November 18, 2021

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $2,500 to Amplify Horse Racing to be used for educational, mentorship, and career opportunities.

Amplify Horse Racing’s mission is to amplify careers and education in the Thoroughbred industry. They do this by supporting and enhancing existing educational and engagement initiatives, while creating and developing new opportunities that lead them into the future. Amplify wants to open doors for anyone to be involved, welcoming all backgrounds, organizations, initiatives, riding disciplines, and age groups. Their goal is to generate positivity, share knowledge and experience, and collaborate. 

Rahel Ayalew (left), a participant in one of Amplify’s educational Saratoga tours, with assistant trainer Brittney Atras (right) and Grade 1 winning filly Maracuja

Annise Montplaisir, President & Co-Founder states, “Amplify Horse Racing is honored to be a recipient of a TERF grant, and thankful for the support to continue advancing our mission of promoting education and careers in the Thoroughbred industry. One of our goals since Amplify’s inception has been to develop and launch a mentorship program for young adults interested in pursuing a Thoroughbred industry career. In August, we successfully launched the Amplify Horse Racing Mentorship Program, accepting 12 young adults from eight different states. We hope for it to grow and positively impact the lives of many youth and young adults, in addition to supporting industry employers who are searching for young candidates. Thank you TERF for helping us reach this milestone.”

Annise Montplaisir (left), Amplify Horse Racing Co-Founder and President, with Carol Hayes (right), a mentee of the inaugural intake of the Amplify Horse Racing Mentorship Program

In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education through inclusion and engagement, TERF continues to offer their financial assistance in 2021. 

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, Lucy Zungailia, Katelyn Jackson, and Lynn Cassimeris, Ph.D.

To learn more about TERF, 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:
Jamison Ludgate
Marketing & Communications Associate
Chester County Community Foundation
(484) 880 – 4527

About the Chester County Community Foundation
Headquartered in West Chester’s Lincoln Building, the Chester County Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter so their legacy philanthropy makes a difference now and forever. The Community Foundation holds nearly $90 million in trust and annually awards $4.5 million in grants and scholarships. To learn more about the Community Foundation, visit