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The USHJA Foundation relies solely on donations.
It is only through your contributions that we are
able to continue to provide support.
In the Numbers:
$95,000 amount raised for USHJA and USHJA Foundation Programs since December 2012
$250 - can help preserve rare footage and priceless historical photos of our sport so that they can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Your donation will be money well spent.
History & Preservation
Horseman's Assistance Fund
Making a Difference in the Lives of Our Members
Horseman's Assistance Fund
The USHJA Foundation Horseman's Assistance Fund provides financial relief to USHJA members who have faced hardships due to injury, illness or catastrophic disasters. Over $85,000 in assistance has been provided since 2010. This newsletter highlights two of those recipients.
After over 30 years of shaping and expanding young riders' abilities, lifelong New Yorker and equestrian Linda Panetta came face- to- face with an obstacle for which she was not prepared.
While many of us have experienced the heartache of losing a loved one, it's difficult to comprehend the material hardships the survivor often faces. When Pat Hanly's long-time partner Bobby Meehan passed away in 2010, she was left with an uncertain future
Making A Dream Update
The USHJA Foundation "Making A Dream" Grant Program extends opportunities to individuals with unique circumstances and who seek a special experience in the sport of hunters and jumpers. Each experience is custom-designed depending upon the specific interests of the recipient. In this edition, we showcase two of those recipients who share their experiences and future aspirations with us - 2013 Making A Dream recipient Stevi Anne Thompson and 2011 recipient Lizzy Traband.
Stevi Anne Thompson - 2013 Recipient
"The 'Making A Dream' Program is giving me an opportunity I never thought I could have," said 16 year old
Stevi Anne Thompson. "Going to Palm Beach and training with trainers and riders I look up to is a dream come true. "Riding
has always been difficult for me because of my anxiety, but I knew this is something I wanted to do."
Lizzy Traband - 2011 Recipient
The inaugural recipient of the USHJA Foundation "Making A Dream" Grant has been extremely busy since that initial experience back in 2011. From riding and competing in Wellington to being named a 2012 USHJA Emerging Athlete's Program (EAP) National Finalist, Traband is constantly striving toward her equestrian goals and making all her dreams come true. "The USHJA has been a very positive force and big part of my life the last two years... and the Foundation's Making a Dream grant experience has been INVALUABLE in helping me to take my riding to the next step... I do my best when given the opportunity to give back to a world that has been such a big part of my life," says Traband.