The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $ 20,000 to the Foundation for the Horse, the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, to fund graduate student research.

In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine research, TERF annually provides grant funding to organizations that are engaged in the research of issues which impact equine health. Funding will be used to support research regarding Osteoarthritis (OA), which remains a debilitating and incurable condition for horses and humans alike. OA not only has a substantial financial impact, but also affects the welfare of the horse resulting in chronic pain, lameness, and even sometimes euthanasia. Research efforts will be directed at detecting early changes in the cartilage and bone which are the hallmarks of OA. Identification of early changes within the bone, that may precede changes within the cartilage and joints, would be instrumental in directing targeted therapies to slow the progression of disease.

TERF’s grants reflect the values set forth by founders Herb and Ellen Moelis. TERF’s current Board, includes co-Chairs Kathleen Anderson DVM, and James Orsini DVM, Margaret H. Duprey, Gretchen and Roy Jackson, Ellen and Herb Moelis, Wendy Moon, Anita Motion, Toni Orsini, Scott Palmer VMD, Josh Pons and Lucy Zungailia.

To make learn more about the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation please visit

To make a tax deductible donation to TERF, please visit or send a donation to TERF c/o The Chester County Community Foundation, 28 West Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382.

For further information, contact:

Beth Harper Briglia, CPA & CAP, Vice President, Philanthropy Services
Chester County Community Foundation (610) 696-8045

Beth Krallis, Marketing & Communications Officer
Chester County Community Foundation (484) 887-0467


The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation is a fund of the Chester County Community Foundation. A copy of the Chester County Community Foundation’s official registration and financial information may be obtained by calling the PA Dept. of State at 1-800-732-0999 (toll free in PA). Registration does not imply endorsement. EIN 23-2773822. For more information about TERF please visit For additional information, please contact Beth Harper Briglia, Vice President, Philanthropy Services, Chester County Community Foundation, (610) 696-8211