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USEF Congratulates Third Group of 2006 Outreach Grant Recipients

Lexington, KY The United States Equestrian Federation® (USEF) has finalized the third list of breed events that will receive outreach grants through the new program announced in January. The maximum grant is $1,000, and grants are still available. A total of $125,000 has been budgeted in 2006 for grants to financially challenged breed competitions that meet the grant requirements and are approved by the USEF. To date, 68 applications have been received and 54 have been approved.

Grant requests are being evaluated based on the proposed use of funds, which must be earmarked for certain expenses, including, but not limited to, EMTs, veterinarians, stewards, insurance and last-minute changes of officials.

The new program has elicited much interest, and many applications have been received. The third group of applications has been reviewed by the Sport Programs Department, and recommendations have been sent forward to the executive offices for final approval. Following is a list of those events that will be receiving the third grant funding:

Eastern Region Andalusian HC (#317890) – Lexington, VA
Eastern Regional Championship (#317953) – Newberry, FL
GLPFHA “Heritage 2006” (#295002) – Wilmington, OH
Summer’s End Morgan (#306988) – Ocala, FL
Arabian H.C. of TX State Fair (#647) – Dallas, TX
OHAHA Fall Show (#819) – Wilmington, OH
AHCC Spring Fling (#320911) – Northampton, MA
Middle TN Arabian Horse Show (#323956) – Murfreesboro, TN
Kentucky Fall Classic (#4906) – Lexington, KY

The Outreach Grant Program criteria and application form is available at under the ‘Forms and Pubs’ and then ‘Breeds’ menu, or at Further information can also be obtained by contacting Karen Homer-Brown, Managing Director of National Affiliates, at (859) 225-6958 or, or by contacting Joyce Hamblin, Director of National Affiliates, at (859) 225-6939 or

For more information, please contact Maria Partlow, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, at (859) 225-6941 or



Courtesy of the US Equestrian Federation

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