If you missed the current round of grants distributed by the Maryland Horse Industry Board, perhaps you ought to check out the grant opportunities offered by the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation, which is accepting applications until January 30 for their 2014 grants.

The Maryland Horse Industry Foundation (MHIF) was chartered in 1988 by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) to serve various educational and charitable needs of the Maryland horse industry.

Foundation projects include:

  • maintenance and expansion of the MHBA reference and research library,
  • assistance to programs that support the aftercare and retraining of Thoroughbreds after they have retired from racing,
  • support for scientific and veterinary research, and
  • special grants for a variety of related causes to the Maryland horse industry.

Click here for a grant application.

(Click here to find out who received 2014 grants from the Maryland Horse Industry BOARD, not to be confused with the FOUNDATION. The MD Horse Industry Board is a commodity board housed at the Maryland Department of Agriculture and is funded by all Maryland horsemen; for every bag of feed we buy, 15¢ goes to the feed fund for the MD Horse Industry BOARD.)