I got the grant!! More information to come.
On another note, the mare is really coming along well. This morning I rode her for my vet to watch, and he liked her, although we of course noted that she has a ways to go. She just needs mileage. Around and around and around that ring. This morning I jumped her over a crossrail for the first time too! The video is here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQZjjefg_xQ