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Grants for Educational Events

  • Grants are awarded to promote participation in, and improve the quality of Musical Freestyle at all levels of dressage. Grant amounts typically range from $250-$750 and are also available for purchase of sound systems. Any non-profit equestrian group may apply for a grant from this Fund.

  • Provides financial support for equestrian organizations, dressage clubs, and owners of private facilities who are hosting educational events with clinicians from countries outside of the United States. Grants are typically no more than $2,000.

  • Provides financial support to GMOs that are hosting USDF's "Continuing Education for Judges and USDF 'L' Program Graduates" events. USDF Administers this program; The Dressage Foundation serves as "banker" for grants of up to $800 per event.

  • Lynn Palm believes that the classical training principles of dressage are applicable and beneficial to all levels of riders, breeds of horses, and riding disciplines. The goal of this Fund is to provide funding of up to $2,000 for equestrian groups to host affordable, high-quality Western Dressage educational events (clinics, camps, symposia, etc.).

  • 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. Grant applications should contain bold, creative, innovative ideas for the improvement and strengthening of dressage. The amount of the grants can vary depending on the need and request of the applicants.

  • The goal of the ODS Linda S. Acheson Fund is to provide grants to ODS, ODS Chapters, and ODS Committees that are organizing educational events which will benefit the Oregon dressage community and help further the mission of the Oregon Dressage Society. The amount to be awarded will typically range from $250 - $1,000.

  • Provides grants up to $1,000 to non-profit equestrian groups hosting a Centered RidingĀ® Clinic. This Fund was created with donations from Sally's friends and supporters.

  • The objective of the Violet Hopkins Fund is to provide financial assistance to USDF GMOs to conduct educational events for dressage riders at all levels. The maximum amount to be awarded will be $2,000 per application.