Awards

2020 THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION  AWARDS $12,000 TO CORNELL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

2020 THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $12,000 TO CORNELL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $ 12,000 to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine to be used for educational purposes.

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s mission is to advance veterinary medicine at the interface of discovery and application. They promote research at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and population levels to better inform the practice of medicine, public health, and policy. Cornell is dedicated to excellence in research, educational programs and professional service and seeks to advance understanding of both animal and human health, foster open collaboration across disciplines and institutional boundaries, and integrate discovery with application.

In the past, TERF generously awarded grants for need-based scholarships for students interested in pursuing equine medicine. Read More

2020 THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION  AWARDS $2000 TO MIDATLANTIC HORSE RESCUE

2020 THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $2000 TO MIDATLANTIC HORSE RESCUE

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $2000 to the MidAtlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR) for educational purposes.

MAHR’s mission is to rescue thoroughbreds from feed lots and kill pens and transition horses directly off the track. After quarantine and careful evaluation, horses are adopted into loving homes as sport horses and pets.

In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on the proper care of horses, TERF offers their financial assistance in 2020. MAHR plans to continue their thoroughbred-only clinic series at the farm with well-known professionals. These clinics are free for MAHR graduates and low cost for all other thoroughbreds. This gives incentives to adopters to adopt a thoroughbred from MAHR, as well as giving MAHR the opportunity to see adopted horses and their new owners on a regular Read More

2020 THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $4000 TO RETIRED RACEHORSE PROJECT

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) $4000 to be used for educational purposes.

RRP’s mission is to facilitate placement of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in second careers by increasing demand for them in the equestrian marketplace and educating equestrians to provide the training that secures their future. The driving force behind everything RRP does is educating the public, especially equestrians and equine enthusiasts, about the potential and versatility of off-track Thoroughbreds as riding and competition horses. RRP does this through their Read More

 

2020 THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION  AWARDS $10,000 TO THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT FOUNDATION

2020 THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $10,000 TO THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT FOUNDATION

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) $10,000 to be used for educational purposes.

The TRF’s mission is to rescue ex-racehorses, no longer able to compete at the racetrack, from neglect, abuse, and slaughter. Further, TRF collaborates with correctional facilities in eight states to provide vocational training to inmates who, in turn, care for horses that are not suitable for second athletic careers.

In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on the proper care of horses, TERF offers their financial assistance in 2020. TRF will use the funds to implement the Second Chances Farm Groom Elite (SCGE) Vocational program at all TRF Second Chance Programs.  TRF’s goal is to provide standardized Read More

2020 THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $16,000 TO WILSON COLLEGE

2020 THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $16,000 TO WILSON COLLEGE

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award Wilson College $16,000 to be used for educational purposes.

Wilson College’s mission is to empower students through an engaged, collaborative, liberal arts education which combines the skills and focused study needed for success in work and life. Through a close, supportive community that develops the mind and character of all students, Wilson College prepares students to meet the challenges of a global society.

Since 2015, 18 students have been awarded TERF scholarships to continue their education. Read More

 

2020 THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $10,000 TO BELMONT CHILDCARE ASSOCIATION, INC.

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award the Belmont Childcare Association, Inc. (BCCA) $10,000 to be used for educational purposes.

The mission of the BCCA is to provide a safe, supportive, and academically inspiring environment for the children of parents working in the Thoroughbred racing backstretch area located at New York’s historic Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack, and Saratoga Race Course.

BCCA received funds from TERF in 2019 which were used Read More

2020 TERF  AWARDS $20,000 TO  UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

2020 TERF AWARDS $20,000 TO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $ 20,000 to the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine to be used for equine research.

In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine research, TERF annually provides grant funding to organizations that are engaged in the research of issues which impact equine health.  Funding will be used to support research by Mary Robinson, VMD, PhD in a study of the use of bisphosphonates to medically treat equines. Bisphosphonates inhibit bone breakdown and are useful for treating bone disorders in horses. The study will provide evidence for a better understanding of the impact of the use of bisphosphonates in the treatment of Thoroughbreds Read More

 

 

2020 THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION  AWARDS $14,000 TO  UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

2020 THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $14,000 TO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $ 14,000 to the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine to be used to support the Opportunity Scholarship Fund for student scholarships.

In the past, TERF has generously awarded grants for need-based scholarships for students interested in pursuing equine medicine. In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on the proper Read More

 

2020 THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $108,000 IN GRANTS

2020 THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $108,000 IN GRANTS

September 1, 2020 – The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $108,000 in grants to nine organizations. With the vision and mission of bettering the life of Thoroughbred, TERF primarily aims to support students in pursuit of education in Equine Medicine and to fund research efforts which better the life of the Thoroughbred horse. The Board of Directors of TERF carefully selected this year’s grant recipients in a competitive grant making process.

