USHJA Feed Aid Initiative Provides Relief to More Than 2,000 Horses
Applications for Aid Reopen as Donations Continue to Roll In
Lexington, Ky.—Jun. 22, 2020—The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce the opening of the second round for applications to the USHJA Feed Aid initiative, which has provided relief to more than 170 farms and 2,168 lesson horses that would have not been able to afford feed due to financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This feed aid will make such a big difference,” said recipient Judi Martin of Skyline Ranch in Oakland, California. “One of our horses is 34 years old and eats a very specialized diet. Most of the horses we use in the program are older than 25. We are just now starting up small programs with our lesson horses after a long break and are so happy to see the kids here again. Our county only allows a portion of what we normally do with kids programs, but it's great to be able to finally do something.”

Applications for aid are open to USHJA members at the Associate level or above through July 13 and will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Feed vouchers will be made available to qualifying applicants as quickly as possible. USHJA will provide approved applicants up to $500 in aid, and members still in need of aid can apply more than once.

Individuals can also  donate  to help fellow equestrians in need due to financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The USHJA, through its Foundation, will match donations up to $300,000.

The  USHJA Feed Aid initiative provides aid in purchasing feed for lesson horses as short-term relief for the businesses in the hunter/jumper community who provide lessons to non-boarders and may be suffering financially due to the impact of COVID-19. Through partnership with various national and regional feed companies, USHJA members may receive relief through discounted and fully supplemented feed purchases.

The USHJA thanks  Buckeye Nutrition Cavalor Legends Nutrena ProElite and Purina  for their partnership and support of this initiative. If you are interested in participating as a feed provider, please contact Whitney Allen at .

For more information about the initiative and how you can help, visit .
About the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association
The United States Hunter Jumper Association, as the official hunter/jumper affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation, is a competition-based sport organization that serves our members through educational programs, awards and recognition, communication and rules. We provide a wide array of programs for all hunter/jumper levels, and we are mindful of the well-being of our equine partners. Additionally, we are committed to preserving the history of our sport and through our Foundation we support charitable and benevolent services. Learn more at .

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