Help For Young Riders
The Young Rider International Dream Program, started in 2000, takes four top young American dressage riders to Europe for a two week introduction to European dressage. Applications can be accepted from USDF Young Riders, 16-21 years of age, and 22 year old graduates of the Advanced Young Rider Program, who are riding at Fourth Level or Above.
This fund provides financial assistance to North American, non-professional riders to attend the Spanish Riding School's Training Center in Heldenberg.
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.
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.
With funding provided through the Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund, support for young professionals, The Dressage Foundation is pleased to offer grants of up to $500 each to individual participants to attend the USDF Young Rider Graduate Program.
Established by Renee Isler, this fund was originally created to help applicants to the "USDF Junior/Young Rider Clinic Series," who are in need of financial assistance in order to attend, if qualified and accepted by USDF. Renee's Fund has authorized up to nine annual grants of up to $800 each, one for each Clinic held.
While the Renee Isler Dressage Support Fund continues to meet this need, it has also grown in scope and funding available. Funding is now available for a variety of uses for Young Riders and professionals.
The Trip Harting Fund
Provides funding assistance for a Pony Club rider to attend the United States Dressage Federation ‘L’ Education Program or Instructor Certification Program. Applicants must be current or graduate Pony Club members with a B or A rating. Applications are due no later than March 25th of each year, for that year's award.
Established at The Dressage Foundation by friends and supporters of Olympian Michael Poulin, the purpose of this Fund is to provide funding support for programs and projects that enhance the quality of Dressage in the United States, through any and all of its component disciplines - riding, competing, training, instructing, and judging. Grant applications should contain bold, creative, innovative ideas for the improvement and strengthening of Dressage.
The latest headlines from The Dressage Foundation
Utah Dressage Society Receives Poulin Fund Grant
Heldenberg Fund Grants Awarded to Adult Amateurs
Christy Scotch Receives Isler Fund Grant
Young Riders Chosen for International Dream Program
Allison Spivey Awarded Harting Fund Grant
Christine Erikson's Gifted Grant Report
Isler Grant Recipient's New Opportunity
Heldenberg Training Fund Established at TDF
TDF Accepting Applications for YR International Dream Program
Two $25,000 Lavell Prizes Awarded
Lindgren Scholarships Awarded to Instructors
December 19, 2012
Isler Fund Awards Two Young Rider Grants
December 14, 2012
New Patsy Albers Fund Established at TDF
December 11, 2012
Susan Hancock Receives 2012 Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award
December 10, 2012
$10,000 Awarded to Adult Amateurs through Gifted Memorial Fund
December 5, 2012
$25,000 Ramsay Grant Awarded to Lisa Wilcox and Pikko del Cerro HU
November 14, 2012
Poulin Fund Awards Two Educational Grants
October 4, 2012
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