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2019 | THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $3000 TO  FAIR HILL THOROUGHBRED SHOW

2019 | THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $3000 TO FAIR HILL THOROUGHBRED SHOW

November 15, 2019 – The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award the Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show $3000 to further the education of students. Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show’s mission is to encourage ownership of Thoroughbreds as sport horses by rewarding those who own and ride them in second careers.

The Fair Hill Thoroughbred show provides a welcoming horse show geared to the needs of Thoroughbreds transitioning to second careers. They offer a scholarship program so riders can further their careers, as well as a free clinic, featuring a prominent clinician each year.

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2019 | THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION  AWARDS $10000 TO EQUINE ADVOCATES

2019 | THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $10000 TO EQUINE ADVOCATES

November 1, 2019 –  The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award Equine Advocates $10,000 to be used for educational purposes. Equine Advocates’ mission is to rescue, protect, and prevent the abuse of equines through education, investigation, rescue operations, the dissemination of information to the public and through the operation of a horse sanctuary for slaughter-bound, abused and neglected equines.

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2019 | THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $15000 TO WILSON COLLEGE

2019 | THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $15000 TO WILSON COLLEGE

October 17, 2019 – The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $15,000 to Wilson College to further the education of its students.

Wilson College’s mission is to empower students through an engaged, collaborative, liberal arts education that combines the skills and focused study needed for success in work and life.

For the past four years, TERF has generously funded Wilson College, providing scholarships to fourteen students in alignment with their own mission, to support and promote equine education and research by sponsoring scholarships in veterinary medicine. With TERF’s continued assistance, Wilson College will be able to award scholarships this year in the areas of Veterinary Medical Technology, Animal Studies and Equine majors (Equestrian Studies, Equine-Facilitated Therapeutics, Equine Journalism). These scholarships will ensure that passionate students develop the skills necessary to create a bright future for the Thoroughbred.

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2019 | THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $5000 TO  RETIRED RACEHORSE PROJECT

2019 | THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $5000 TO RETIRED RACEHORSE PROJECT

October 4, 2019 –  The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) $5000 to be used for educational purposes.

RRP’s mission is to facilitate placement of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in second careers by increasing demand for them in the marketplace and educating an army of equestrians to provide the training that secures their future.  The driving force behind everything RRP does is educating the public, especially equestrians and equine enthusiasts, about the potential and versatility of off-track Thoroughbreds as riding and competition horses. RRP does this through their popular Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium.

In 2018, TERF generously awarded RRP with a $20,000 grant that supported their expanded 4-day model of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, increased RRP presence at equine events throughout the U.S., and helped create the popular “Ask a Trainer Anything” feature, in which a panel of experts responded to training questions.

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2019 | THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION  AWARDS $80,000 IN GRANTS

2019 | THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $80,000 IN GRANTS

September 24, 2019 – The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award nearly $80,000 in grants to nine organizations. With the vision and mission of bettering the life of Thoroughbred, TERF primarily aims to support students in pursuit of education in Equine Medicine and to fund research efforts which better the life of the Thoroughbred horse. The Board of Directors of TERF carefully selected this year’s grant recipients in a competitive grantmaking process. The missions and programs of the organizations selected to receive this year’s grant awards reflect TERF’s strategic focus and vision as recently affirmed in a comprehensive strategic planning process.

In 2019, $15,000 was awarded to Wilson College; $14,285 to New Bolton Center; $10,000 to Equine Advocates; $6,000 to Cornell University; and $5,000 to Retired Racehorse Project to fund scholarships and education.  In addition, TERF granted $10,000 to Belmont Child Care Association; $10,000 to Maryland Horse Industry Foundation; and $3,000 to Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show. The funds will support these organizations’ general operating budgets. Lastly, $5,000 was awarded to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation to support their research efforts.

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2018 | GRANTS AWARDED

2018 | GRANTS AWARDED

The following grants were approved in 2018:

  • The Belmont Child Care Association Incorporated – approved for $10,000.00
  • Equine Advocates – approved for $10,000.00
  • Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show – approved for $6,000
  • Maryland Horse Industry Foundation -approved for $6,500
  • Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue Inc. –  approved for $5000.
  • University of Delaware –Equine Programs- approved for $5000.
  • UPenn Opportunity Scholarship – approved for $14,285
  • Wilson College – Scholarship Program- approved for $16,000 for 4 student scholarships.
  • Work-To-Ride – approved for $10,000

Total current Grant Allocations for 2018: $82,785.00

2017 | GRANTS AWARDED

2017 | GRANTS AWARDED

The following grants were approved in 2017:

