The Dressage Foundation Awards $10,000 to US Dressage Instructors
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The Dressage Foundation has announced that a total of $10,000 has been awarded to U.S. dressage instructors through the Major Anders Lindgren Scholarship program. Due to the recent restructuring of the scholarship guidelines, to provide up to three scholarships per year for the recipients to train in the United States, interest was very high. This year, the Selection Committee chose the following recipients:
Sara Schmitt (NJ) is the recipient of a $2,000 Lindgren Scholarship. She has been instructing for 25 years, from Training Level through Grand Prix. Sara is the resident trainer at Hawk Hollow Ranch in Bedminster, NJ, and is also an active competitor. She plans to train with Belinda Nairn-Wertman in early 2012.
Emily Wagner (KS) was also awarded a $2,000 Scholarship, and will train with Lilo Fore in January and February. She has been an instructor for nine years and teaches mostly adults who ride Training Level to Prix St. George. Emily and her homebred horse, WakeUp, represented the U.S. at the 2010 World Breeding Championships.
Over a ten-year period, almost 1,000 participating instructors learned from his systematic, structural approach to teaching dressage at the USDF/Violet Hopkins National Seminars for Dressage Instructors, and then at the National Symposium. Major Lindgren passed away in 2010, at the age of 85. The Dressage Foundation is proud to offer these important scholarships in his honor.
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.
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