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The Maryland Horse Foundation (MHF) is honored to be named a 2021 Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Grant Recipient. This grant will be used to support the foundation’s existing educational programs such as the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program in the coming year.

“After a decidedly quiet 2020, the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program was back in June 2021 and we can’t wait to engage another group of participants next summer,” said Jordyn Egan, the Maryland Horse Foundation’s development director. “Grant funds are essential for us to be able to maintain quality programming that will help the state of Maryland attract and retain high quality employees in the Thoroughbred industry.”

In addition to the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program, the MHF is responsible for the Work Experience Program, which allows qualified applicants to design a custom internship experience that will benefit their long-term career goals. The MHF covers the participants wages throughout their internship in addition to expenses such as housing and worker’s compensation. 

“There is an endless pool of talent in Maryland’s horse industry; so many horse enthusiasts that have not considered their passion as a career path. It is our mission to engage those people early on and keep providing them with opportunities to grow until they get started in the workforce, “ said Egan. “There are so many careers in the Thoroughbred industry, it’s just a matter of channeling somebody’s strengths, giving them opportunities and watching them flourish.”

To learn more about the Maryland Horse Foundation, visit MarylandHorse.com.

The Maryland Horse Foundation (MHF) is a charitable organization that was chartered in 1988 by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association to serve various educational and charitable needs of the Maryland horse industry. The MHF has developed and supports a number of educational programs and is responsible for the maintenance and expansion of the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center. In addition to our programs and projects, we are proud to work directly with several industry partners to promote the entire Maryland Horse industry.

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) is a charitable organization that provides grants to approved non-profit organizations that work toward improving the lives of Thoroughbred racehorses and the people who care for them. TCA offers the Thoroughbred industry and its supporters a way to give to one organization while helping many.