-race homes for their retiring racehorses. CANTER Pennsylvania is incorporated in Pennsylvania and is approved to operate as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. Your donations are tax deductible.