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Application

Deadline to apply was March 1, 2014.

America's Horse Cares

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant organization must be a facility which utilizes horses to provide equine-assisted activities and therapy (EAAT) to benefit challenged or special-needs individuals. Additional requirements include:

  • Must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
  • Must be in existence for three years or more;
  • Must be a member of either the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA), Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA), Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association Inc. (EAGALA) or the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.).

General Grant Funding

Funding decisions for the general fund will support Individualized Employee/Volunteer Training and Center Immersion Training through approved educational clinics and or workshops. Requests must be made by the facility and are subject to the organizational requirements listed above. Grant proposals for funding outside the scope of these areas will not be considered for funding.

Arizona Grant Funding

Funding decisions for the Arizona fund will support Individualized Employee/Volunteer Training, Center Immersion Training and scholarships or financial assistance for client expenses. Requests must be made by the facility and are subject to the organizational requirements listed above. Grant proposals for funding outside the scope of these areas will not be considered for funding. Applicants for the Arizona fund may not submit an application for general grant funding.

Application Process

The grant application process for 2014 has closed. Applicants must download the appropriate grant instructions and application for a complete list of corresponding program criteria. The 2015 application will be available in January 2015.

For more information on the American Quarter Horse Foundation's America's Horse Cares program, please contact us at:

American Quarter Horse Foundation
EAAT Grant Program
2601 East Interstate 40
Amarillo, TX  79104

(806) 378-5040 Phone
(806) 376-1005 Fax
foundation@aqha.org