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TDF to Award up to $75,000 for FEI-Level Dressage Riders

The Dressage Foundation is set to award $75,000 in 2022 to FEI-Level dressage athletes through two grant opportunities. Thanks to generous donors, TDF provides financial assistance to United States riders who plan to reach and excel at the elite, international standards of high-performance dressage.

$25,000 Anne L. Barlow Ramsay Grant for U.S.-Bred Horses: Due August 15, the Anne Barlow Ramsay Grant was created to showcase talented U.S.-bred horses ridden by U.S. citizens. This grant will provide funds to train or compete in Europe or in Wellington, FL. Applicants should be competing in Prix St. Georges or higher and be an ambassador for the American-bred horse. Past recipients include James Koford, Jennifer Williams, Lisa Wilcox, and Carly Taylor-Smith, among others.

“The development and recognition of U.S.-bred horses and breeders to the highest level of dressage is one of my own personal passions.  I am so grateful to Dr. Anne Barlow Ramsay and TDF for funding the education necessary for riders to learn how to develop these special horses for the future of international dressage.” – Lindsey Holleger (NY), 2021 Anne L. Barlow Ramsay Grant for U.S.-Bred Horses recipient.

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$25,000 Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize: Due August 31, the Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize will award up to two grants of $25,000 to riders who are U.S. citizens, over the age of 21, who aspire to “climb the high-performance mountain.” The Prizes will provide financial assistance for coaching and training to talented, committed, qualified riders with plans to reach and excel at the elite, international standards of high-performance dressage. Past recipients include Laura Graves, Adrienne Lyle, Olivia LaGoy-Weltz, and Sabine Schut-Kery, among others.

“My time training in Florida was amazing and was a life-changing experience.  It made me see the dressage world from a different perspective, and I gained so much in my knowledge of all things dressage.  I cannot thank TDF enough for all they do for the dressage community.  They make dreams come true and inspire me to become a better rider every day.” – Kristina Harrison-Antell, 2020 Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize recipient.

Photo Provided by Susan J Stickle

For more information or to apply for these grants, please visit or contact Sara Weiss, Director of Grants and Programs, at 402-434-8585 or

To support these Funds through donations, please contact Jenny Johnson, Executive Director, at 402-434-8585 or at Donations can also be online at

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 to dressage riders, judges, instructors, breeders, high-performance teams, nonprofit equestrian organizations, and more. For more information, please visit