We Receive Lots of Thanks...Here are a few!
"It felt like Christmas in October when FedEx delivered your amazing letter and gift announcing that you had selected me for the Renee Isler grant. I am so grateful and honored. I would like to thank Renee Isler who has inspired me to follow in her footsteps once I have finished my medical schooling, by setting up a young rider's scholarship as well. You see, I couldn't have been able to do it without her generous "leg up" and I will never forget her kindness."
"Thank you so much for all the time and support you have given to the youth programs. I learned and gained so much from my lessons with George Williams which would not have happened without your support."
"Thank you so much for supporting the JR/YR clinics and youth programs. This is such an amazing opportunity and you are more than generous."
"Thank you for making these clinics possible. These are a great way to improve my own riding and meet great trainers."
"Thank you very much for all of your support for the clinics and other youth programs. We really can't thank you enough and we know these events would not be possible without your support!"
"Thank you so much for making these clinics possible! They are a great way to meet other young riders. I am so happy I got the opportunity to participate!"
"Thank you for your support of the FEI JR/YR Clinic. It was a pleasure to ride in, and would have been impossible without your help. Thanks again!"
"Thank you for supporting the clinics through the years. I am glad that I was able to ride in one of the clinics with a great insturctor."
"Thank you so much for all of your support of the clinics and other youth programs! It would not be possible without your help."
"Your support in the sport of dressage is invaluable. I was included in the George Williams Clinic in Colorado this year and it meant a lot to me."
"Your continued support of the JR/YR Clinics and other youth programs is much appreciated. I attended the JR/YR George Williams Clinic and learned so much! I thank you ver much for giving me and other JR/YR riders the opportunity to learn from some of the best people in Dressage! Thanks."
"I am so excited. Nadine and I are all set to fulfill this scholarship. It means the world to me."
"Thank you so much for allowing me to be the recipient of the 2009 Gifted Grant for Region 3. I must tell you that the honor of being chosen means at least as much to me personally as the grant itself does financially. Please extend my thanks to all the other people involved in this program."
"OH MY GOSH!!! I am SO excited and honored!!! Again, thanks for this wonderful opportunity."
"Many of us take regular lessons but to focus on only my riding has not happened since college days. I now have the opportunity to pack up and spend 5 days with my instructor, something I could not do with these extra funds. Thanks!"
"Thank-you so much!!! I am absolutely thrilled! Please express to everyone on the committee how grateful I am for this opportunity! I really can't thank you enough and will look forward to telling you all about my experience."
"I am so thrilled to receive this scholarship! I am planning to do the training in April of 2009. Thank you so much. I so sincerely appreciate this and I know it will make a huge difference in the future of my horse and I."
"As an Adult Amateur working full time, taking time away for this type of intensive training was only a dream. The Gifted Scholarship has allowed me to take my dream and turn it into reality. I'm extremely thankful to TDF."
"Thank you!!! I am thrilled and honored to be awarded this scholarship."
"Thank you for your exciting and gratifying e-mail advising me that I have been selected to receive a Gifted fund grant. I am most grateful that fellow riders whom I respect chose me for this honor."
"Thank you so much for all your support for the FE/ Jr/ Yr clinics."
"I would like to thank you for all of your hard work to help put on this years Olympic Dream Program.... I hope the program will continue to educate and inspire others in the years to come!"
"I can't begin to tell you how thankful I am that I had the opportunity to go on the Olympic Dream Program.....These memories will stay with me for the rest of my life. I can't thank you enough, and I hope I will have more experiences like this in my future."
"Dear Mr. Boomer: Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to tour the different training facilities in Europe. Their riding is excellent and I feel so privileged to have been a part of the Olympic Dream Program. Thank you for everything that you and the Dressage Foundation does for the dressage community."
"Dear John, I wanted to thank you so much for making this trip happen. I had such a great time meeting and watching these top Dressage Riders. The trip was very educational and I feel that I have come home a better rider. Thanks again to all those who give so much to us Young Riders and I hope they all know that it means so much!"
"The Fort Worth Dressage Club would like to thank The Dressage Foundation for their generous grant to FWDC for our Adult Camp. Without you this Camp could not have happened."
"Dear Members of The Dressage Foundation,
I write to you in utmost gratitude for granting me the opportunity to participate in the Jr/YR Clinic Series with George Williams. It was an amazing weekend- educational, inspirational and truly a blast! It is a wonderful organization you all run and we are so fortunate as riders and dressage enthusiasts to be able to take advantage of such opportunities. I certainly would not have been able to do it with out the help from the Foundation."
"Thank you to the Dressage Foundation for supporting our event. GMO members who would not normally participate in this type of learning environment found that they made important breakthroughs in their communication with their horse and were inspired to continue learning and improving their horsemanship. The discussions about the training pyramid at lunch each day encouraged a healthy dialogue and inspired questions like why is there not a training pyramid for riders?"
"Thank you to the Dressage Foundation for granting us the financial help t put on this clinic for our local dressage community. We are in a fairly rural agricultural area of central California. Cows are a BIG business here, not horses. So, because of the grant from the Dressage Foundation, we were able to offer this clinic to CDS members in the Central region at a reasonable price and fairly close location. That is why we were able to fill the clinic slots almost immediately. Please let your Board know the grants (even the little ones) are promoting dressage and dressage education that would not be attainable to many in the rural areas."
"Thank you very much Dressage Foundation, and Carol Lavell for providing me and the other amateurs awarded a Gifted scholarship the opportunity of a lifetime to take a whole week off to train and ride dressage and not have distractions of work, family or pressing obligations."