WDCTA Awarded Grants from The Dressage Foundation
WDCTA has been awarded two grants from the Dressage Foundation.
The first grant comes from the Continuing Education for Dressage Instructors Fund. This grant program is being made possible with funding donated by Maryal Barnett (MI), who has conducted some Estate Planning with The Dressage Foundation. Maryal is a long-time premier US Dressage Instructor, and The Dressage Foundation is pleased and honored that she has arranged to “give back” to her beloved sport in this special way.
WDCTA Member Earns Dressage Foundation Grant
Souce: The Dressage Foundation
August 3, 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.
"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."
Junior WDCTA Member Cassy Doolittle Earns Scholarship to Ride With Maryal Barnett
Junior dressage enthusiast Cassandra Doolittle submitted an application for a $300 scholarship to ride with Maryal Barnett.
Our 2012 Awards Chair is Cindy Riffle. Please make sure when you are sending in your awards applications and score reports you are sending them to Cindy Riffle, and not accidentally sending them to our 2011 awards chair. Cindy's information is on all of the 2012 awards documents, or you may click her name above for her address.
WDCTA Awarded Grant from The Dressage Foundation
WDCTA has been awarded a $1000 Grant from the Dressage Foundation.
The Grant comes from the Continuing Education for Dressage Instructors Fund. This grant program is being made possible with funding donated by Maryal Barnett (MI), who has conducted some Estate Planning with The Dressage Foundation. Maryal is a long-time premier US Dressage Instructor, and The Dressage Foundation is pleased and honored that she has arranged to “give back” to her beloved sport in this special way.
The Grant is specifically for our USDF Instructor Certification Lungeing Workshop(s) being conducted in November.
Dressage Foundation's Help for Dressage Instructors Grant - Deadline July 1
Source: The Dressage Foundation
Founded by Maryal Barnett, the program offers five annual grants of up to $1,500 to individuals in pursuit of Instructor Certification. Individual grant applications will be due no later than February 1st and July 1st each year. As the Fund grows, additional grants may become available to more groups, organizations and individuals.
Individuals may apply for grants ranging from $500 up to $1,500 to attend USDF Instructor Certification workshops, pre-certification, and/or testing. Funding is available from The Dressage Foundation to provide up to six individual grants annually. The application deadlines are February 1st and July 1st, with final recipients selected and notified no later than April 1st and September 1st. Applications must be received prior to attending the portion of the program for which money is requested, and grant money must be used within two years after the award date. Following the workshop(s), recipients will be required to submit a summary of how this grant and/or workshop will help them further their career, along with a financial summary. Grant money will be distributed once The Dressage Foundation receives these items.
If you wish to apply please visit the link above.
As a reminder, WDCTA offers education scholarships at the State level. Some chapters also offer scholarships.
International Helmet Awareness Day - June 9th
Lexington, KY (May 19th)- Riders4Helmets.com has teamed up with leading helmet manufacturers to host International Helmet Awareness Day 2012 on Saturday June 9th. Building on the success of National Helmet Awareness Day 2010 (USA) and International Helmet Awareness Day 2011, participating retailers all over the world will be offering discounts on helmets to equestrians on this day. “We are delighted to be in our third year of hosting and organizing International Helmet Awareness Day,” said Lyndsey White, Riders4Helmets. “The campaign was founded two years ago as a direct result of Olympian Courtney King-Dye’s accident with the aim of educating equestrians on the benefits of wearing a properly fitting, secured and certified helmet. We are proud to dedicate this years’ event to Courtney.”