On May 13, the Maryland Horse Industry Board announced the recipients of its 2022 grants. A record $40,000 was awarded to 36 equestrian organizations throughout the state. “We are delighted that we were able to increase the amount of funding this year; it’s a record amount and reflects how well our programs have held up even during the [COVID-19] pandemic,” said MHIB Board Chair Jim Steele.

Funding for the grants and MHIB is provided by the Maryland Feed Fund, which collects $6 on every ton of horse fee sold in the state. Since the fund was established in 2002, MHIB has awarded over $600,000 in grants to more than 400 projects. To read more about this year’s grant recipients, visit: mda.maryland.gov/horseboard.