The Dressage Foundation is proud to announce this year's recipients of the Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund Scholarships for Adult Amateurs. Each will receive a $1,000 Scholarship to enable them to set aside quality time in concentrated training with their horse, trainer of choice, and away from the daily pressures of job and family.
"Thanks to the generosity of Carol Lavell, her family, and friends, we are pleased to provide this financial support to adult amateurs who not only make time to further their dressage education, but who are tremendous volunteers for their dressage clubs," said Jenny Johnson, Executive Director of The Dressage Foundation. “Without the effort of volunteers such as these, dressage would not be alive and well in communities across the country. They certainly deserve to have some time away to concentrate on their riding!”
Up to eleven $1,000 grants are available each year - one per United States Dressage Federation Region and two wild card grants that can be awarded in any Region. The following Adult Amateurs were chosen as recipients from their respective USDF Regions to receive grants for training in the 2017 calendar year.
USDF Region 1 – Sharon Hess (PA) and her Oldenburg, Kalander Boy, will train with Andrea Velas. Sharon is a member of Western Pennsylvania Dressage Association.
USDF Region 2 – Kate Snyder (KY) and her Off-Track Thoroughbred, Safely Spun, will train with Laura Burket. Kate is a member of Kentucky Dressage Association.
USDF Region 3 – Patricia Estes (FL) and her Appaloosa, Herman, will train with Greta Wrigley. Patricia is a member of Arredondo Dressage Society.
USDF Region 3 – Cheryl Tobey (GA) and her Arabian, Chloe, will train with Greta Wrigley. Cheryl is a member of Coastal Empire Dressage Association.
USDF Region 5 – Sarah Lindsten (AZ) and her KWPN, Cookie, will train with Bobbie Lynn McKee. Sarah is a member of Arizona Dressage Association.
USDF Region 7 – Viva Medina (HI) and her KWPN, Temelrite, will train with Lehua Custer. Viva is a member of Hawaii State Dressage Society.
USDF Region 8 – Karen Norton (CT) and her Oldenburg, Red Baron, will train with Renee Suprenant. Karen is a member of Connecticut Dressage and Combined Training Association.
USDF Region 8 – Linda Lambert (CT) and her Hanoverian, Wunderlich, will train with Nancy Lavoie. Linda is a member of Connecticut Dressage and Combined Training Association.
USDF Region 9 – Arlene Gaitan (TX) and her Swedish Warmblood/Arabian, Questt, will train with Judy Campbell Urban. Arlene is a member of Alamo Dressage Association.
For more information about The Dressage Foundation and the Gifted Memorial Fund, visit www.dressagefoundation.org