Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation Awards More Than $50,000 to Grant Recipients
The Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation publicly announced this week that 31 therapeutic riding and equine rescue programs have been named as the PNHS Foundation’s 2022 grant recipients.
Each year, the PNHS Foundation makes annual grants available to equine non-profit organizations for charitable and educational purposes. Thanks to the support of generous sponsors and the continued growth of the PNHS – a prestigious US Equestrian Heritage Competition held each October at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA – the Foundation was this year able to award more than $50,000 in total funding.
“For us, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show is about so much more than the top equestrian competition held each October; it’s also the primary vessel that makes it possible to give back through the PNHS Foundation,” said Susie Shirk, Executive Director of the PNHS. “The Foundation is the heart of what we do, and we’re extremely appreciative of all of the sponsors, donors, exhibitors and spectators that have made it possible to continue to increase the Foundation’s giving and its mission of ‘Enriching Lives Through Equestrian Sport.’”
Elaine Smith, Program Director for Horses & Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center in New Ringgold, PA, shared, “We are especially grateful for these funds during this still difficult year due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic. The grant will help us to replace our worn helmets to help keep our special riders safe.”