10 USA Developing Horse/Rider Combinations Receive $5,000 Training Grant

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Lauren Sammis on Sagacious HF, one of the 10 combinations to receive a $5,000 USEF Developing Horse grant. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Lauren Sammis on Sagacious HF, one of the 10 combinations to receive a $5,000 USEF Developing Horse grant. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, USA, July 14–Ten U.S. rider and horse combinations have each received a grant of $5,000 (€3,580) as part of the U.S. Equestrian Federation Developing Grant program.

The grants, disclosed Tuesday, went to Olympic veterans and to the internationally inexperienced and were focused on combinations moving to the Grand Prix level.

More than 40 applications were received for the grants that were awarded by the U.S. High Performance Dressage Committee.

“We are pleased that the sport of dressage in our country has grown to the point that we were able to receive grant applications for more than 40 horses being ridden by U.S. riders who are working to compete at the High Performance level of the sport,” said Gil Merrick, USEF Assistant Executive Director of Sport Programs.

The grants were made to:

Elizabeth Austin/Olivier, Loxahatchee, Florida

Susan Dutta/Currency DC, Wellington, Florida

Michelle Gibson/Don Angelo, Wellington, Florida

Sharon McCusker/Juli Sherif, Ashby, Massachusetts

Lauren Sammis/Sagacious HF, South Orange, New Jersey

Elizabeth Ball/Orion, Rancho Santa Fe, California

Guenter Seidel/U II, Cardiff, California

Jason Canton/Grandioso, Alpharetta, Georgia

Suzanne Markham/Donarlicht, Monson, Massachusetts

Shelly Francis, Wig Wam, Wellington, Florida