The Dressage Foundation announced that Carly Taylor-Smith and Rosalut NHF 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 Wellington, Florida, or Europe.
Rosalut NHF was bred by Maggie Neider of North Hill Farm in New York and is owned by Nikki Taylor-Smith. “Ludo” has garnered two national young horse championship titles and two USDF Horse of the Year Awards.
Taylor-Smith and Ludo won the 2018 Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival CDI at Intermediaire I and were third at the 2017 USEF/Markel Developing Horse Prix St. Georges Championships.
Taylor-Smith will use the $25,000 grant to train with Debbie McDonald in Wellington this season and possibly train and compete in Europe in the summer of 2020.
“I am truly touched and incredibly grateful to be receiving the Anne Ramsay Grant from The Dressage Foundation!” said Carly. “Because of the generosity of Dr. Ramsay, riders like me who don’t come from a wealthy background are able to pursue top training and showcase their talented horses, in the hope that they will one day become team contenders. Our 9-year-old, Rosalut NHF, is proudly American bred and will be doing his first season at Grand Prix in 2020.”