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Para Dressage and Visually Impaired Funds

Applications will only be accepted through this online form.  The following application form and all required attachments must be received by The Dressage Foundation's office on or before November 1 to be considered. Attachments must be in Word, Excel, or PDF format. 

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.

For riders who are Visually Impaired: You may either use the online form below OR email the completed Word document and all attachments to The Word document can be found in the right-hand sidebar of this page. 
Attachments Needed: 

  • For Visually Impaired applicants only: Letter from Medical Professional  
  • Budget 
  • Letter of Recommendation 
  • Signature Page 
  • Please download and sign this Signature Page. Attach it to the application at the bottom of this page.

Please check that all required fields are complete before submitting. Please contact us at (402) 434-8585 or if you have questions or need assistance. 

Applicant Information:
First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
Address Line 2
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
Parent/Guardian's Name, Phone, and Email
Are you a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident?
Are you applying as a youth, adult amateur, or professional?
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. 
(including local clubs)
Classification not required to apply for a grant.
Designation not required to apply for a grant.
You must be eligible for classification to receive this grant
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(in one sentence)
General Information:
(Max 250 words)
(Max 100 words)
Proposed Training/Educational Event:
(Max 250 words)
(Max 100 words)
Community Involvement:
(Max 250 words)
Specific Grant Fund Questions:
(Max 100 words)
(Max 250 words)
(Max 100 words)
Financial Information:
Please upload a document formatted in Word, Excel or PDF.
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Recommendation Letter:

Attach one letter of recommendation – The letter should be from an individual within the dressage/equestrian industry who can reflect on you as a horseperson, such as an instructor/trainer, judge, GMO 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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Parent/Guardian Signature required if applicant is under the age of 19.
Important Notes:

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