The Dressage Foundation's Continuing Education for Dressage Instructors Fund, established by Maryal and Charles Barnett in 2008, has recently awarded grants to six individuals to attend the United States Dressage Federation's Instructor Certification Program.
The following individuals each received a Continuing Education for Dressage Instructors grant: Christel Carlson (Spokane, WA), Jennifer Flowers (Statesville, NC), Sara Meeuwsen (Forest Grove, OR), Cody Pritchard (Milford, NY), Andrea Quale (North Plains, OR), and Mary Richmond Brown (Post Falls, ID).
Instructors attending any portion of the Instructor Certification Program, including the workshops, pre- certification, and testing, can use individual grants through this Fund. Individual grants are awarded twice per year and the next deadline for applications is February 1, 2016.
Additionally, grants of up to $1,000 are available to GMOs that are organizing an instructor education event. The funds can be used to offset some of the expenses involved in conducting a USDF Instructor Certification Program, or to organize a general educational event for area instructors. These applications must be received at least 90 days prior to the event.
For more information about the Continuing Education for Dressage Instructors Fund or The Dressage Foundation, please contact Jenny Johnson at (402) 434-8585 or visit www.dressagefoundation.org.