From a Maryland Horse Industry Foundation release

A group of fourteen Maryland-based non-profit organizations have received a total of $29,000 in grant funds from the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation (MHIF) in 2014.  Projects supported by these grants include industry education and promotion, land preservation, Thoroughbred retraining and rehabilitation, and therapeutic riding.

Grant applications are evaluated based on the value of the project to the Maryland horse industry, the size and scope of the activity, each organization’s financial need, and the quality of the written application. In total, non-profit organizations from nine different counties throughout Maryland will be receiving MHIF grant funds this year. Please visit the MHIF website for a list of the grantees and quotes about their specific projects.

“The MHIF is an important part of what Maryland’s horse industry represents,” said Tom Bowman, chairman, “and, through dedicated fundraising efforts like the auction at the Maryland Million Gala, MHIF was able to support a variety of worthy projects this year.”

The MHIF was chartered in 1988 by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) to serve various educational and charitable needs of the Maryland horse industry. For more information about the MHIF, please contact Jordyn Egan at 410-252-2100 ext. 113 or [email protected].