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.
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
The Dressage Foundation has announced that Jennifer Williams is the recipient of its 2020 Patsy Albers Award, established in 2012 in special remembrance of Patsy. The $2,500 award provides financial support for continuing education and training to a...
Posted on Aug 30, 2020
Ali Perkins of Rougemont, NC, has been selected to receive the 2020 George Williams Young Professional Grant from The Dressage Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to provide financial support to instructors and trainers age 25-35 who have a strong desire to participate in continuing education opportunities.
Posted on Jul 29, 2020
The Dressage Foundation continues to award grants that will help the dressage community once we're all able to enjoy our equine partners again. There are grant opportunities for so many aspects of our sport -- for adult amateurs, youth, instructors, judges, breeders, and more.
Posted on Apr 30, 2020
Grants Awarded to Two Para-Equestrian Dressage Riders The Dressage Foundation is pleased to announce that $1,000 grants from its Para-Equestrian Dressage Fund have been awarded to Meghan Benge, from South Carolina and Erika Wager from New York...
Posted on Jan 18, 2020
TDF's Board of Directors Selects Beth Baumert as Recipient of the Inaugural Judith Noone Volunteer Award
Judith Noone, with a smile and memorable laugh, was exceptionally dedicated to our sport. In addition to all she did for The Dressage Foundation (TDF), Judith initiated some of the first Junior/ Young Rider programs in the U.S., was an extraordinary show manager, organized the first CDIs in New England, created the first Regional Championships across the U.S., ran some of the first programs for dressage judges in our country, was a champion for the adult amateur rider and so much more.
Posted on Dec 26, 2019
The Board of Directors of The Dressage Foundation (TDF) have announced that a new volunteer award has been created in memory of former Board member extraordinaire, Judith Noone. The award will be presented to TDF volunteers who exemplify Judith’s...
Posted on Jul 22, 2019
Dressage Foundation Awards Inaugural George Williams Young Professional Grant to Heather Salden-Kurtz
Heather Salden-Kurtz of Chanhassen, Minnesota, has been selected to receive the inaugural George Williams Young Professional Grant from The Dressage Foundation (TDF). The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial support to instructors and trainers age 25-35 who have a strong desire to participate in continuing education opportunities, in order to provide higher-quality instruction to their students.
Posted on Jul 16, 2019
Joan Montanari, Catonsville, MD, will be inducted into special group of senior dressage riders and horses at the New Covert Farm dressage show on August 4, 2019, in White Hall, MD. The ages of Joan and her horse, Hanna, qualify them to become members...
Posted on Jun 28, 2019