The Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize- $25,000
The Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize was initially funded by Carol Lavell, her friends and family, in special remembrance of her mother, May Cadwgan, and in honor of her father, Gordon Cadwgan.
Photo Courtesy of Bob Langrish
Up to two prizes will be available annually in the amount of $25,000 each, to riders who are US citizens, over 21 years of age, and are selected by a distinguished national panel of Dressage leaders. Selection criteria are merit and need.
Carol Lavell has achieved high marks in all phases of Dressage – an Olympian, rider, competitor, trainer, teacher, judge – and with her legendary horse, Gifted, brought pride and honor to our country through her performance on the 1992 United States Olympic Team. Carol Lavell knows first hand of the work, sacrifice and struggle necessary to make it to the top of the Dressage world. Through the creation of this $25,000 annual Prize, she wants to help other deserving riders who aspire to climb this high performance mountain.
Adrienne Lyle (ID) and Sharon McCusker (MA) each received a Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize in 2013. Read the press release.
Heather Mason (NJ) received the 2012 Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize. To learn more about Heather and her training plans, see the press release.
Shawna Harding (SC) was awarded the 2011 Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize. Read the news release to learn about Shawna's plans for the future!
Shawna trained and competed in Europe during the summer of 2011. When she returned, she shared a report about her experiences.
Courtney Dye (CT) was awarded the 2010 Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize.
The Dressage Foundation wishes Courtney well in her recovery!!!
Jan Brons (FL) was awarded the first annual Prize in 2009. Read the release about Jan.
Jan used the $25,00 Prize to train in Holland with Anky van Grunsven. Follow along with his training updates!
Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize Application
Applications must be in our office by December 13, 2013, to be considered. No late applications will be accepted. br>
Please contact us at 402-434-8585 if you would like us to mail you a copy of the application form.