Advocacy

WESA Gives Back

WESA extends continuing support to the larger equestrian industry through annual scholarship programs for National Little Britches Rodeo (NLBRA), National High School Rodeo (NHSRA) and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH).

The WESA Open Benefit Golf Tournament in conjunction with WESA’s September Market, brings 100 supporters together for a day of Industry networking and funding for these Associations and others, including Western Endowment Trust (WESTrust) the Urban Farm and The United States Pony Club. WESA contributes more than $20,000 annually to these charities as a way to support the Industry’s youth.

Below, you’ll find a brief description of each nonprofit organization WESA supports as well as links to their individual websites:

Future Farmers of America was founded by a group of young farmers in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting -... Learn more

The National High School Rodeo Association is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the development of sportsmanship, horsemanship and character in the youth of our country through the sport of rodeo. Created by Texas educator and... Learn more

NHSRA

The NLBRA, which was founded in 1952, is a youth rodeo organization for kids’ ages 5 to18. The NLBRA’s principal goal is to develop within its members and their families a spirit of fair competition and appreciation of good sportsmanship... Learn more

NLBRA info@nlbra.com (719) 389-0333

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.), a federally-registered 501(c3) nonprofit, was formed in 1969 as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association to promote equine-assisted activities and... Learn more

PATH (800) 369-RIDE (7433)

Pony Club is the largest equestrian educational organization in the world. The cornerstones of their foundation are education, safety, sportsmanship, stewardship and FUN. Members learn riding and the care of horses through mounted sports. The... Learn more

The United States Pony Club (859) 254-7669

The Urban Farm at Stapleton began in 1993 when its founders started a program for 15 inner city youth to learn about horses at a private farm. It subsequently expanded its programming to include animal and plant programs. The Urban Farm has... Learn more

The Urban Farm 303-307-9332

WESTrust, established in 2002, is a benevolent trust fund with the goal to assist deserving individuals in need within the Western Industry. The eligible recipients of WESTrust assistance will include:

WESTrust lilg_westrust@yahoo.com