The Dressage Foundation's Maryal and Charlie Barnett Continuing Education for Dressage Instructors Fund has awarded grants to four individuals to attend the United States Dressage Federation's Instructor/Trainer Program.
Shannon Bossung (Harpers Ferry, WV), Carol Cunefare (Durango, CO), Amanda Perkowski (Cream Ridge, NJ) and Krystal Wilt (Sand Lake, NY) each received a $1,000 grant to further their education as instructors.
“We are so thankful to the Barnetts, whose generosity has made these instructor grants possible" said Jenny Johnson, TDF's Executive Director. "It is important for instructors to continue their education for the betterment of our sport as a whole. The USDF Instructor/Trainer Program has been beneficial for so many instructors, so we encourage others to apply for these grants in the future.”
Instructors attending any portion of the Instructor/Trainer 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 July 1, 2018.
Additionally, five $1,000 grants 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/Trainer Program, or to organize a general educational event for area instructors. These applications must be received at least 90 days prior to the event.
Shannon Bossung, photo credit to Pics Of You:
Amanda Perkowski, photo credit to Callie Heroux Photography:
Krystal Wilt, photo credit to Q2 Photography: