Maryland Horse Foundation Awarded 2023 Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation Grant

Maryland Horse Foundation Awarded 2023 Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation Grant

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The Maryland Horse Foundation is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation, to be used for its career programs.

The grants given by the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation reflect the values set forth by founders Herb and Ellen Moelis. The current board includes Co-Chairs Kathleen Anderson DVM and James Orsini DVM, Margaret H. Duprey, Gretchen and Roy Jackson, Ellen Moelis, Wendy Moon, Anita Motion, Scott Palmer VMD, Josh Pons, Katelyn Jackson, and Lynn Cassimeris, Ph.D.

The educational programs of the Maryland Horse Foundation includes the Maryland
Thoroughbred Career Program, designed to increase awareness of career options in the
Thoroughbred industry and give participants access to leaders in the Maryland Thoroughbred community, along with the Work Experience Program, which provides qualified applicants with a custom internship experience that will benefit their long-term career goals in the Maryland horse industry. The slate of programs also includes the newly launched Howard & Sondra Bender Educational Series, a seminar series in partnership with University of Maryland Extension that delivers a set of in-person sessions covering a wide range of topics for people involved in or interested in learning more about the Maryland horse and/or agricultural industries.

“We are so proud to use these grant funds to carry on the good works that Mr. and Mrs. Moelis started so many years ago”, says Cricket Goodall, executive director of the Maryland Horse Foundation, “educating young people and exposing them to the many opportunities that the Thoroughbred industry offers is a very important part of what we do.”

To learn more about the Maryland Horse Foundation and its programs, email, call 410-252-2100 or visit