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 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
The purpose of the Shannon Foundation Fund for Judges’ Licensing is to provide financial support for dressage judges to participate in activities related to obtaining a judging license of “recorded” (‘small r’) or higher.
Posted on May 1, 2019
The Dressage Foundation (TDF) has announced the Officers and members of the Board of Directors who will serve in 2019. In addition to the returning Board Members, TDF extends a special welcome to new Board members Dr. Nancy Hutson and Anna Buffini...
Posted on Jan 29, 2019
Lehua Custer and F.J Ramzes Awarded the Dressage Foundation's $25,000 Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize
Lehua, originally from Hawaii and now a resident of California, is a USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer and L program Graduate with distinction. She was Olympian Hilda Gurney’s assistant trainer for 10 years and currently operates Lehua Custer Dressage at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Lehua has trained multiple horses to the FEI levels, earning the USDF gold, silver and bronze medals. Additionally, she has participated in the FEI Young Horse Program with several horses.
Posted on Jan 11, 2019
The Dressage Foundation is pleased to announce that Adrienne Lyle and Harmony’s Duval have been selected to receive this year's $25,000 Anne L. Barlow Ramsay Grant. The purpose of the Grant is to showcase talented American-bred horses ridden by...
Posted on Dec 12, 2018