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Youth Rider Amanda Perkowski Awarded Grant From TDF’s Renee Isler Dressage Support Fund

December 11, 2015 By: Editor Category: General

Amanda PerkowskiThe Dressage Foundation’s Renee Isler Dressage Support Fund has awarded a $500 grant to youth rider Amanda Perkowski of Cream Ridge, NJ.

Amanda will be using the grant to spend next summer training her seven-year-old Oldenburg gelding, Allegro, with Grand Prix rider Luis Denizard. “I am so grateful for the support of The Dressage Foundation and Renee Isler Fund for giving me this opportunity,” Amanda said.  “The experience I will gain training under Luis will help me take the next step in establishing a future career as a dressage trainer. It will also help me achieve my ultimate goal of training Allegro, who is owned by Alexandra Myers, through the FEI Young Riders. Thank you to everyone who makes this Fund possible; you are helping me meet lifelong goals and propelling me forward on my dressage journey. I look forward to being able to contribute to the Renee Isler Fund in the future!”

Grants are available for young riders, adult amateurs, and professionals through the Renee Isler Dressage Support Fund.  For more information about this Fund, visit www.dressagefoundation.org or contact Jenny Johnson at (402)434-8585 or jenny@dressagefoundation.org.

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.

The Dressage Foundation Announces New Carolyn Van Cise Memorial Fund

August 23, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Carolyn Van Cise ransom trophy

 

August 21, 2014 – The Dressage Foundation is honored to announce that friends and family of Carolyn Van Cise have established a new grant Fund in her memory to benefit young riders from Michigan.

Carolyn was active in Michigan’s dressage community for many years as a trainer, instructor, judge, and mentor. Dressage was her passion and she served as a role model for those she knew. In addition to serving in many roles for the Midwest Dressage Association, including President, Carolyn was also very active in her community and church. Carolyn passed away on March 31, 2014.

A Carolyn Van Cise Memorial Sportsmanship Grant will be awarded annually to a Junior/Young Rider who is a current Michigan resident and best exemplifies the qualities that Carolyn found most important in life, including exhibiting the characteristics that demonstrate positive sportsmanship principles. Recipients of this grant will receive $500 to be used towards expenses associated with attending a specific educational eventing or dressage event of their choice.

“We are very honored to be the ‘home’ of this new Fund to benefit young riders from Michigan,” said Jenny Johnson, TDF’s Executive Director. “It is our pleasure to help young riders continue their dressage education while exhibiting the qualities that Carolyn encouraged in so many.”

One annual $500 grant will be available at this time. Applications are due on or before October 15th of each year. A Selection Committee will review applications and announce a decision no later than December 15th. The application can be found at www.dressagefoundation.org under the Young Rider section of “Apply for a Grant.”

For more information about the Carolyn Van Cise Memorial Sportsmanship Fund or The Dressage Foundation, please contact Jenny Johnson at (402) 434-8585, by email at jenny@dressagefoundation.org, or visit www.dressagefoundation.org.

 

The Dressage Foundation

The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt, donor-driven organization that is dedicated to supporting and advancing the sport of dressage. The organization solicits contributions, appropriately allocates the donations, and awards grants and scholarships to dressage riders of all ages and levels. For more information, please visit www.dressagefoundation.org.

THE DRESSAGE FOUNDATION AWARDS $10,000 TO U.S. DRESSAGE INSTRUCTORS

January 06, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

January 2, 2014 – The Dressage Foundation has announced that a total of $10,000 has been awarded to U.S. dressage instructors through the Major Anders Lindgren Scholarship program, funded through The Dressage Foundation’s Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund.  The Lindgren Scholarships provide financial support that enables dressage instructors to train in a concentrated amount of time in order to improve teaching, riding, and training skills.  This year, the Selection Committee chose the following recipients:

Gina Duran

Gina Duran

Reese Koffler-Stanfield (Georgetown, KY) was awarded the $6,000 Lindgren Scholarship.  Reese is a USDF Certified Instructor through 4th Level and has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold Freestyle Bar medals.  She plans to use the funds to train with Kathy Connelly.

 

Gina Duran (Livermore, CA) is the recipient of a $2,000 Lindgren Scholarship.  She has earned her USDF Gold Medal and is a USDF Certified Instructor through 2nd Level.  Gina will use the scholarship to train with Rachel Saavedra.

Reese and Arwen Evenstar credit Audrey Crosby

Reese and Arwen Evenstar credit Audrey Crosby

Jami Kment (Palmyra, NE) was also awarded a $2,000 Scholarship.  She has earned her Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals and is a USDF “L” Program graduate.  Jami will use the scholarship to train with Kathy Connelly.

