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Deadline to apply is January 2, 2015.

EAAT EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH GRANT

The American Quarter Horse Foundation is pleased to support education in the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies through the EAAT Educational Outreach Grant.

The goal of this program is to provide grant funding to colleges and universities for the purpose of strengthening the educational foundation of EAAT industry professionals through development of educational workshops, clinics or other educational platforms. Activities are meant to increase individual skills within the areas of center management, treatment strategies and protocols using hippotherapy, equine-assisted mental health, therapeutic/adaptive riding instruction, horse handling and or other industry related educational needs using standardized industry curricula.

The scope of this program may include industry staff or volunteers who are working in or desire to work in EAAT, and university faculty seeking education and curriculum resources in one or more EAAT related fields. Universities must work in tandem with one or more of the member organizations within the EAAT industry.

Eligibility Requirements

Institutions offering one or more of the following programs may apply:

  • Structured equine sciences program;
  • An in house EAAT program (therapeutic/adaptive riding and or therapy);
  • Physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT) and or speech language pathology (SLP) degree program supporting hippotherapy treatment strategies;
  • Degree programs supporting equine-assisted/facilitated mental health treatment protocols;
  • College or university must partner with one of the following organizations: American Hippotherapy Association (AHA), Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA), Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) or Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.).

Application Process

Proposals should conform to the application guidelines provided below and include a plan of action, facilities description, timeline, workshop curriculum and or syllabus, curriculum vitae (CV) for all faculty involved, and a budget for the clinic or workshop's implementation. In addition, a letter of support from one or more of the organizations listed above should be included. The average grant amount awarded is $12,500. Deadline for proposal submission is January 2, 2015.

2015 EAAT Educational Outreach Grant Guidelines
2015 EAAT Educational Outreach Grant Application


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. Deadline for application submission will be March 1, 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