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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 who demonstrate a financial need in order to participate in the Maclay Finals at the NHS.

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. Selected riders will receive the following:
  • Entry fees and stall at the ASPCA Maclay Finals at the NHS provided by an anonymous sponsor – value $963
  • Stipend of $1,000 to cover additional show-related expenses to compete in the ASPCA Maclay Finals at the NHS
2. The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant is open to riders who qualify to compete in the ASPCA MaclayFinals through the Regional competitions. Riders must apply online from September 16 – October 6, 2017 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: State why the ASPCA Maclay Finals is important to the National Horse Show and to the applicant
    • 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 riders based upon the application and required two-part essay.

The 2017 Leo Conroy Maclay Grant Application will be available on September 16, 2017.