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The dres­sage foun­da­tion (tdf is pleased to an­nounce the cre­ation of a new grant fund that will pro­vide fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to para-dres­sage rid­ers to at­tend ed­u­ca­tional events such as clin­ics at the use para-eques­trian As­so­ci­a­tion para-eques­trian Cen­ters of ex­cel­lence (COI. One goal of the fund is to reach grass­roots and lower-level rid­ers.

“this para-eques­trian dres­sage fund has been in the works for a long time so we’re es­pe­cially ex­cited to see it up and run­ning soon” said Beth Baumert tdf pres­i­dent and CEO. “As the de­tails de­velop we hope that donors will find this as ex­cit­ing as we do. As al­ways tdf tries to help peo­ple at the grass­roots as well as at the top and this fund will fol­low suit.”

“use is ex­tremely ap­pre­cia­tive and ex­cited about the de­vel­op­ment of tdf’s para-eques­trian dres­sage grant fund said lau­reen John­son usef’s para-eques­trian di­rec­tor. “the tim­ing couldn’t be bet­ter to of­fer the ath­letes an op­por­tu­nity to ap­ply for fund­ing to as­sist with ex­penses to at­tend ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams such as those pro­vided by the COE.”

hope hand pres­i­dent of the use said “thank you tdf for this great op­por­tu­nity to spot­light para-dres­sage along with the well-estab­lished dres­sage-grant pro­grams the foun­da­tion has sup­ported over the years. in­clud­ing para-dres­sage un­der the foun­da­tion’s um­brella shows how para-dres­sage is truly ‘par­al­leled’ in every phase. these grants will help af­ford and en­cour­age more rid­ers to learn and en­joy the sport of para-dres­sage.”

if you are in­ter­ested in sup­port­ing u.s. para-dres­sage rid­ers please con­tact tdf at (402I 4S4-8585 or visit dres­sage­foun­da­tion.org to make a dona­tion.

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