The Dressage Foundation has grants, scholarships, and programs that you may be eligible for. Below are a few with rapidly approaching deadlines.
Anne Barlow Ramsay $25,000 Grant One annual Grant of $25,000 is awarded to showcase talented American-bred horses ridden by United States citizens, by providing funds to train and compete in Europe.
Application deadline – October 25th
Captain John H. “Jack” Fritz Young Professionals Grants Grants of up to $500 each are available to individual participants to attend the USDF Young Rider Graduate Program.
Application deadline – December 1st
Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund Offers up to eleven $1,000 scholarships per year – one for each USDF Region plus two wild card scholarships. The scholarships enable adult amateurs to set aside quality time, in concentrated training, away from the daily pressures of job and family with a horse the recipient owns or formally leases.
Application deadline –September 15th
Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize Two $25,000 Prizes are available each year, to provide financial assistance for coaching and training to a talented, committed, qualified rider whose plan is to reach and excel at the elite, international standards of high performance dressage.
Application deadline – December 13th
Century Club Recognizes dressage riders and horses whose combined ages total 100 years or more. Horse and rider perform a dressage test of any level, at a dressage show or event, and are scored by a dressage judge or a professional. The Foundation presents each team with a Century Club plaque and ribbon.
Applications should be sent at least a month prior to the Century Club ride.
Major Anders Lindgren Scholarship Each year, two $2,000 scholarships and one $6,000 scholarship will be available for dressage instructors to train for an extended period of time in the United States.
Application deadline – September 30th
Veronica Holt Dressage Technical Delegate Fund Provides financial assistance to a USEF Dressage Technical Delegate who has been approved by the USEF Licensed Official Committee to gain promotion from ‘r’ (Recorded) to ‘R’ (Registered). The grant will initially be $500, to be used by the recipient to pay for costs associated with completing apprenticeship requirements at competitions.
Application deadline – July 1st has been extended indefinitely due to lack of applicants APPLY NOW!
To set your sites for next year, check out EVEN MORE opportunities below. http://www.dressagefoundation.org/grants-and-programs/apply/index.html For additional guidance, contact The Dressage Foundation at (402) 434-8585 or firstname.lastname@example.org .