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The Dressage Foundation Now Accepting Applications for its U.S. Breeder Excellence Fund

Thanks to a donation from longtime dressage horse breeder and Board member, Karin Reid Offield (MI), The Dressage Foundation (TDF) will accept applications for its U.S. Breeder Excellence Fund in 2024. The U.S. Breeder Excellence Fund provides up to $2,500 of financial assistance to breeders to pursue educational opportunities related to breeding that will advance their careers, promote sound breeding practices, and further enhance the quality of U.S.-bred dressage horses.

Detailed information on eligibility criteria and the application process can be found on TDF's website at The online application is due by May 1.  

"We are grateful to Karin for her generous donation, which allows us to reestablish the U.S. Breeder Excellence Fund this year after having to take a year off, and to continue supporting the education of U.S. breeders," said Jenny Johnson, TDF Executive Director.

For more information about this Fund, contact Sara Weiss, TDF’s Director of Grants and Programs, at (402) 434-8585 or

To donate to this Fund, visit or contact Jenny Johnson, TDF’s Executive Director, at (402) 434-8585 or

About Karin Reid Offield and Offield Farms

Karin Reid Offield and her Offield Farms’ mission is to serve as a significant catalyst for the advancement and promotion of equestrian sport through special events, educational programs, corporate entertainment, media projects, and personal interaction between horse lovers and horses. Her special passion is to promote the sport of dressage and the promotion of breeding at competition venues. Visit and to learn more.

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