The Dressage Foundation has announced that Adrienne Lyle and Harmony’s Duval have been selected to receive this year’s $25,000 Anne L. Barlow Ramsay Grant. The purpose of the grant is to showcase talented American-bred horses ridden by U.S. citizens by providing money to train and compete in Europe.
Harmony’s Duval was bred by Harmony Sporthorses in Kiowa, Colorado, and is owned by Duval Partners LLC. Last year was the first season at the CDI small tour level for Lyle and Duval, which culminated in a third-placed finish at the 2017 USEF Dressage Festival of Champions (New Jersey). Duval also won his first national Grand Prix and has been accepted into the USEF Developing Program. Adrienne and Duval will use the funds to travel to Europe in the summer of 2019 for training and competition.
“I am incredibly honored to receive the Anne Ramsay Grant from The Dressage Foundation! This wonderful grant will make it possible for me to showcase Harmony’s Duval, an American-bred Grand Prix horse, in Europe next summer,” said Lyle. “It is imperative that our horses get exposure in Europe if they want to be top contenders, but the costs of traveling and competing over there would be inhibitive without the support and generosity of people like Anne Ramsay, who have a desire to help American dressage grow and succeed on the world stage.”
For more information about the Anne L. Barlow Ramsay Grant or The Dressage Foundation, please contact Jenny Johnson at (402) 434-8585, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.dressagefoundation.org.