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Equine Sports Council Announces over $10,000 in Payouts



Congratulations to the Illinois American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse Association - they will receive over $1,600 in Sponsorship/Grant Funds generated from 25% of the fees that their show series collected. These funds may be used to sponsor classes, awards or hospitality events at the 2023 IASPHA shows.  Every show that joins our network receives a Grant equal to 25% of the ESC fees collected.

ESC continues to grow our Network and welcomed new shows in 2022, including Wisconsin Futurity, Oshkosh Charity, ASAW Summerfun, and Dixie Cup. Our 2023 Spring Roster is proud to once again include high quality events such as the FASH Spring Show and Southern Saddlebred Spring Fling. Shows in the ESC Network may qualify for breed National and World Championships, including the Monarch National Championship, also governed by ESC. Shows that participated in our network in 2022 will receive a total of $8,500 in grant paybacks to support their 2023 events.

Recognizing the importance of strong Academy Programs, ESC will donate another $2,500 for the adoption and transport fees (up to $1,250ea) of two lesson horses for two growing lesson programs located in underserved or developing areas. These horses will be sourced from equine rescue organizations in our show horse industry. Visit our website to put in a Lesson Horse Application by January 31, 2023. https://equinesportscouncil.org/lesson-horse-application/  Winners will be announced by February 15th.

If you are involved in managing or organizing an Open Show without any governing body, we invite you to take a look at Equine Sports Council.  We provide protection to both exhibitors and show management through our Rules and Standards, offer a fair third-party hearing process in the event of a dispute, and provide Judges with a complimentary $6M Officials Liability Policy that is good for a full year.  Show Managers can breathe a sigh of relief knowing they have an organization to back them up in the event of any problems, and participants have the assurance that the show will be well-run.  

We will be at the UPHA National Conference in Orlando this week!  Drop by our vendor booth and look up Shane Darnell, co-founder, to learn how our program can support your local, grassroot shows and the show horse industry in your area.

Click to Register Now or contact ESC at 855-Equine1 for more information.  

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