Be Mine Training Grants

How would you use $10,000 on horse training?

When the right horse finds the right person, it’s a magical moment. It’s a moment filled with the promise of a bright future, friendship and uncharted adventure. It’s a moment where a bond is forged between horse and rider as dreams come true. It’s a moment that wouldn’t be possible without the love, time and attention given to horses in transition by organizations like yourself.

We know each horse that comes into your care is unique and requires a specialized training approach, but most horses share the need for training before being ready for their next home. In fact, you might say that training is a key factor in getting a horse ready for a potential adopter to say, “be mine”. Training is essential to the long-term success of a horse and their new adopter.

We are awarding three organizations with a $10,000 training grant to help you do what you do best; help horses in transition.


Eligible applications must meet the following criteria:

1Your organization must be a U.S. based 501 (c)(3) public charity and have an operating budget of at least $25,000.

2Your organization must be current with all applicable federal and state financial filings or reports.

3Your organization must be willing and able to provide financial statements to The Right Horse Initiative.

4Your organization must be willing and able to provide animal statistics, including intake and adoption numbers, to the Equine Welfare Data Collective.

5If you receive funding from The Right Horse Initiative or The WaterShed Animal Fund, you must be up-to-date on current or previous funding reports.

6You must agree to complete grant follow up reports 6 months and 12 months from the payment date which will include expense accounting and measurable outcome updates.

Ready to apply?

Don’t get us wrong, we all love a box of chocolates, but we think the investment of training might mean a little bit more to your organization and the horses you love. If you are a 501 (c)(3) United States based adoption organization or rescue, tell us how you could use the funds. Apply by February 14th for your chance to be one of three organizations to receive a training grant. Deadline to accept applications has passed. Keep an eye out for winners to be announced by February 28th!

Winners Announced – February 28th, 2019

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