December 12, 2014 -- The Dressage Foundation is proud to announce this year's recipients of the Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund Scholarships for Adult Amateurs. Each will receive a $1,000 Scholarship to enable them to set aside quality time in concentrated training with their horse, trainer of choice, and away from the daily pressures of job and family.
"Thanks to the generosity of Carol Lavell, her family, and friends, we are pleased to provide this financial support to adult amateurs who not only make time to further their dressage education, but who are tremendous volunteers for their dressage clubs," said Jenny Johnson, Executive Director of The Dressage Foundation. “Without the effort of volunteers such as these, dressage would not be alive and well in communities across the country. They certainly deserve to have some time away to concentrate on their riding!”
Up to eleven $1,000 grants are available each year - one per United States Dressage Federation Region and two wild card grants that can be awarded in any Region. The following Adult Amateurs were chosen as recipients from their respective USDF Regions to receive grants for training in the 2015 calendar year.
USDF Region 1 – Eliza Temeles Slone (VA) and her horse, Aurelia, will train with James Koford. Eliza is a member of the Charlottesville Chapter of the Virginia Dressage Association.
USDF Region 2 – Ashley Holden (KY) and her horse, Ripken, will train with Jennifer Truett. Ashley is a member of Kentucky Dressage Association.
USDF Region 3 – Susan Price (TN) and her horse, Serenade, will train with James Koford. Susan is a member of Crossroads Dressage and Combined Training Society.
USDF Region 3 – Nia Haynes (FL) and her horse, Mooie Zwaan, will train with Greta Wrigley. Nia is a member of Arredondo Dressage Society.
USDF Region 4 – Melissa Ward (NE) and her horse, Wintessa, will train with Sarah Martin. Melissa is a member of Nebraska Dressage Association.
USDF Region 7 – Margo Brown (CA) and her horse, Dolce Diva, will train with Sue Curry Schaffer. Margo is a member of the Sonoma Chapter of the California Dressage Society.
USDF Region 7 – Susan Traynor (NV) and her horse, Ty Traynor, will train with Sarah Lockman. Susan is a member of California Dressage Society.
USDF Region 9 – Jennifer Porter Delmer (TX) and her horse, Coles Night Hawk, will train with Lurena Bell. Jennifer is a member of Alamo Dressage Association.