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"Driving Spirit" The Joe Crawford Harrod Memorial Grant

Attention AHHS members aged 18-26! Applications for the Joe Crawford Harrod Memorial Grant are now being accepted until June 30, 2020. Please complete and email your application to


Driving Spirit, the Joe Crawford Harrod Memorial Grant has been established to support active youth members of the American Hackney Horse Society, aged 18-26, 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 or endeavor. The grant will be awarded annually, in an amount up to $2,500.


Youth must be an active member of the American Hackney Horse Society
Youth may be an amateur or professional
Youth must participate in the show horse industry
Grant is open to Hackney, Saddlebred, Morgan and Roadster Youth

The intention of the grant 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 2-3 minute 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 or via check to the American Hackney Horse Society Foundation. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible.


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