Kentucky Equine Education Project Launches Youth Grant Program – Horse Racing News


The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) foundation has launched its first annual youth grant program. The KEEP Foundation is committed to helping young people who want to get involved for the first time in the equine industry or continue their involvement in the equine industry.

The KEEP Foundation Youth Grant is available to individuals ages 21 and under who wish to participate in an equine educational opportunity in Kentucky, who have an interest and desire to be involved in the industry, but who lack financial support.

“We are thrilled to provide this opportunity for young people in Kentucky,” said Alexandra Harper, Executive Director of The KEEP Foundation. “The equine industry depends on the next generation of equestrian enthusiasts to get involved as much as possible, and the KEEP Foundation wants to ensure that a variety of industry pathways are available to our young people and that a lack of financial support does not prevent them from participating.

Youth grants of up to $500 are available and the application period is open from June 1 to July 29. For more information or to apply for a youth grant, please visit HERE.

The KEEP Foundation has expanded its programming in recent years. In addition to its monthly equine educational lunch series and workforce initiatives, the Foundation has also partnered with Amplify Horse Racing, to launch its Equine Career Tours series and Amplify Junior (sponsored by MyRacehorse).

All of these programs and initiatives would not be possible without the support of the Kentucky equine industry and proceeds from the Seattle Slew License Plate of the KEEP Foundation.

If you would like to support the KEEP Foundation’s educational initiatives, donations can be made HERE.

The mission of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, established in 2014, is to support the economic success of Kentucky’s iconic industry by ensuring its continued economic viability. , making the industry accessible to everyone. who wish to participate, introducing more young people to the industry and its opportunities, and educating the people of the Commonwealth about the importance of horses to the state, its economy, its heritage and its people.

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