Photos: Alexandra Gee (L), Nicole Miller (R) credit to Marie Cobb, Reephotographics.com
The Dressage Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2018 Evie Tumlin Memorial Fund Grants for Region 9 Adult Amateurs have been awarded to Alexandra Gee (TX) and Nicole Miller (LA). The purpose of the Evie Tumlin Memorial Fund is to provide grants to Adult Amateur riders who currently reside in USDF Region 9, to aid in their development in dressage and/or eventing.
Alexandra Gee intends to use the grant for an intensive training weekend with Marta Renilla. “As an adult amateur, experiences like this are rare,” Alexandra said. “This grant allows me to put my regular schedule aside and spend four days focusing on developing in dressage. During this intensive training, I expect breakthroughs to support my goal of competing successfully at Third Level, to expand my network within the Region 9 dressage community, and to identify opportunities to give back to the dressage community. Thank you to all TDF and Evie Tumlin Fund Donors for making this possible!”
Nicole Miller shared, “I am both honored and excited to be awarded TDF’s Evie Tumlin Grant. This will allow me to take advantage of a fantastic opportunity to work with an extremely competent clinician, ultimately helping my horse advance and addressing some training issues we have been struggling with.” Nicole will clinic with Charlie Hutton.
The Evie Tumlin Memorial Fund was established by Evie’s friends and colleagues in her memory in 2016. Throughout her years of serving and helping others in the Region 9 dressage and eventing communities, Evie touched many lives and helped to raise several generations of young men and women who loved horses.
Grants typically range in the amount of $250 - $750, to be used for educational experiences that will further the applicant’s knowledge of dressage and are in addition to the applicant’s typical training plan. These events may include camps, clinics, riding lessons, etc. Additional consideration will be given to riders who also participate in eventing, as well as to those who have a history of volunteer work related to dressage and/or eventing. The grant application deadline is March 1st of each year.