Robert Dover Awards Christian Kennedy Future Stars Scholarship
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Robert Dover, after reviewing dozens of applications, will once again be giving two young riders the Christian Kennedy Future Stars Scholarship for 1 free month of training in Wellington anytime during the 2019 calendar year. Receiving scholarships are 12 year old, Kasey Denny, of Hutto, Texas, riding her 12 year old, Hanoverian gelding, San Dante and 14 year old, Tori Balles, from Bethal, PA., riding her 9-year-old, Danish Warmblood gelding, Romulus.
“I am thrilled to be able to give back to these 2 super American kids who I know will have fantastic futures in the sport of Dressage.”
This is the 3rd Year of the Christian Kennedy Future Stars Scholarship Program, the purpose of which is to identify and nurture young people who are U.S. citizens and who possess what Robert defines as “that X factor”. This same quality is looked for in young people applying to schools such as The Juilliard School of the Arts.
Past winners of the scholarship are:
Christian Kennedy, 20 years old and in who’s memory the scholarship is named
Sophia Schultz, 16 years old from Wellington, FL
Hannah Pierucci, 21 years old from Houston, TX
Robert Lueck, 19 years old from Long Island, NY
Geena Martin, 25 years old from Gainesville, FL
David Botana, 15 years old from Arora, IL,
Carly Veesers, 23 years old from Powers, MI
Paige Hendrick, 11 years old from Exeter, RI.