Lincoln, NE - The Dressage Foundation is proud to announce this year's recipients of the Carol Lavell Gifted Scholarships for Adult Amateurs. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 Scholarship to enable them to set aside quality time in concentrated training with a horse they own, with a trainer of choice, away from the daily pressures of job and family. "Adult Amateurs are such an important part of our sport," said Jenny Johnson, Administrative Manager of The Dressage Foundation. "We are thrilled to be able to provide these Scholarships to such a worthy group of Dressage enthusiasts!" The Gifted Fund was originally seeded with Donations from Carol Lavell, which she received in special remembrance of her great Dressage horse, “Gifted.”
Friends of The Dressage Foundation and Carol Lavell have added donations, and the Scholarship Fund has grown steadily over the years. With a recent generous donation from Gordon Cadwgan, Carol's father, The Dressage Foundation was able to increase the amount of each Scholarship from $900 to $1,000.
A prominent Selection Committee has chosen the following Adult Amateurs as recipients from their respective USDF Regions to receive $1,000 grants for training in the 2011 calendar year.USDF
Region 1 – Robin Davis Hahn (NC) and her horse, Brav-o, plan to train with Jules Nyssen. Robin is a member of North Carolina Dressage & Combined Training Association.
USDF Region 2 – Nancy Spear (IL) and her horses, Guinevere and Festus, plan to train with Ed Rothkranz. Nancy is a member of Little Egypt Dressage Association and CenterLine Dressage.
USDF Region 4 – Lydia Major (MN) and her horse, Mi Tough, plan to train with Alison Sader Larson. Lydia is a member of Central States Dressage & Eventing Association.
USDF Region 4 - Trudy Tatum (IA) and her horses, Pulsar and Vahini, plan to train with Jami Kment. Trudy is a member of Iowa Dressage & Combined Training Association.
USDF Region 9 – Christy Sanantonio (LA) and her horse, Grenadier, plan to train with Heather Blitz. Christy is a member of Southern Eventing & Dressage Association.
The Dressage Foundation
The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt, donor-driven organization that is dedicated to supporting and advancing the sport of dressage. The organization solicits contributions, appropriately allocates the donations, and awards grants and scholarships to dressage riders of all ages and levels. For more information, please visit www.dressagefoundation.org.