4-H Grants awarded from Trail Ride proceeds

Posted: March 9th, 2017

To all 4-H participants that have a horse project in Ohio,

We are please to announce that we are offering grants to Ohio 4-H Horsemen and women again this year.

We will be awarding grants in the amounts of $250 to any current 4-H participant in Ohio that meets the guidelines. Half of the profits that are raised from the event held June 8-11, 2017 will award as many $250 grants that we are able to.

In order to apply for the grant, you must follow these simple guidelines. 1) Must be a current 4-H participant and have a horse that will be taken to fair in 2017. 2) Write an essay about you and your horse and why this grant would help you in your horse activities along with what your plans would be for the money. 3) Include the 4-H club name, County you are participating in, at least 2 of your club advisors along with their contact number for a reference and verification. 4) Include a picture of you and your horse. 5) Your name, address & phone number. 6) All information must be mailed to Cynthia Bauman at 1300 Downing St SW, East Sparta, Ohio 44626. No Emailing please.

There will only be a limited number of grants and that amount can not be determined till the event is held. It will be very hard to choose which participants will win the grants. We will have a committee that will read each essay & Confirm your 4-H involvement. It will be taken into consideration who sent in their essay first, how well it is put together and the need for the grant. To help in the decision making, each participant is highly encouraged to come to the event held on June 8-11, 2017. If you are able to attend, with or without a horse, please make sure you introduce yourself to the head of the committee, Cynthia Bauman. If you are staying for the weekend we will need reservations but if just coming for the day you do not need them.

Our main goal is to be able to help youth get more involved with their horses and family. Wether you are inneed of money to go to the state fair, buy show clothes, buy new/safe tack, pay 4-H fees, vet checks, farrier visits, stable rent, grain or hay; we hope that this can help each of our youth horsemen accomplish what they need to so they can continue riding their dreams! This in itself is what we gain!

OQHA & Tri-Co would love to have your help spreading the news about our grant and trail ride do that everyone has the opportunity to win! With that, the higher the attendance/participation is at the weekend, the more grants that we will be able to give out. Be sure to tell your friends and family to come and help support your grant winning!

Deadline for all applicants is postmarked by May 20, 2017. 

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from all of you and seeing you at the weekend! If you have any questions feel free to call/text me at 330-323-3559, email at tricotrails@gmail.com or see our website at Tri-Cotrails.org (information on the weekend will also be found here also.)

Cynthia Bauman
OQHA/Tri-Co All breed Trail Ride & Trail Challenge Coordinator