Michael Poulin Dressage Fund

Friends, students and supporters of Michael Poulin established the fund at The Dressage Foundation in 2003.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.

The Dressage Foundation seeks grant applications that contain bold, creative, innovative ideas for the improvement and strengthening of dressage. The Dressage Foundation encourages collaborative efforts, where one or more equestrian organizations might pool their financial resources with a grant from The Michael Poulin Dressage Fund to accomplish new, big, important results in dressage.

The Dressage Foundation accepts applications from individuals or non-profit organizations for programs and projects that will enhance the quality of dressage in the United States. The Selection Committee prefers applications for programs that will provide education and training for a group, rather than an individual effort.

If you are applying as a non-profit equestrian organization, please click here.

Poulin Fund applications will be accepted once per year. All applications must be received in our office on or before June 1st of each year, with an announcement made by August 1st (grants will be made for programs/events that fall after August 1 of the year in which you apply).

If you have any questions, TDF staff can be reached at (402) 434-8585 or at info@dressagefoundation.org.

Michael Poulin and Graf George

About Michael Poulin

In additon to serving on The Dressage Foundation's Board of Directors, Michael has also been a long-time member of the Board of Directors and Dressage Committee of the USEF. He was instrumental in the founding of the USDF Instructor Certification Program. Through The Dressage Foundation, Michael also originated the "Advanced Young Rider Olympic Dream Program."

Michael is a founder of the North American Dressage Trainers Association and is also a member of the International Dressage Trainers Club and the Classical Dressage Riders Association. He travel nationally and internationally as an FEI "I" rated dressage judge and dressage coach.