Co-Manager, Chairman, Rider, Trainer, and Friend

The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant.

- In Memory of Leo Conroy -

The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant

Leo Conroy, co-manager of the National Horse Show and Chairman of the ASPCA Maclay Finals, passed away early in January, 2015. Leo was a valuable asset to the NHS and a devoted supporter. To commemorate his loyalty and dedication, the National Horse Show has established a grant fund in his name: The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant. This grant will be awarded to up to five (5) Maclay riders and three (3) Hamel Foundation NHS 3'3" Equitation riders who demonstrate a financial need in order to participate in their divisions at the National Horse Show.

The ASPCA Maclay Finals held a special place in Leo’s heart, having been a rider and equitation trainer for most of his life.

Guidelines

1. The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant will provide financial assistance for up to five (5) Maclay riders and three (3) Hamel Foundation NHS 3'3" Equitation riders. Selected riders will receive the following:
  • Entry fees and stall at the ASPCA Maclay Finals OR the Hamel Foundation NHS 3'3" Equitation Championship at the NHS provided by an anonymous sponsor
  • Stipend to cover additional show-related expenses to compete in the ASPCA Maclay Finals OR the Hamel Foundation NHS 3'3" Equitation Championships at the National Horse Show
2. The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant is open to riders who qualify to compete in the ASPCA Maclay Finals through the Regional competitions, and those who qualify to compete in the Hamel Foundation NHS 3'3" Equitation Championships. Riders must apply online from September 15 – October 4, 2018 at the end of this page to be considered for the Grant.  Previous recipients of the Leo Conroy Maclay Grant may not re-apply. 
3. The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant will require the following:
  • Rider’s complete contact information
  • Trainer’s complete contact information
  • Three (3) references
  • Two-part essay:
    • Part 1: How have your equestrian experiences added to the development of your personal character?
    • Part 2: Describe the applicant’s basis for financial need
4.The LEO CONROY MACLAY GRANT Committee will thoroughly review all applicants, and award the Grant up to five (5) qualified Maclay riders and three (3) Hamel Foundation NHS 3'3" Equitation Championship based upon the application and required two-part essay.

 


 

Application submission closed October 4.