Dressage Foundation's Grant/Scholarship Fall Deadlines

Carol Lavell and Gifted
Carol Lavell and Gifted

Adult Amateurs: Gifted Fund Scholarship for Adult Amateurs - Due 9/15/2011
This $1,000 Scholarship enables 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. Applicants can be riding dressage at ANY level. Volunteerism within a GMO is very important. Up to nine scholarships (one per USDF Region) are offered each year.

Dressage Instructors: Major Anders Lindgren Scholarships for Dressage Instructors - Due 9/30/2011
Two $2,000 Scholarships are available each year to dressage instructors to train in a concentrated amount of time of at least one week, away from home. Applicants are not required to be Certified Instructors, but it is suggested that applicants use the scholarship money to train with a Certified Instructor or USDF Instructor Certification Program Faculty Member. One $6,000 Scholarship can be awarded each year to a dressage instructor, preferably to those in the USDF Certified pool, Training through Fourth Levels. The scholarship will enable the applicant to train in a longer concentrated time period away from home.

High Performance: Anne L. Barlow Ramsay Annual $25,000 Grant - Due 10/25/2011
The purpose of this annual grant is to showcase talented American-bred horses ridden by United States citizens, by providing funds to train and compete in Europe. The horse and rider applicants will be competing successfully at Prix St. George or higher, and demonstrate an ability to move forward into High Performance competition. The successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to be an ambassador for the American-bred horse in Europe.

Carol Lavell $25,000 Advanced Dressage Prize - Due 12/13/2011
The Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize provides 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. Up to two prizes will be available annually in the amount of $25,000 each, to riders who is are US citizens, over 21 years of age, and are selected by a distinguished national panel of Dressage leaders. Selection criteria are merit and need.

For more information, visit www.dressagefoundation.org or call (402) 434-8585.