  • The Belmont Child Care Association Incorporated- approved for $10,000.00
  • Equine Advocates Fair Hill Thoroughbred’s Show- approved for $15,000.00
  • Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show- approved for $5,000.00
  • Kentucky Equine Management Internship Program- approved for $5,000.00
  • Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue Inc.- approved for $5,000.00
  • New Bolton Center/Research Proposal/Penn Vet- approved for $19,100.00 (INDIRECT COSTS NOT SUPPORTED by TERF)
  • Retired Racehorse Project- approved for $20,000.00
  • Wilson College – Scholarship Program- approved for $10,000.00
  • Penn Vet Opportunity Scholarship installment: $14,285.00

Total Grant Allocations for 2017: $103,385.00

2016 | TERF ANNOUNCES NEARLY $100,000 IN GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2016

2016 | TERF ANNOUNCES NEARLY $100,000 IN GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2016

(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.

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2015 | TERF ANNOUNCES $100,000 ENDOWMENT COMMITMENT AND 2015 GRANTS

2015 | TERF ANNOUNCES $100,000 ENDOWMENT COMMITMENT AND 2015 GRANTS

(July 20, 2015, Lexington, KY) – Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation, (“TERF”) is pleased to announce its plan to donate $100,000 to The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (“Penn Vet”) to create an endowment for student scholarships.

The TERF Opportunity Scholarship Fund will provide financial support to Penn Vet students, with a preference for those intending to practice in equine medicine. Penn Vet will select the recipients based on academic criteria and financial need.

Penn Vet’s Opportunity Scholarship Program was established 17 years ago and is a unique program that provides financial support and matches each student with practicing veterinarians who serve as mentors, sharing their knowledge and experience.

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2014 | PENN VET’S NEW BOLTON CENTER AND TERF ANNOUNCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS; TERF GRANTS NOW TOTAL OVER $250,000

2014 | PENN VET’S NEW BOLTON CENTER AND TERF ANNOUNCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS; TERF GRANTS NOW TOTAL OVER $250,000

(Oct. 7, 2014, Kennett Square, PA) –The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce that three Penn Vet students were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (“TERF”).

One year ago to the day, the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (formerly the TCA Endowment) was formed. TERF 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.  It’s been a busy year for TERF with this latest round of scholarships bringing the TERF grants total to over a quarter of a million dollars.

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2014 | CORNELL UNIVERSITY AND TERF ANNOUNCE 2014 GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2014 | CORNELL UNIVERSITY AND TERF ANNOUNCE 2014 GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

(July 1, 2014, Lexington, KY) –Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Trustees of Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (“TERF”) has announced the selection of TERF grant and scholarship recipients chosen at their bi-annual board meeting May 22, 2014.

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine received $12,000 in scholarships to be divided between two students. The students stood out not only in academics, but in the scope of their activities related to horses and in their action plans for putting the scholarship awards to good use.

“A scholarship such as this represents a tremendous gift, and makes a meaningful difference in students’ lives,” said Katherine M. Edmondson, the College’s assistant dean for learning and instruction. “We are extremely grateful for the TERF’s continued generosity in supporting two more talented students at Cornell. Both students are absolutely thrilled to have been selected, and I am confident this support will help them pursue promising careers in equine medicine.”

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2013 | CORNELL VET STUDENTS EARN SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION (“TERF”)

2013 | CORNELL VET STUDENTS EARN SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION (“TERF”)

ITHACA, N.Y., Thursday, December 19, 2013 — Jesse Tyma and Daniel Jackson, both students at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, have been awarded scholarships by the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (“TERF”).

“The TERF Scholarships are making a meaningful impact on talented students who will contribute a great deal to the veterinary profession across the span of their careers,” said Katherine M. Edmondson, Assistant Dean for Learning and Instruction at Cornell’s veterinary college. “The scholarships provide invaluable financial assistance to our students and the encouragement to pursue opportunities that might otherwise be out of reach. We are very grateful to TERF for their support.”

Designed to assist students of promise to prepare for careers in equine medicine and surgery, the scholarships help TERF realize its mission to support and promote equine education and research.

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2013 | PENN VET’S NEW BOLTON CENTER AND THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION (“TERF”) ANNOUNCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

2013 | PENN VET’S NEW BOLTON CENTER AND THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION (“TERF”) ANNOUNCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

(November 13, 2013, Kennett Square, PA) –The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce that two Penn Vet students were each awarded a $6,000 scholarship from the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (“TERF”).

TERF is a non-profit charitable organization that supports and promotes equine education and research by sponsoring scholarships in veterinary medicine, as well as supporting organizations that are educating the public in the proper care of horses.

TERF supports Specialty Opportunity Scholarships to help promote careers in equine veterinary medicine. These scholarships are awarded to 3rd and 4th year students who intend to pursue such a career. Opportunity Scholarships pair recipients with Penn Vet graduates and clinicians as mentors and advisors.

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