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October 10, 2012

The Dressage Foundation's Michael Poulin Fund Awards Two Grants To Educational Programs

The Dressage Foundation is pleased to announce that two grants were recently awarded from the Michael Poulin Dressage Fund.  A grant in the amount of $1,500 was awarded to Team EnGaged to host a Pony Clinic with Lendon Gray.  Additionally, a $3,000 grant was made to Dressage4Kids to help conduct the Winter Intensive Program for Youth.

Team EnGaged, based in Lexington, KY, is hosting a Pony Clinic with Lendon Gray on October 6-7 in Mt. Airy, MD.  The purpose of the clinic is to identify riders and ponies who could be candidates for the FEI Pony division.  The Poulin Fund grant will help keep the cost reasonable for participants, in order to provide this educational experience to as many riders and auditors as possible. 

Dressage4Kids received a Poulin Fund grant for the Winter Intensive Program for Youth that runs from January through March 2013 in Wellington, FL.  During this time, up to 15 young dressage riders will have the opportunity to receive riding and lunge lessons, as well as daily fitness training, sports psychology sessions, stable management instruction, lectures, time to watch top level riders train, and more.  

The Michael Poulin Dressage Fund was established at The Dressage Foundation in 2003 by Michael's friends, family, and admirers.  The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial support for programs and projects that enhance the quality of dressage in the U.S., through any and all of its component disciplines - riding, competing, training, instructing, and judging.

For more information about the Michael Poulin Dressage 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.