The Dressage Foundation (TDF) is honored to announce the new Jane Savoie Fund for Adult Amateurs, established by Jane’s family and friends in memory of her lifelong love of horses and career as a trainer, teacher, author, and motivational speaker.
Jane was known around the world for her dedication to dressage, passionate help of amateur riders and developing happy horses. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded from the Jane Savoie Fund to adult amateur riders of any age, who are training any breed of horse at 4th Level or Prix St. Georges, and who reflect Jane’s ethos of developing each horse to its potential.
These grants are intended to represent Jane’s belief that financial help of this magnitude will enable the recipients to achieve knowledge and training that would otherwise be financially out-of-reach.
Beth Baumert, TDF’s President and CEO, said, “I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know and love Jane Savoie. Maybe it’s been forever. And that’s how long we want Jane to be remembered—forever. Jane gave countless riders permission to be great, and she helped them get wherever they were headed. She helped backyard riders and she helped Olympians—each with the same degree of commitment. Now is the time for us to be committed to Jane. Please give to make the Jane Savoie Fund for Adult Amateurs great so that Jane’s influence will go on and on and on.”
TDF welcomes donations to the Jane Savoie Fund for Adult Amateurs. Gifts can be made by credit card at www.dressagefoundation.org or by calling Jenny Johnson, TDF’s Executive Director, at (402) 434-8585. Donations by check can be mailed to TDF’s office at 1314 ‘O’ Street, Suite 305, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508.
The grant guidelines and application for the Jane Savoie Fund for Adult Amateurs can be found on The Dressage Foundation’s website at www.dressagefoundation.org. The application deadline will be April 10th of each year.
Contact Jenny at (402) 434-8585 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.
About The Dressage Foundation
The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt, donor-driven organization that is dedicated to educating, supporting, and advancing the sport of dressage. The organization solicits contributions, appropriately allocates the donations, and awards grants and scholarships to dressage riders, judges, instructors, breeders, high performance teams, and nonprofit equestrian organizations. For more information, please visit www.dressagefoundation.org.
Photo of Jane Savoie courtesy of Rhett Savoie