CONTACT:
JENNY JOHNSON, THE DRESSAGE FOUNDATION
TEL (402) 434-8585, EMAIL jenny@dressagefoundation.org

The Dressage Foundation Set to Award $85,000 for High Performance Dressage and Dressage Instructors

(August 11, 2010) Lincoln, Neb. – The Dressage Foundation is pleased to announce three major funding opportunities available this fall for High Performance Dressage athletes and Dressage Instructors.

The purpose of the Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize is to award an annual $25,000 grant to provide financial assistance for coaching and training to a talented, committed, qualified rider whose plan is to reach and excel at the elite, international standards of High Performance Dressage. Thanks to the generosity of Carol's father, Gordon Cadwgan, the Foundation is now able to offer up to two annual $25,000 Prizes. The application deadline is December 13, 2010.

The Anne L. Barlow Ramsay Annual $25,000 Grant was established to showcase talented American-bredhorses ridden by United States citizens, by providing funds to train and compete in Europe. The horse and rider applicants will be competing successfully at Prix St. George or higher, and show potential to move forward into High Performance competition. The successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to be an ambassador for the American-bred horse in Europe. Applications for the Ramsay Grant are due October 25, 2010.

The Major Anders Lindgren Scholarship for Dressage Instructors is once again available, and the award amount has increased from $6,000 to $10,000. This scholarship is awarded to a Dressage instructor, especially those in the USDF Certified Pool, Training through Fourth Levels. The funding is meant to help with the expenses incurred as recipients study and train abroad to improve Dressage teaching and training. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is September 30, 2010.

Further information and applications for each of these awards, and for other grants from The Dressage Foundation, can be found at 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 call (402) 434-8585 or visit www.dressagefoundation.org.