Minnesota Hay Bank Receives Grant from Canterbury Park

Summer 2014 — The Minnesota Hay Bank has received a $3,000 grant from the Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund to support the mission of the Minnesota Hay Bank and feed horses in need this coming winter.

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The Minnesota Hay Bank was awarded the grant by the Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund at a time when financial and in-kind donations are needed more than ever. The high price of hay, coupled with a longer-than-anticipated winter in Minnesota and heavy rains this spring, has put added pressure on horse owners everywhere, but especially those already struggling to feed their horses.

“We are so grateful for the support we have received from Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund since we launched the Minnesota Hay Bank in 2012,” said Laura Hutchinson, Chair of the Minnesota Horse Coalition’s Fundraising Committee. “Canterbury has been consistently there for us, with both in-kind and financial support, and this second grant comes at a critical time,” she added.

Since its launch in December 2012, the Minnesota Hay Bank has received over 80 applications for assistance to feed over 400 horses. With the Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund grant, the Minnesota Hay Bank has raised over $13,000 in 2014.

About the MNHWC

The Minnesota Horse Welfare Coalition is a group of organizations, attorneys, horse rescues, humane agents and individuals working to prevent equine neglect, abandonment and abuse. The Coalition is comprised of teams dedicated to solving different aspects of the problem through its Minnesota Castration Clinic, Minnesota Hay Bank, assisting and providing resources to law enforcement in criminal prosecutions of horse crimes, assisting with temporary foster care, veterinary assistance and euthanasia.

About Canterbury Park and Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund

Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Casino is Minnesota’s premier entertainment destination. Located in Shakopee, Minnesota, just 25 minutes from downtown Minneapolis & St. Paul, Canterbury Park is home to Live Racing, Simulcast Racing and a 24/7 Card Casino featuring Texas Hold’em, Blackjack and more.

The Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund (CPMF) originated in 2003 to unite Canterbury Park, our employees, horsemen and vendors in a common goal to provide assistance for charities benefiting equine organizations, responsible gaming programs and local causes.  The CPMF has grown into a successful grant program, awarding more than $750,000 in grants to Minnesota organizations since its inception.

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