John Pearce GP WK3_1The Grand Prix de Santa Fe

The Grand Prix de Santa Fe is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting, advancing and showcasing the equestrian community of New Mexico. Since it’s inception in 2004, the Grand Prix de Santa Fe has generated more than $150,000 for local and regional nonprofit organizations serving at-risk children and equines, as well as land and cultural preservation. In its third season at HIPICO Santa Fe, the Grand Prix de Santa Fe will take place on Sunday 13 August 2017 as the grand finale to the Santa Fe Summer Series.

Beneficiaries

New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding (NMCTR)

The New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding is a community-based nonprofit that enriches and expands the lives of Northern New Mexico children, youth, and adults with special needs through equine-assisted activities and therapies. They are a 501(c)3 nonprofit and a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship or PATH, Int. In NMCTR moved to its new home at HIPICO Santa Fe in January 2016. For more information visit: www.nmctr.org

Grand Prix de Santa Fe Scholarship Program

The Board of Directors of the Grand Prix de Santa Fe is pleased to announce the continuation of a scholarship to benefit students pursuing university degree programs in the areas of veterinary medicine, veterinary technician medicine and/or agricultural studies. Created in 2015, the one-year scholarship, in the amount of $5,000, will be awarded to a student meeting the established merit- and need-based guidelines.

New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project (NMSIP)

The New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project was established in 1994 in response to growing concern about the increasing number of youth suicides in Santa Fe County and Northern New Mexico. NMSIP is the only community-based organization in Santa Fe County and the surrounding area providing free services with programs specifically aimed at preventing the loss of young lives – lives lost before they’ve event started.

In its efforts to combat this tragic trend, NMSIP has established numerous prevention, intervention and training programs in Northern New Mexico. For more information please visit: www.nmsip.org

TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program

Founded in 2012 by the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA), in collaboration with the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the New York Thoroughbred Breeders (NYTB), the TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program is committed to promoting and developing second careers for racehorses when they have retired from the track. TAKE2 funds prize money and awards in hunter and jumper classes restricted to Thoroughbreds that are eligible to be registered with The Jockey Club. The goal is to create a market for retired racehorses, ensuring secure futures beyond the racetrack. The Santa Fe Summer Series was proud to offer designated hunter and jumper classes for eligible Thoroughbreds during our 2015 inaugural event. We were the first Zone 8 horse show to offer Take2 classes. For more information please visit: www.take2tbreds.com.