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The Dressage Foundation Awards Continuing Education Grants To Five Dressage Instructors

August 06, 2012 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

August 6, 2012 – The Dressage Foundation’s Continuing Education for Dressage Instructors Fund, established by Maryal Barnett, has awarded grants to five individuals to attend the United States Dressage Federation’s Instructor Certification Program.

Kalli Bowles (CA), Megan Dischler (WI), Heather McCullough (NC), Colleen Reid (CA) and Alejandro Salazar (CA) each received a $1,250 grant to further their education as instructors.


Alejandro Salazar

“The Grant Selection Committee felt that these applicants were well qualified, and The Dressage Foundation is very pleased to help them continue their education,” said Jenny Johnson, Administrative Director.  “Many thanks go to Maryal for creating this fund and providing this important financial support.”

Instructors attending any portion of the Instructor Certification Program, including the workshops, pre-certification and testing, can use individual grants through this Fund.  Individual grants are awarded twice per year and the next deadline for applications is February 1, 2013.

Colleen Reid

Additionally, five $1,000 grants are available to GMOs that are organizing an instructor education event.  The funds can be used to offset some of the expenses involved in conducting a USDF Instructor Certification Program, or to organize a general educational event for area instructors.  These applications must be received at least 90 days prior to the event.

Heather McCullough. Photo Pat Girard

For more information about the Continuing Education for Dressage Instructors Fund or 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.