Grant & Scholarship Information

http://www.dressagefoundation.org
Questions? Contact them at info@dressagefoundation.org or (402) 434-8585.

ABOUT

The Dressage Foundation’s mission: To cultivate and provide financial support for the advancement of dressage in the United States. A wide variety of grants are offered, so there is something for just about every level of riding or professional status.

Visit The Dressage Foundation’s website for more information on all of the grants offered and links to apply: http://www.dressagefoundation.org. Click the link below to browse through the alphabetical index of current grants and programs.

Alphabetical Index of The Dressage Foundation’s Grants and Programs

Listed below are brief descriptions of a few of the grants, scholarships, and programs currently offered by The Dressage Foundation
https://www.dressagefoundation.org/grants-and-programs/apply/index.html

Grants for Adult Amateurs

  • Evie Tumlin Memorial Fund for Region 9 Adult Amateurs The goal of the Evie Tumlin Memorial Fund is to provide financial assistance to Adult Amateur riders who currently reside in USDF Region 9, to aid in their development in dressage. Grants will be used for educational experiences that will further the applicant’s knowledge of dressage and are in addition to the applicant’s typical training plan. These events may include camps, clinics, riding lessons, etc.
  • Gifted Memorial Fund Seeded with donations received in special remembrance of Carol’s great Dressage horse, Gifted. Many other friends of The Dressage Foundation have added donations and the Scholarship Fund has grown steadily over the years. This Scholarship enables Adult Amateurs to set aside quality-time, in concentrated training away from the daily pressures of job and family, with a horse the recipient owns or formally leases.
  • Jane Savoie Adult Amateur Fund The Jane Savoie Adult Amateur Fund was established in memory of Jane, whose dedication, commitment, intelligence, and passion for the classical art of dressage was her life-long work. Annual grants will be given to adult amateur riders of any age who are riding and training any breed of horse at 4th Level or Prix St. Georges.
  • Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund For Individuals The Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund was established in 2019 by Lynn in celebration of her 50 years as a professional equestrian and to give back to the sport she loves. Lynn believes that the classical training principles of dressage are applicable and beneficial to all levels of riders, breeds of horses, and riding disciplines.

Grants for Young Riders

  • Captain Jack Fritz Grants for YR Graduate Program With funding provided through the Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund, The Dressage Foundation is pleased to offer grants of up to $500 each to individual participants to attend the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program.
  • Cynthia Aspden Youth and Young Adult Development Fund The goal of the Cynthia Aspden Youth and Young Adult Development Fund is to provide financial assistance to youth and young adult riders (age 25 and under) to aid in their development in dressage. Grants awarded will typically be $1,000, to be used for educational experiences that are not within the horse and rider’s typical training plan.
  • Karen Skvarla Fund for Young Professionals The purpose of the Karen Skvarla Fund is to provide $1,000 grants enabling young dressage professionals to pursue a variety of training or educational opportunities. Grant applicants should be in the beginning stages of their dressage careers as instructors and/or trainers.
  • Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund For Individuals The Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund was established in 2019 by Lynn in celebration of her 50 years as a professional equestrian and to give back to the sport she loves. Lynn believes that the classical training principles of dressage are applicable and beneficial to all levels of riders, breeds of horses, and riding disciplines.
  • Trip Harting Fund for Pony Club Graduates or Members This fund will provide an annual $1,000 grant to a current or graduate rider with a Pony Club Rating of A, B, or C rating to attend an educational event of his/her choice. Preference will be given to riders with an A or B rating.
  • USDF Junior/Young Rider Clinic Series Young Dressage Riders, between the ages of 14 and 21, riding at any level, participate in clinics that are located throughout the country. Instructors are highly respected international high-performance athletes. This year, The Dressage Foundation will help make these clinics possible with a grant to USDF.
  • USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program A weekend classroom educational seminar, this Program helps Young Rider graduates learn how to make a successful career in the adult equestrian world. The Dressage Foundation provides a $15,000 grant for the Program through the general operating budget and through the Captain John H. “Jack” Fritz Young Professionals Grants within the Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund.
  • Young Rider International Dream Program The Young Rider International Dream Program, started in 2000, takes four top young American dressage riders to Europe for a week-long introduction to European dressage. Applications can be accepted from USDF Young Riders, 16-21 years of age, and 22-year-old riders who participated in Young Riders last year, who are riding at Fourth Level or above.

Grants for Western Dressage

  • Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund for Individuals In addition to providing funding for equestrian groups to host affordable, high-quality Western Dressage educational events, grants are also available to individual riders for Western Dressage education.

DEADLINES

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Evie Tumlin Memorial Fund for Region 9 Adult Amateurs
Link: Learn more & apply

Friday, March 25, 2022
Trip Harting Fund for Pony Club Members or Graduates
Link: Learn more & apply