Dressage Foundation's Michael Poulin Dressage Fund Providing Support With Grant
Twenty-year-old Kaitlyn Hamilton from Oxford, Michigan will represent the United States at the first edition of the FEI Young Rider World Cup Dressage Final in Frankfurt, Germany, December 16 – 18, 2005. She will be riding her 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding “Noviembre” with whom she formed a successful partnership that led the way to the Region 2 team’s Gold Medal victory at the FEI North American Young Rider Championships in July. This combination also won the FEI Young Rider Team, Prix St. Georges and Young Rider Freestyle tests at the 2005 GAIG/USDF Region 2 Dressage Championships. Jochen Hippenstiel, head trainer at Tempel Farms, Illinois, has been training Hamilton and will accompany her to Frankfurt along with her parents.
To assist with the costs of this trip, Hamilton has been awarded a $7,950 grant from The Dressage Foundation from its Michael Poulin Dressage Fund. “This fund is such an appropriate source for this grant, as it fulfills the Fund’s purpose to support innovative programs that enhance our sport,” said John Boomer, President and CEO of The Dressage Foundation. “It fits so well with the goals of Olympian Michael Poulin, in whose honor this Fund was established by his friends, students and admirers.”