The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt, donor-driven organization that is dedicated to educating, supporting, and advancing the sport of dressage. The organization solicits contributions, appropriately allocates the donations, and awards grants and scholarships to dressage riders, judges, instructors, breeders, high performance teams, and nonprofit equestrian organizations. For more information, please visit www.dressagefoundation.org.
The Dressage Foundation is proud to announce 15 recipients of its Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund for Adult Amateurs. Each will receive a $1,500 grant to enable them to set aside quality time in concentrated training with their horse.
Posted on Jan 13, 2022
The Dressage Foundation (TDF) is pleased to announce that five young adults will participate in the first ever Young Rider International Dream Program trip to Wellington, Florida, in March 2022.
Posted on Jan 3, 2022
Brynne Varvel of Bloomington, IN, as the 2021 recipient of the AmandaJohnson Freestyle Fund grant. This Fund provides an annual grant of up to $2,000 to a young professional from USDF Region 2 or 4 to pay for the costs of creating a professionally prepared musical freestyle for competition.
Posted on Dec 8, 2021
The Dressage Foundation is pleased to announce that grants from the Cynthia Aspden Youth and Young Adult Development Fund have been awarded to four young riders. This Fund provides up to $1,000 of financial assistance to youth and young adult riders (age 25 and under) to aid in their development in dressage.
Posted on Nov 23, 2021
"This grant is a total game-changer for us, as we have big dreams and a very limited budget for our journey."
Posted on Nov 6, 2021
The Dressage Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 VerneBatchelder Instructor Fund grants. The Fund is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Batchelder’s long career as a dressage instructor and sport horse breeder.
Posted on Oct 29, 2021
"The exposure to the greatest trainers and horses in the country will mean so much to me as a rider in my education and experience. This grant will be a tremendous help on this journey with a very special horse.”
Posted on Oct 27, 2021
Riding in the USEF Test of Choice class with the Prix St. Georges test, Jean Brinkman, who is 81 years old and from Wellborn, FL, and Faithkeeper, her 21-year-old Trakehner mare by Martini out of Feodammee von Krotenbach, received a score of 62.059% from the judge for second place.
Posted on Aug 28, 2021
John's entire life was entwined with the growth of dressage in the United States. He and his wife, Lynn, spent a dozen of their "retirement years" at the helm of The Dressage Foundation, tirelessly working to ensure the success of our sport. Countless riders have benefitted from the grants and programs that John helped establish and grow.
Posted on Mar 26, 2021