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Beach Polo World Cup Returning to Miami Beach

March 12, 2019 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'

April 26th – April 28th

Tickets on Sale Now for the Coveted Polo Event on the Sands of South Beach

MIAMI BEACH, FL – Beach Polo World Cup has announced its return to the sands of South Beach from April 26th – April 28th and tickets are on sale today. The Beach Polo World Cup is a three-day world class event held on the sands of Miami Beach at Collin Park between 21st & 22nd Street.

Throughout the multi-day tournament, six international teams comprised of renowned polo players including Nic Roldan, Alejandro Novillo Astrada, Jason Crowder, Melissa Ganzi & Tito Gaudenzi will compete for the coveted trophy. There will also be 4 women’s teams competing separately. Each day is comprised of high goal polo matches featuring some of the best players in the world along with a series of offsite events that fuse polo, fashion and luxury.

“We are thrilled to bring Beach Polo World Cup back to Miami Beach for the second year in a row!” said Tito Gaudenzi, Founder of Beach Polo and President of Lifestyle Companies. “This year we are taking the event to new heights with an all-new setup and amazing activations daily. We look forward to making this one of Miami Beach’s premier annual events.”

Spectator viewing of both competitions and the adjacent Retail Village is complimentary and concessions will be available to purchase. VIP daily tickets and weekend ticket packages are available for purchase and will offer access to the shaded Grandstand where complimentary food and drinks will be served. Tickets can be purchased here.

Notables including Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary and Daymond John, Sex & The City writer Candace Bushnell, Jeremy Shockey and Caroline Vreeland were in attendance at the 2018 Beach Polo World Cup.

For event updates, announcements and more information about Beach Polo World Cup, visit www.miamipolocup.com

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March 12, 2019 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'

Skye Anna Nye-Smith teaches Tale of the Heart to dance at the Harmony Horsemanship clinic organized by Second Chance Thoroughbreds. Photo by Collette Duddy, Second Chance Thoroughbreds.

Applications due Wednesday, April 24

March 6, 2019 — Lexington, KY — USA Equestrian Trust® is pleased to announce it is now accepting proposals from IRS-registered equine non-profit organizations for its 2019 grants program.

To submit an application, visit trusthorses.org and complete the online form. Any organization applying must submit copies of its IRS non-profit determination letter and most recent Form 990, as well as a proposed budget for its project. The deadline to submit applications for the foundation’s 2019 grants program is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, April 24.

The Trust’s financial support has been dedicated largely but not exclusively for initiatives that are productive across several national-level discipline and/or breed boundaries. The Trust welcomes applications for need-based projects and encourages applicants to detail those in their applications. Among the past recipients of Trust funding are:

Second Chance Thoroughbreds: $1,200 was awarded in 2017 to fund an educational workshop on retraining Thoroughbreds. “Without the grant from USA Equestrian Trust, Second Chance Thoroughbreds would not have been able to bring expert trainers Steuart Pittman or Lindsey Partridge to our rural area location in Spencer, NY,” said Executive Director Collette Duddy.

The Livestock Conservancy: $10,500 was awarded in 2017 to support a summit on endangered breeds. “The greatest accomplishment of the gathering was to bring together a wide diversity of breed groups, scientists and horse industry leaders in one place to unify their efforts, learn from each other’s expertise and collectively work toward common goals,” said Senior Program Manager Jeannette Beranger. “A year later, the ripple effects are still being felt throughout this community, opening doors to new markets and reproductive technologies previously underutilized or even unknown by most rare breed owners. The effect of the grant money was more than any of us could have imagined, giving all involved a solid sense of direction and the tools to accomplish meaningful breed conservation across the country and beyond.”

Funding available for USA Equestrian Trust grants includes more than $28,000 reserved for Hunter and Jumper non-profit programs and activities in California and Nevada. Applicants for this fund should make clear their intention to apply for grants available from this specific reserve.

If you have any questions about applying, please e-mail grants@trusthorses.org.

About USA Equestrian Trust

USA Equestrian Trust’s mission is to assist in preserving and/or enhancing the quality of equestrian sport in the United States of America. Its objects and purposes are exclusively charitable, educational and dedicated to the fostering of equestrian sports. The Trust is a private foundation pursuant to the United States Internal Revenue Code.