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2023 Young Rider Dream Program - Wellington

The Dressage Foundation's 2023 Young Rider Dream Program trip to Wellington, Florida, was held in January 2023. Thanks to generous donors, the Dream Program was a fully-funded opportunity for riders ages 18-22 years old, riding 3rd Level and above, who have never trained or competed in Wellington. The five Young Rider participants were: Ava Dingley (CA), Emily Glover (WA), Anna Graves (WA), Emma McKeighen (WA), and Jillian Sheppard (MA). Learn more about the young riders. 

During their week in Wellington, TDF’s Dream Program group had the opportunity to meet with some of the top riders, coaches, and judges in the world, as well as attend competitions at Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

Follow along the Young Riders' Journey in Wellington as they learn from the following:

Day 1: Adrienne Lyle, Betsy Juliano, Kathy Connelly, and more!

Day 2: JJ Tate, Jane Cleveland, Dr. Hilary Clayton, and Katie Foster

Day 3: Charlotte Bredahl, Ali Brock, and Reese Koffler-Stanfield

Day 4: Jennifer Williams, Bill Warren, and Bill McMullin

Ava Dingley's Daily Journal

Emily Glover's Daily Journal

Anna Graves' Daily Journal

Emma McKeighen's Daily Journal

Jillian Sheppard's Daily Journal

Eliza Sydnor Romm's Daily Journal (Chaperone)

Jen Verharen's Daily Journal (Chaperone)

The Dressage Foundation thanks the donors and sponsors for investing in the youth of our sport through their support of this program. TDF also thanks the 2023 chaperones -- Eliza Sydnor-Romm and Jen Verharen.

Are you interested in supporting the future of the Young Rider Dream Program? 

Thanks to the generosity of Margaret Duprey and Cherry Knoll Farm, The Dressage Foundation is thrilled to be able to boost the strength of its Young Rider Dream Program! Right now, all funds raised for the Program—up to the $100,000 mark—will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Duprey. Donate today!