Katrina Hiller and Toy Soldier
April 24, 2012 - The Dressage Foundation's Renee Isler Dressage Support Fund recently provided two scholarships to young riders to support their participation in educational clinics.
Katrina Hiller (WI) was accepted by the United States Dressage Federation to participate in the Junior/Young Rider Clinic with Jeremy Steinberg on March 17-18, 2012. However, she needed some financial help to make the trip from Wisconsin to Maryland with her horse, Toy Soldier. Katrina received an $800 scholarship from Renee's Fund, which enabled her to attend the clinic.
"The clinic with Jeremy Steinberg was an incredible experience," said Katrina. "His methods were effective yet respectful to the horse, and overall made Toy much more supple, active, and rideable. I can't thank The Dressage Foundation enough for giving me the opportunity to ride for Jeremy!"
Renee's Fund, which also provides support to young riders and professionals who participate in other educational events, awarded a $325 scholarship to Annie Adamczyk (IL). Annie was selected to participate in the Emerging Dressage Athlete Clinic with Lendon Gray. The event will be held April 28-29 at Legacy USA Equestrian in Burr Ridge, IL.
"Receiving this scholarship to ride with Lendon Gray is such an honor. I cannot thank Renee Isler and The Dressage Foundation more for giving me this great opportunity. I am so excited to see how well Storm, my new mare owned by Marilyn Black, and I improve because of this clinic," said Annie.
Since 2008, the Renee Isler Dressage Support Fund has provided nearly $40,000 in grants/scholarships to support young riders, the USDF Jr/YR Clinic Series, and dressage professionals.
For more information about this Fund, go to the Isler Dressage Support Fund page or contact Jenny Johnson at (402)434-8585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.