USEA Foundation Grants


Amy Tryon Grant 

The Amy Tryon Grant is designed for Young Riders under 25 years of age who require financial assistance to pursue their goal of training and/or competing in an international Event. This grant is offered in memory of Amy Tryon, an icon in our sport whose dedication and hard work took her from Northwest Washington to an Olympic Medal. 

Cindy Burge Memorial Grant 

This grant is distributed between areas and is given in order to fund an instructor's participation in the USEA Instructor Certification Program (ICP). This grant is administered by each area's Adult Rider Program. Potential recipients are selected based on qualification standards including merit as an instructor, service to the sport, potential to provide future benefit to the sport and demonstration of compatibility with the educational goals of ICP. 

Course Designer's Educational Grant 

There is an urgent need for new course designers with riding experience necessary to understand the demands of the sport at the highest levels. This grant was created for the purpose of funding the education and development of a future course designer. It is available to any rider who has completed at least a CCI2* and is interested in becoming a course designer.

Essex Grant

The Essex Grant was created to offset expenses related to coaching, training and competition for any rider Under 25 years of age, who is moving from the Young Rider to senior ranks. From the late 1960's the Essex Horse Trials was one of the most prestigious CCI1* and CCI2* competitions in the country. Though this Event is no more, the Board of Directors at the Essex Horse Trials ensured the name will live on through the inspiration and energy of every Young Riders who will eventually represent the United States. 

Le Samurai Fund Area Adult Education Grant

The Le Samurai Fund has been established by Rebecca Broussard and Amy Tryon in memory of the great four-star horse Le Samurai. The USEA Foundation (formally known as The Endowment Trust) has allocated a total of $10,000 annually from the Le Samurai Fund for adult amateur education programs that are USEA Area activities. Grants from the fund are in addition to Area allotments and can be used for the same adult amateur education programs.

Download more information about the grant and the application: Le Samurai Fund Area Adult Education Grant

The Rebecca Broussard Developing International Rider Grant

The Rebecca Broussard Developing International Rider Grants are designed to assist and to encourage the development of Event Riders at the highest level of the sport.  These grants will be awarded to offset some of the travel and training expenses in the pursuit of achieving the qualities of an international rider. These Grants are not available to riders who have already achieved the honor of representing the U.S. at international CCIO3* or 4* Eventing competitions.   

Download more information about the grant and the application: Rebecca Broussard Grant

Seema Sonnad Junior Rider Grant

This grant, established in 2015 in memory of Seema Sonnad, is available to riders 18 years or younger, who have completed a CCI*. The grant is intended to assist the recipient develop the essential horsemanship skills required for a successful transition from the Junior Rider ranks to the Young Rider CCI2* level. The grant may be used for expenses related to equestrian education, coaching, training, and competing.

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Worth The Trust Grant

This grant is offered in two forms: to Adult Amateurs (Over 26 years of age) and Young Adult Amateurs (Aged 16-25). This grant is in honor of Worth the Trust, owned by Joan Iverson Goswell, a 15.3 Thoroughbred gelding (Wind and Wuthering x Stop Over Station), who competed for many years with Karen O’Connor including winning the 1997 Rolex Kentucky CCI3*. The Worth the Trust Grant was created to help fund amateurs’ training opportunities like clinics and instruction. 

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