The Dressage Foundation is pleased to announce that four Oregon Dressage Society Chapters have been awarded grants from the ODS Linda S. Acheson Education Fund at TDF. The following Chapters have been awarded a total of $2,660 for events to be held in 2018:
Central Oregon Chapter will receive a $580 Grant for their Adult Camp
Fort Vancouver Chapter will receive a $1,000 Grant for their Adult Camp
Lower Puget Sound will receive a $500 Grant for their “Turning Fear into Focus” Event
Mid Valley Chapter will receive a $580 Grant for their Freestyle Clinic
Each Chapter presented a clear plan and will be providing a wide-reaching educational event in their area.
“We are honored that the ODS Board chose TDF to manage this Grant Fund. Supporting fellow riders was a priority to Linda, and we look forward to continuing her legacy by helping provide high-quality, affordable educational events to members of the Oregon dressage community,” said Jenny Johnson, TDF’s Executive Director.
The ODS Linda S. Acheson Fund provides grants to ODS, ODS Chapters, and ODS Committees that are organizing educational events which will benefit the Oregon dressage community, as well as further the mission of the Oregon Dressage Society. The application form will be available September 15, 2018, and completed applications must be received by The Dressage Foundation’s office on or before November 15, 2018. Grant amounts will typically range from $250 - $1,000.
The Dressage Foundation welcomes donations to the ODS Linda S. Acheson Fund, which will allow more grants to be awarded in the future. One-time donations can be made to TDF for the Fund, or donations can be set up through a monthly giving option. Donations by check can be mailed to TDF’s office at 1314 ‘O’ Street, Suite 305, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508. Donations can be made by credit card online at www.dressagefoundation.org or by calling TDF’s office at (402) 434-8585.