Jul 31, 2017

Announcing Changes to USEA Foundation Grants

By Jo Whitehouse - USEA Staff
Hallie Coon, 2016 Recipient of the Essex Horse Trials Grant. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

The Essex Horse Trials Grant and the Seema Sonnad Junior Rider’s Grant will now require eligible riders interested in being considered for these grants to submit a Request for Consideration form. The deadline for submission is September 1, 2017. Details and forms are available here.

The Essex Horse Trials Grant is available to a Developing Rider aged 25 and under who is competing successfully at the CIC3*, CCI3* and 4* levels and who is working towards representing the U.S. in international team competition. The grant is intended to assist the recipient in developing the essential horsemanship skills required for a successful transition from the Young Rider ranks to the Senior Rider ranks. The grant may be used for expenses related to equestrian education, coaching, training, and competing.

The Seema Sonnad Junior Rider’s Grant is for riders 14-18 years of age who are competing successfully at the preliminary and FEI 1* level and who are working towards representing his or her Area at the NAJYRC CIC2* team competition in the following year. The grant is intended to assist the recipient in developing the essential horsemanship skills required for a successful transition from the Junior Rider ranks to the Young Rider CIC2* level. The grant may be used for expenses related to equestrian education, coaching, training, and competing.

Timeline for Grants

September 1 - Request for Consideration forms MUST be submitted. Riders should indicate their competition plans for the rest of the season and any other information that would be helpful to the Selection Committee when making their final decision. Riders who do not submit a Request for Consideration by September 1 will not be considered for the grant.

November - Successful recipient is selected.

December 9 - Grant awarded at the USEA Annual Awards Banquet

Click here for Essex Horse Trials Grant Request for Consideration form
Click here for Seema Sonnad Junior Rider's Grant Request for Consideration form

Details of all USEA Foundation Grants available here.

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