Amanda Hill Young Breeders Incentive Grant
The Amanda Hill Young Breeders Incentive Grant celebrates the memory of Amanda Hill and her connection with the equine industry. Amanda was a long time Morgan owner, exhibitor, and breeder whose passion for the Morgan horse was highlighted in her volunteer work across the Morgan industry. Amanda was instrumental in the establishment of AMHA’s Young Adult Alliance and was a strong supporter of the annual Morgan Stallion Sweeps held at the New England Morgan Horse Show. Combining these two passions, this grant was created in Amanda’s name to ensure her work and passion for the Morgan industry lives on in the areas where her personal connection ran deep.
The Amanda Hill Young Breeders Incentive Grant is designed to help young Morgan breeders achieve their breeding dreams. It may be awarded annually to a young AMHA member (under the age of 40) who is establishing a breeding program intended to strengthen the quality of the Morgan breed. Amanda had a vision that recognized the need for younger generations to continue these breeding programs so that the love of the Morgan horse could be shared from generation to generation.
This year's Grant (2023) was $2,500. The selected recipient will be announced and the grant formally presented in July at the New England Regional Morgan Horse Show in Northampton, Massachusetts.
The application period will reopen in Spring 2024. The deadline to apply (around mid-June 2024) will be announced. Applications received after the deadline will NOT be eligible.
For the application form and FAQ's regarding this program, click HERE.
Completed application forms should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent Recipients of the Amanda Hill Young Breeders Incentive Grant
2023 - Melanie Noble of Rowley, Massachusetts
2022 - Jenny Bartell of Imbler, Oregon (Inaugural Year - Awarded at the 2022 Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show)