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Young Rider Dream Program Application

Dates: January 23-28, 2024
Wellington, Florida

Completed applications and all required documentation must be received by TDF's office on or before Saturday, October 7 to be considered. No late applications, or parts of applications, will be accepted.  Please read the following information carefully and contact us with questions.

The purpose of the Dream Program is to enable young adult riders, training and competing at Third Level or above, to enhance their understanding of dressage training through observation and exposure to top trainers, riders, facilities, and events in Wellington, Florida.  Riders aged 18-22 (during the dates of the program) are eligible to apply.

Selection will be based on merit, riding proficiency, a history of volunteering in the dressage community, and commitment to training in the sport of dressage. Participants will be expected to share the educational benefits of the trip through online journals, articles, photos, and videos.

TDF covers the costs of travel and lodging and will provide a daily per diem for food.  Any additional expenses, such as souvenirs, will be the responsibility of individuals.

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.

Mailed, emailed, or faxed applications will not be accepted.  Contact TDF at 402-434-8585 or if you have questions about the online form. All fields are required, please check before submitting.

  • Please download, sign, and attach this Signature Page to the bottom of this application form.

Contact Information
First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
Address Line 2
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
Must be between 18 and 22 years old during the dates of the program.
Riding Experience
Competition Experience
Short Answer Questions
Essay Question
Answer should be in essay form, between 400-500 words.
Competition Scores
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Recommendation Letters

Provide two (2) letters of recommendation – At least one must be from someone within the dressage/equestrian industry who can reflect on you as a horseperson, such as a trainer, instructor, or judge. If you include a personal letter of recommendation, it MAY NOT be written by a parent or relative.  Examples of personal references include teachers, coaches, mentors, etc.

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Signature Page
Sign and date the signature page, found at the top of the application.
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Submit Your Application

After you click the submit button below, a notification page will confirm that your application has been received. You will also be notified via email within 2 business days. If you do not receive confirmation that your application has been received, please call our office at (402) 434-8585.