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Applications for the Joe Crawford Harrod Memorial Grant Are Now Being Accepted

Applications for the Joe Crawford Harrod Memorial Grant are now being accepted! Forward application to [email protected] before the July 1, 2023, deadline.
This Grant is open to Hackney, Saddlebred, Morgan, and Road Horse enthusiasts (limit of 2-lifetime awards).
Driving Spirit, the Joe Crawford Harrod Memorial Grant has been established to support active members of the American Hackney Horse Society, aged 18-28, with a desire to develop their horsemanship and showmanship skills. Funds may be used for equine industry educational programs, internships, or any show horse industry program/career endeavor (*). The grant will be awarded annually, in an amount up to $2,500.
*Potential use, within the spirit of the Grant, is unlimited and may include:

Equitation/Riding or Driving Instructor
Harness/Saddlery Maker
Reporter/Writer - Industry Publications
Show Steward
Show Manager
Show Secretary
Trainer/Assistant Trainer
Veterinary/Medical/ Equine Therapy
Must be an active member of the American Hackney Horse Society
May be an amateur or professional
Must participate in the show horse industry  
The grant's intention is to recognize and support an individual who portrays the characteristics and traits that Joe Crawford Harrod strived for and pursued.
Applicant must demonstrate:
Excellent Sportsmanship
Value of Camaraderie & Friendship
Value of Teamwork & Confidence Building
Care and Compassion for Ponies/Horses

To apply for the Grant:
Along with at least 2 recommendations from active participants in the show horse industry, the applicant must submit a written essay and/or a short video outlining:
Program, school, internship, work-study, or other show horse activity for which the applicant will use the Grant Funds
Purpose for applying for the Grant Funds
Goals the applicant will achieve by the use of the Grant Funds
Amount the applicant is requesting (up to $2,500)
Contact Information (address, phone, e-mail)

Contributions: If you would like to contribute to the Joe Crawford Harrod Memorial Grant Fund with a gift of any size, you may donate online by clicking here or via check made out to the American Hackney Horse Society Foundation with "Harrod Grant' in the memo line. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible.

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