 

Since 1996, The Dressage Foundation has offered annual instructor scholarships in Major Anders Lindgren’s name.  Major Lindgren was an accomplished dressage rider, having won the 1971 Swedish Dressage Championship and ridden on the Swedish Olympic Team in 1972.  He also won the Scandinavian Eventing Championship in 1959.  Lindgren’s contribution to American dressage was large, as he was solidly committed to the education of U.S. dressage instructors.  Over a ten-year period, almost 1,000 participating instructors learned from his systematic, structural approach to teaching dressage at the USDF/Violet Hopkins National Seminars for Dressage Instructors, and then at the National Symposium.  Major Lindgren passed away in 2010, at the age of 85.  The Dressage Foundation is proud to offer these important scholarships in his honor.

SusanJStickle.com

SusanJStickle.com

Applications for the three Lindgren scholarships are due to The Dressage Foundation by September 30th of each year.  A Grant Selection Committee will review each application and determine the recipients, if qualified applications are received.  For more information about the Major Anders Lindgren Scholarships and The Dressage Foundation, please contact Jenny Johnson at (402) 434-8585 or visit www.dressagefoundation.org.

 

The Dressage Foundation

 

The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt, donor-driven organization that is dedicated to supporting and advancing the sport of dressage.  The organization solicits contributions, appropriately allocates the donations, and awards grants and scholarships to dressage riders of all ages and levels.  For more information, please visit www.dressagefoundation.org.

THE DRESSAGE FOUNDATION’S CAROL LAVELL GIFTED MEMORIAL FUND AWARDS $10,000 TO ADULT AMATEUR RIDERS

December 06, 2012 By: janwest Category: General

(December 3, 2012) – The Dressage Foundation is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund Scholarships for Adult Amateurs.  Each will receive a $1,000 Scholarship to enable them to set aside quality time in concentrated training with a horse they own, with a trainer of choice, away from the daily pressures of job and family.

 

“Congratulations to these deserving Adult Amateurs for being selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship!  Thanks to the generosity of Carol Lavell, her family, and friends, we are thrilled to provide this support,” said Jenny Johnson, Administrative Director of The Dressage Foundation.  “We hope that each recipient will make the most of the concentrated training time that this scholarship will allow, and we look forward to hearing from each recipient about her experience.”

 

Up to nine $1,000 grants are available each year (one per United States Dressage Federation Region).  Additionally, two wild card grants are available, and can be awarded in any Region.  The following Adult Amateurs were chosen as recipients from their respective USDF Regions to receive grants for training in the 2013 calendar year.

 

USDF Region 2 – Mary Johnson (MI) and her horse, 5th of Bay Tovin, will train with Sarah Michael.  Mary is a member of GLASS-ED (Great Lakes Area Show Series – Educational Dressage).

 

USDF Region 3 – Kelly Vineyard (FL) and her horse, The Roman Knows, will train with Erin Brinkman.  Kelly is a member of Arredondo Dressage Society.

 

USDF Region 4 – Elizabeth Sue Hussey (MO) and her horse, Wolfsfalle, will train with Wick Hotchkiss.  Elizabeth is a member of Columbia Dressage and Combined Training Association.

 

USDF Region 5 – Michelle Dorsey (TX) and her horse, Bertolucci, will train with Sarah Martin.  Michelle is a member of Paso del Norte Dressage Society.

 

USDF Region 5 – Shannon Lemons (CO) and her horses, Shaman and Deven, will train with Sarah Martin.  Shannon is a member of Pike’s Peak Dressage Society, a chapter of Rocky Mountain Dressage Society.

 

USDF Region 6 – Christine Erikson (WA) and her horse, NF Midnite Sultana, will train with Beth Anderson-Ness.  Christine is a member of Lower Puget Sound Dressage Club, a chapter of Oregon Dressage Society.

 

USDF Region 7 – Zena Cooper (CA) and her horse, Feine Nacht, will train with Kathleen Raine.  Zena is a member of the San Juan Capistrano Chapter of California Dressage Society.

 

USDF Region 7 – Lesley Grove (NV) and her horse, True Texas Colors, will train with Sarah Lockman.  Lesley is a member of the Sierra Nevada Chapter of California Dressage Society.

 

USDF Region 8 – Kari Bradshaw (CT) and her horse, Briar Bay, will train with Ann Guptill.  Kari is a member of Connecticut Dressage Association.

 

USDF Region 9 – Lindsey Hankins (OK) and her horses, Onyx and Aleczander, will train with Sherry Guess.  Lindsey is a member of Oklahoma Dressage Society.

 

For more information about The Dressage Foundation and the Gifted Memorial Fund, visit www.dressagefoundation.org or contact Jenny Johnson at (402) 434-8585 or jenny@dressagefoundation.org.

 

The Dressage Foundation

The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt, donor-driven organization that is dedicated to supporting and advancing the sport of dressage.  The organization solicits contributions, appropriately allocates the donations, and awards grants and scholarships to dressage riders of all ages and levels.  For more information, please visit www.dressagefoundation.org.