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Important Notes - Military Grant Fund:

Completed applications and required documentation must be submitted online, directly to The Dressage Foundation, and be received by TDF's office on or before May 15 of each year. Emails and hard copies will not be accepted.

We encourage you to review this application and gather all materials prior to starting the online application process. Once you start, your work cannot be saved. 

Helpful tip- type your answers into a Word document, save, and then copy and paste your answers into this form. The link to download the Word file is available in the right-hand sidebar of this page.

All fields are required, please check before submitting.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email

  • Please download and sign this Signature Page and attach to this application.

General Information
First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
Are you a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident?
Are you applying as a youth, adult amateur, and/or as a para-equestrian dressage rider?
If applying as an amateur, please confirm the following: I understand that it is my responsibility to know the rules governing amateur status. I certify that I am an amateur within the meaning of USEF Article GR 1306.
Include Local Clubs
Grants are typically $1,000
In one sentence
You will provide additional details below

Riding & Training Information
250 words maximum

Military Information
250 words maximum

Financial Information
Expenses can include training, trailering, horse board, hotel, food, etc that are directly related to your training plan. Keep in mind, these grants are not intended for competition.
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Recommendation Letters

Provide two letters of recommendation – At least one must be from individuals within the dressage/equestrian industry who can reflect on you as a horseperson, such as an instructor/trainer, judge, dressage club leader, or barn owner. 

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Signature Page
The Signature Page can be found at the top of this application.
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Important notes

You will be notified that the application has been received within 2 business days (please check your spam folder). If you do not receive an email confirmation that your application has been received, please call our office at (402) 434-8585.  Additionally, if you have any questions regarding the application, feel free to contact us. Thank you!