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TDF Awards Continuing Education Grants To Five Dressage Instructors

TDF Awards Continuing Education Grants To Five Dressage Instructors

Photos: 1. Rhiannon Dudley Lucas, 2. Stephanie Field-Staner, 3. Jane Fucinaro credit Nick Gollin, 4. Tom Murray credit Susan J Stickle, 5. Heather Wilson Roller credit Derith Vogt of D&G Photography

The Dressage Foundation's Continuing Education for Dressage Instructors Fund, established by Maryal and Charles Barnett, has awarded grants to five individuals to attend the United States Dressage Federation's Instructor Certification Program.

Rhiannon Dudley-Lucas (Tiffin, IA), Stephanie Field-Staner (Potosi, WI), Jane Fucinaro (Lincoln, NE), Tom Murray (Canby, OR), and Heather Wilson-Roller (Morley, IA) each received a $1,000 grant to further their education as instructors.

“We are so thankful to the Barnett’s, whose generosity has made these instructor grants possible" said Jenny Johnson, TDF's Executive Director. "It is important for instructors to continue their education for the betterment of our sport as a whole. The USDF Instructor Certification Program has been beneficial for so many instructors, so we encourage others to apply for these grants in the future.”

Instructors attending any portion of the Instructor Certification Program, including the workshops, pre-certification, and testing, can use individual grants through this Fund. Individual grants are awarded twice per year and the next deadline for applications is July 1, 2017.

Additionally, five $1,000 grants are available to GMOs that are organizing an instructor education event. The funds can be used to offset some of the expenses involved in conducting a USDF Instructor Certification Program, or to organize a general educational event for area instructors. These applications must be received at least 90 days prior to the event.