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The Ins and Outs of GaitWay Scholarships

Horses are very expensive and that is one of the reasons prices for lessons are so high.

Here are some of the costs to take care of horses: Annually, horses cost about $10,800.00 in hay, $4,000.00 in feed, 1,100.00 in supplements, $5,900.00 in shavings and $6,800.00 in farrier bills. All of this does not include vaccinations and teeth floating etc.



We do everything to be able to keep all cost as low as possible to be able to help riders afford it. GaitWay understands that our prices are still high for some people especially those affected by COVID. Regardless of each rider’s status we believe our services will help anyone who will benefit from them.


Who funds GaitWay’s Scholarships

The E.J. Ourso Foundation funded our scholarships in 2020. This year the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation are funding all our 2021 scholarships. To keep our scholarship program funded we write grant proposals to several different organizations. Being able to provide our service is just as important to make sure we have the availability for our riders on scholarship.

Who qualifies for a GaitWay Scholarship

The gross income is not the only factor we take in when assessing your application. For people that are having trouble with income due to COVID we are definitely considering that also. They are also awarded on several other circumstances.


The process for Applying for a GaitWay Scholarship


  • Go to GaitWay’s website

  • Go to the ride section of our website

  • Click the Scholarship application

  • Fill that information out and fax it or email it to ​office@gaitway.org

  • The staff will look at the application and contact you with the amount received

  • If you receive a scholarship you will have to reapply every year


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St. Gabriel, LA 70776

225-319-7344

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