• This is for education of all who instruct or train. Founded by Maryal and Charles Barnett, the program offers five annual grants of $1,000 each to USDF GMOs or other non-profit organizations for Instructor education. Additionally, individual grants of up to $1,500 are available to those in pursuit of Instructor Certification. GMO grants will be issued on a "first-come-first-served" basis each year; individual grant applications will be due no later than February 1st and July 1st each year. As the Fund grows, additional grants may become available to more groups, organizations and individuals.

  • The purpose of the Karen Skvarla Fund is to provide grants enabling young dressage professionals to pursue a variety of training or educational opportunities. Grant applicants should be in the beginning stages of their dressage careers as instructors and/or trainers.
    The Karen Skvarla Fund especially looks for applicants who are eager to grow and improve and who are fair and respectful to both students and horses. One annual grant of $300 - $500 will be available at this time.

  • The Dressage Foundation is pleased to offer funding to instructors to train in the United States. Two $2,000 scholarships and one $6,000 scholarship are available each year for dressage instructors to train for an extended period of time away from home.

  • 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.

  • Provides funding assistance for a Pony Club rider to attend the United States Dressage Federation ā€˜Lā€™ 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.

  • This $5,000 award will recognize and honor excellence in the teaching of Dressage, to a USDF Region 9 Dressage Instructor. The Dressage Foundation administers this annual award.