The Tryon Riding and Hunt Club is dedicated to providing community support as it develops equestrian sport. Consistent with that mission, TR&HC is offering an Equestrian Grant program for 2023. Up to $3,500 will be available to assist those aged 18 and above in the Tryon area pursuing a career in the equestrian or related industry. This will ensure we can sustain the professional expertise needed to keep the sport vibrant and equipped to excel.
Grants made through the program are for those interested in achieving certifications or licenses through professional, trade, or technical programs that will allow them to work in areas related to equestrian sport. This might be EAP tuition, Farrier Certification, Course Building or Design, Show Official Licensure, Turf Management, or other related skill areas. This program is distinct from the Club’s already successful scholarship program for those seeking college degrees. The Club realizes there are many career pathways and thus the Equestrian Grant Program is a way to reinforce that.
For 2023, applications are due in June, and the amount awarded will depend upon the number of successful applicants. Neither Board Members nor those employed by the Club are eligible to apply. Awarded grants are not sent directly to the applicant, but rather directly to the organization, school, trade college, etc., for which the award was granted. In the event there are qualifying out-of-pocket expenses, they must be approved by TR&HC and accompanied by paid receipts for reimbursement to occur.
We look forward to giving a leg up to the future stars of our sport!