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The Dressage Foundation's Continuing Education for Dressage Instructors Fund, established by Maryal and Charles Barnett in 2008, has recently awarded a grant to Reese Koffler-Stanfield (KY) to attend the United States Dressage Federation's Instructor Certification Program.
“I can't thank The Dressage Foundation enough for the Continuing Education for Instructors Grant that I will use to attend the FEI Certification Testing,” Reese shared. “The struggle for many instructors in our industry is the cost for continuing education programs that allow us to pass along valuable information to our students. Being able to apply for grants that ease the financial component of education is such a valuable gift TDF gives to instructors. I couldn't be more thankful for the support.”
Instructors attending any portion of the Instructor Certification Program, including the workshops, pre-certification, and testing, can use individual grants through this Fund. Individual grants are awarded twice per year and the next deadline for applications is February 1, 2017.
Additionally, grants of up to $1,000 are available to GMOs that are organizing an instructor education event. The funds can be used to offset some of the expenses involved in conducting a USDF Instructor Certification Program, or to organize a general educational event for area instructors. These applications must be received at least 90 days prior to the event.