Dressage Foundation Offers $85,000 in Awards
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LINCOLN, Nebraska, Aug. 11–The Dressage Foundation announced Wednesday it is offering three major awards totaling $85,000 for high performance athletes and instructors.
* Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize of of two grants of $25,000 each in financial assistance for coaching and training to a talented, committed, qualified rider aiming to reach and excel at the elite, international level of high performance dressage. Carol’s father, Gordon Cadwgan, recently donated funds to the foundation to enable the award of two annual $25,000 grants. Application deadline is Dec. 13, 2010.
* Anne L. Barlow Ramsay Annual $25,000 Grant to showcase talented American-bred horses ridden by United States citizens to train and compete in Europe. The horse and rider applicants will be competing successfully at Prix St. Georges or higher, and show potential to move on to higher level competition. The successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to be an ambassador for the American-bred horse in Europe. Applications are due Oct. 25, 2010.
* Major Anders Lindgren Scholarship for Dressage Instructors is again available and has been increased to $10,000 from $6,000. This scholarship is awarded to an instructor, especially those in the USDF Certified Pool, Training through Fourth Levels. The funding is designed to help with expenses incurred as recipients study and train abroad to improve teaching and training. Applications are due Sept. 30, 2010.
Further information and applications for each of these awards, and for other grants from The Dressage Foundation, can be found at www.dressagefoundation.org.