Carol Lavell Gifted Scholarships Awarded

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LINCOLN, Nebraska, Dec. 14–The Carol Lavell Gifted training scholarships of $1,000 for eight Adult Amateur riders has been announced by The Dressage Foundation.

The awards went to active volunteers to enable them to concentrate training with a horse they own with a trainer of choice away from the daily pressures of job and family.

Recipients of the awards for 2012 are:

USDF Region 1–Jacqueline Caldwell of the Maryland Dressage Association and her horse, JC’s Keely of Texel, plan to train with Phoebe Devoe-Moore;

USDF Region 2–Niki Sackman of the Northern Ohio Dressage Association and her horse, Mercedes Colortyme, plan to train with Loreen Cobb;

USDF Region 3–Carolyn Luther of South Carolina Dressage and Combined Training Association and her horse, Amadeus, plan to train with Joe Sandven;

USDF Region 3–Heather Stalker of the Arredondo, Florida, Dressage Society and STRIDE and her horse, Tswannee Tsultan, plan to train with Sandi Chohany;

USDF Region 4–Anne Sushko of the Iowa Dressage and Combined Training Association and her horse, Sir Ishmael, plan to train with Anne Cizadlo;

USDF Region 6–Nicole Bisping of the Central Washington Dressage Society and her horse, Con Brio, plan to train with Mike Osinski;

USDF Region 7–Martha Goodney of the California Dressage Society and her horse, Claire de Lune, plan to train with Louise Koch, and

USDF Region 9–Cean Embrey of Austin, Texas, Dressage Unlimited, and her horse, Titleist, plan to train with Carol Schmickrath.

The Gifted Fund was originally seeded with donations from Carol Lavell in remembrance of her dressage horse, Gifted.