The Dressage Foundation Awards $10,000 to U.S. Dressage Instructors
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Reese Koffler-Stanfield (Georgetown, KY) was awarded the $6,000 Lindgren Scholarship. Reese is a USDF Certified Instructor through 4th Level and has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold Freestyle Bar medals. She plans to use the funds to train with Kathy Connelly.
Jami Kment (Palmyra, NE) was also awarded a $2,000 Scholarship. She has earned her Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals and is a USDF “L” Program graduate. Jami will use the scholarship to train with Kathy Connelly.
Since 1996, The Dressage Foundation has offered annual instructor scholarships in Major Anders Lindgren's name. Major Lindgren was an accomplished dressage rider, having won the 1971 Swedish Dressage Championship and ridden on the Swedish Olympic Team in 1972. He also won the Scandinavian Eventing Championship in 1959. Lindgren's contribution to American dressage was large, as he was solidly committed to the education of U.S. dressage instructors. 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.
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