The American Quarter Horse Foundation Receives Largest Gift in History

April 24th, 2013 10:58 AM | No Comments

The American Quarter Horse Foundation receives its largest gift in history, totaling more than $3.5 million from the Margaret A. Haines Estate.

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The late Margaret A. Haines of Morrison, Illinois, was a passionate and vocal supporter of the health and well-being of horses. Her bequest of more than $3.5 million to the American Quarter Horse Foundation ensures that AQHA will remain focused on the health and well-being of horses. Haines’ gift to the Foundation is unprecedented.

“She was a great lady, and we are extremely grateful for her generosity as it allows us to carry out her wishes,” said Don Treadway Jr., AQHA executive vice president. “Our priorities are the same, and this gift will ensure we do this in perpetuity.”

The Foundation will allocate the money to three main areas: equine research, scholarships and educational exhibits of the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum.

More than $1 million of Haines’ endowed gift will fund cutting-edge research studies at qualified universities. These studies in support of equine research include controlling and treating laminitis, the study of immunizations and vaccinations for infectious diseases, and genetic and musculoskeletal injury treatment.

More than $1.7 million of Haines’ gift will endow an existing scholarship given by her, the Margaret A. Haines Telephony Scholarship for Veterinary Medicine. Her gift will provide for educational support of outstanding fourth-year equine veterinary students.

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