Renee Isler Helps Young Riders with New Fund at The Dressage Foundation

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Renee Isler (MA) has been providing financial help to Young Riders for some time, and now establishes the "Renee Isler Dressage Support Fund" at The Dressage Foundation.  One of its primary purposes is to help Young Rider applicants to the USDF FEI Jr/YR Clinics, who are in need of a financial boost in order to attend, if qualified and accepted.

Renee's new Fund has designated up to nine grants of $800 each, one for each of the nine USDF Regions, or a total of $7200 in annual funding for this purpose.  USDF Participating Youth Members between the ages of 14-21 are eligible to apply for this outstanding Clinic Series, with priority given to those riders currently at Third Level or above.

Sue Blinks, Kathy Connelly, George Williams and Jan Ebeling are the instructors.  Details of this program and how to apply can be found at www.usdf.org.

"The Dressage Foundation has provided a $25,000 grant annually for each of the past six years, or a total investment of $150,000, to help make the program possible," said John Boomer, President and CEO of The Dressage Foundation.  "And, now Renee Isler steps forward with additional funding to support those Young Riders who need some financial help in order to apply and participate.  We are proud and thankful to Renee for putting her funds in place for such a good cause," Boomer added.