Genay Vaughn, Fleur Noir WSHS Awarded $25,000 Anne L. Barlow-Ramsay Grant

Nov 4, 2022 - 8:02 AM

The Dressage Foundation announced Nov. 3 that Genay Vaughn, Elk Grove, California, and Fleur Noir WSHS have been selected to receive this year’s $25,000 Anne L. Barlow-Ramsay Grant for U.S.-Bred Horses.  The purpose of the grant is to showcase talented American-bred horses ridden by United States citizens, by providing money to train and compete in Wellington, Florida, or in Europe.

Genay Vaughn PC Terri Miller
Genay Vaughn and Fleur Noir WSHS. Terri Miller Photo

Fleur Noir is an 8-year-old Hanoverian mare (Fuerstenball—Wakanova WSHS, Weltmeyer) bred by Lawrence and Janet Jones of West Sierra Hanoverian Sport Horses and owned by Michele and Genay Vaughn. Genay, a USDF gold medalist, has been partnered with Fleur for three years and has taken her from first level to Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I. In 2022, Genay and Fleur qualified to become members of the Kundrun USEF Dressage Development Program. Earlier this year, they were the USDF Region 7 reserve champion in Intermediate I.

Genay plans to use her grant funding to train with German team member Frederic Wandres during the Florida winter season and then travel to Europe in the spring.  Her goal is to compete with Fleur in Intermediaire II in 2023.

 “I’m so incredibly grateful for TDF’s Dr. Anne L. Barlow-Ramsay Fund for U.S-Bred Horses and their truly remarkable support,” Genay said. “To be the recipient of such a prestigious grant means the world to me. I look forward to utilizing this gracious commitment from the fund to push even more aggressively toward my dreams of representing the USA at the highest level with my U.S.-bred mare. I will continue to advocate for U.S.-bred horses and hope to make Dr. Barlow-Ramsay’s family proud.”

The Anne Barlow-Ramsay Grant Fund was established at The Dressage Foundation in 2008 by Dr. Barlow-Ramsay to fulfill her desire to support U.S.-bred horses that are competing on the international dressage stage.  Since 2008, nine recipients have been awarded a $25,000 grant for training or competition, including those who have successfully competed at the highest level of sport such as the Olympic Games, FEI Dressage World Cup, FEI Dressage Nations Cup, and the World and U.S. Young Horse Championships. Applications are due August 15 each year.

For more information about the Anne L. Barlow-Ramsay Grant or The Dressage Foundation, please email or visit The Dressage Foundation’s website.

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