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Virginia Bred Program

Grants to Virginia Horse Associations and
Organizations to Strengthen the Equine Industry

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Virginia Horse Industry Board (VHIB)

Deadline Date:

11/16/18 Noon


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Grants to Virginia horse breed associations and discipline organizations to promote the economic development of the state’s equine industry. Funding may support activities such as horse shows, trail rides, and races. This program also seeks to recognize quality horse breeding (i.e., horses foaled in the Commonwealth).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178335

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Breed associations and discipline organizations in the Commonwealth of Virginia that demonstrate the skills and ability to conduct a viable program to promote Virginia horses—through competitive activities and futurities are eligible to participate in the program.

Associations must also be a recognized chapter of their specific breed or discipline as approved by their national associations.

Associations should also be registered with the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

No monies will be awarded directly to breeders or owners.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for 2019: November 16, 2018 (12 PM)

Members of the Virginia Horse Industry Board will review all applications in December, 2018.

Breed associations and discipline organizations will be notified in early 2019 as to whether they will receive grant monies from the Virginia Horse Industry Board for their Virginia Bred Program for that year.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications can be submitted via email to:

by fax to:

or by mail to:
Virginia Horse Industry Board
102 Governor Street #333
Richmond, VA 23219

Heather Wheeler, Program Manager

Virginia Horse Industry Board
102 Governor St., #315
Richmond, VA 23219

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia