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T hanks to the gen­eros­ity of Mar­garet Duprey and Cherry Knoll Farm, along with many other donors from across the coun­try, The Dres­sage Foun­da­tion’s (TDF) Dol­lars for Dream­ers match­ing gift cam­paign was a suc­cess!

Ear­lier this year, TDF an­nounced that Duprey gen­er­ously of­fered a match­ing grant of up to $10,000 for TDF’s Young Rider In­ter­na­tional Dream Pro­gram. Her gift in­spired past pro­gram par­tic­i­pants and oth­ers to make mone­tary do­na­tions as well as do­na­tions of prod­ucts and ser­vices for an on­line auc­tion.

As of Au­gust 1, nearly $17,000 had been raised for the dream pro­gram and with the ad­di­tional $10,000 match from Duprey, TDF will have the nec­es­sary fund­ing to or­ga­nize the dream pro­gram trip once again. The pur­pose of TDF’s Young Rider In­ter­na­tional Dream Pro­gram is to in­tro­duce four top young Amer­i­can rid­ers to the elite stan­dards of in­ter­na­tional dres­sage through ob­serv­ing and meet­ing with top dres­sage rid­ers, in­struc­tors and judges from around the world dur­ing a week-long pro­gram in Europe.

“The Young Rider In­ter­na­tional Dream Pro­gram is a great ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence that can mo­ti­vate young rid­ers to re­ally dig deeper into their learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences by giv­ing them the op­por­tu­nity to study the in­ter­na­tional dres­sage in­dus­try,” Duprey ex­plained.

Do­na­tions for TDF’s Young Rider In­ter­na­tional Dream Pro­gram are still be­ing ac­cepted to en­sure that the pro­gram is held be­yond 2018. Tax-de­ductible gifts can be made on­line at www.dres­sage­foun­da­ or by call­ing TDF at (402) 434-8585.

Mar­garet Duprey of Cherry Knoll Farm

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