March 13, 2012 - The Dressage Foundation is now accepting applications from U.S. dressage breeders who want to continue their education in the United States or overseas. The Elysium Farm Fund for U.S. Breeder Excellence, established at The Dressage Foundation in 2011 by Abbey Henderson, provides financial assistance to breeders to pursue educational opportunities related to breeding that will advance their careers, promote sound breeding practices and further enhance the quality of U.S.-bred dressage horses.
Specifically, the Elysium Farm Fund for U.S. Breeder Excellence supports attendance at educational programs related to breeding, such as a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Sport Horse Seminar, the American Hanoverian Society Breed Orientation Course, the Hannoveraner Verband’s Breed Orientation Course, or similar educational program. No preference is given to programs focusing on a particular breed. Preference is given to USDF members.
The maximum amount to be awarded will be $1,000 per year for programs held in the U.S. and up to $5,000 per year for programs held overseas. The amount awarded will depend on the financial plan provided as part of the application.
Completed applications are due to The Dressage Foundation by May 1st for consideration. Grant announcements will be made no later than August 1st.
Application and donation information for the Elysium Farm Fund for U.S. Breeder Excellence is available at The Dressage Foundation website, www.dressagefoundation.org.
For more information about The Dressage Foundation, please contact Jenny Johnson or Melissa Filipi at (402) 434-8585 or visit www.dressagefoundation.org.
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.