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 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
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