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TDF Awards Trip Harting Fund Grant for Pony Club Members to Uma Kraskin

The Dressage Foundation is pleased to award a $1,000 grant from its Trip Harting Fund for Pony Club Members and Graduates to Uma Kraskin (FL).    

Uma is a member of the United States Pony Club, Wekiva Basin Pony Club, Silver Sands Bridle Club, Dressage4Kids, and several other organizations. In addition to dressage and Western dressage, Uma also participates in endurance riding and the Pony Club Quiz Rally. Uma plans to use her funding to train with Jane Ashley (VT) over the summer.  

Uma said, “TDF’s Trip Harting Fund grant allows me to continue my education in dressage and work toward my goal of a USDF bronze medal. I am so grateful to have this grant to be able to work with higher level dressage coaching to achieve my goals, while at the same time keeping the spirit of Pony Club alive in our daily training and horsemanship.” 

Trip Harting’s friends and colleagues established this Fund at The Dressage Foundation when he passed away in August 2008. The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial assistance for a Pony Club rider to attend an educational event of his or her choice. Applicants must be current or graduate Pony Club members.  Applications are due March 25th of each year. 

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

To help grow this Fund through donations, visit or contact Jenny Johnson, TDF’s Executive Director, at (402) 434-8585 or

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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