​Mid-Illinois Sport Horse Organization

MI-SHO is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to bring together hunter, jumper, dressage, eventing and sport horse enthusiasts to provide educational opportunities that promote horsemanship skills and to promote and govern shows that provide a fair and equitable competition for our members while promoting safety and sportsmanship at all times.  Because we believe that rider education is so important to the advancement of our members, we have implemented a grant program to allow our members to attend training clinics. 

Because the cost of clinics with top equestrian trainers can be over $100 per ride, MI-SHO would like to offer our members a way to make educational opportunities available and affordable.  It is important to continue to develop new skills to move up through the levels, but the expenses associated with this sport, do not always leave money available to attend clinics.

Members can apply for a $50 grant towards the fees for a clinic of their choice.  In turn, members are responsible for volunteering 2 hours to any not-for-profit charitable organization such as an equine therapeutic riding program or horse rescue. A list of organizations that would appreciate your contribution can be found below. In addition, members owe the organization a one page written article about what they learned during the clinic to be printed in our quarterly news letter so others will have the opportunity to learn through their insight.

We believe that this grant program will provide the educational opportunities our members need while fostering service before self.  

Apply for your Grant here!

Grants are made possible by: Waterloo Optimist Club, O'Brien Tire & Service Center, Earl & Marcia Buenger, Hopkins Equestrian Sports, Greenville Vet, and Gale Lockhart.