Grant Information

2019 Grants Awarded

Kankakee River State Park Horsemen’s Campground

Repair/replacement of the well at the Equestrian Campground to provide fresh water for riders and horses who enjoy the state park

Beverly Farm Equestrian Center

Purchase of 17 orbit drum fans to provide ventilation and cooling for therapy and lesson horses as well as residents, riders and trainers at the center.

Morgan County Fair

Purchase of an electronic timing system for equestrian events enabling the Fair to host and expand equestrian events at the Fair.

Central Illinois Riding Therapy

New conveyor for loading manure into waste receptacles for recycling, saving labor and time, making the facilities a clean and healthy environment.

Riding Club of Barrington Hills

Repair of a public, multi-use trail in the Cook County Forest Preserves.  This trail provides for use by horses and their riders.

Coon Creek Ridge Riders Auxiliary

Purchase of gate panels to provide an arena for participants utilizing the camp as well as the Clay County 4-H Horse Show, Clay County Fair Junior Horse Show and the Illinois Junior High School Rodeo.

Illinois Ag in the Classroom

Partial funding for the Horse Ag Magazine, currently out of print, for 4th graders, educating and encouraging interest in horses.

Soul Harbour Ranch

Purchase of tack for miniature therapy horses and therapy dogs that visit hospitals, nursing homes, homes for the disabled, veterans, schools, libraries and community events.

Walk On Farm

Equipment repair for the safety and comfort of both horses and clients for equine-assisted activities for people with physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities.


Funding for new footing in a new indoor/outdoor arena.  The largest equine program in the country for veterans and holds the designation of a Professional Association of therapeutic Horsemanship International Premier Accredited Center.  Services are provided to children and adults with various diagnoses in addition to veterans.

Southern Illinois University Equine Sciences

Purchase of six horse chutes/stocks to be installed to allow a larger number of students with hands-on activities.  The expansion provides a mechanism for more specialized equine-related knowledge to students, horse owners, breeders and professionals.

IEPB Grant Requests

Potential grant recipients are encouraged to network and develop a grant for their local area that will benefit all equine enthusiasts. Proposals are due every year on November 15th and awarded during the Illinois Horse Fair in March of each year.