(July 19, 2016, Lexington, KY) – The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (“TERF”) Trustees are pleased to announce this year’s grants and scholarships, totaling $98,785.

After careful consideration the following organizations were selected for grants in support of the TERF mission and included scholarships for equine-related education and equine research:

  • Retired Racehorse Project – Facilitates placement of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in second careers by increasing demand for them in equestrian sports, and educating the transitioning individuals and organizations in ex-racehorse training, soundness, care and nutrition.
  • Equine Advocates – Rescues, protects, and prevents the abuse of horses through education, investigation, rescue operations, the dissemination of information to the public, and the operation of a horse sanctuary for slaughter-bound, abused and neglected horses.
  • University of Pennsylvania –  TERF Scholarship –The TERF Opportunity Scholarship Fund provides financial support to Penn Vet students, with a preference for those intending to practice in equine medicine. Penn Vet selects the recipients based on academic criteria and financial need.
  • New Bolton Center Research Grant – Provides research support to investigate and compare two state-of-the-art cooling methods for the prevention and treatment of equine laminitis.
  • Cornell University – Scholarships – Advancing the understanding of animal and human health at the interface of discovery and application. They foster open collaboration across disciplines and institutional boundaries in order to deliver the greatest possible benefits to all of society.
  • Wilson College –  Scholarships – The Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Medical Technology (VMT) provides the student with skills in surgical nursing, anesthesia, clinical laboratory, animal handling, and radiology. All clinical tasks required by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) are performed by the student in a laboratory and clinical setting. The scholarships support students with an equine major.
  • University of Delaware Research Grant – Provides summer research support for two students with an equine major, and sharing of the research findings at a national equine meeting.
  • Mid Atlantic Horse Rescue – MAHR buys slaughter-bound ex-racehorses and adopts them into good homes as pleasure and sport horses, hosts clinics for riders to improve their skills in competitions using off-the-track-Thoroughbreds (“OTTB’s”), and provides a stream of OTTBs for 4H project horses for children across the country.
  • Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show – Supports riders of Thoroughbreds by providing affordable show fees, scholarships, stakes classes, and prizes in every division. By supporting riders of OTTBs, they are helping more OTTBs find second careers.

TERF co-chairs Herb Moelis and Dr. Jim Orsini, along with the entire board, many of whom also worked together on TERF’s predecessor organization, the Thoroughbred Charities of America Endowment Fund, are heartened and inspired by the TERF investment strategy that has maintained a balanced portfolio providing the income to support approximately $100,000 in grants and scholarships to organizations within the TERF mission, each and every year.

About Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (“TERF”)

 Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation, (“TERF”), formerly the Thoroughbred Charities of America (“TCA”) Endowment, is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to support and promote equine education and research by sponsoring scholarships in veterinary medicine and supporting organizations that are educating the public in the proper care of horses. TERF Trustees include Kathleen M. Anderson, DVM, former TCA Director Kathleen Crompton, Margaret Duprey, former TCA Directors Roy and Gretchen ackson, TCA Founders Herb and Ellen Moelis, CA Director ames A. Orsini, DVM, Toni Orsini, CA Director cott E. Palmer, VMD, TCA Director Dan Rosenberg, and Luc ungalia. TERF is co-chaired by Herb Moelis and r. im Orsini. For more information, please visit www.TERF.info