Oct 03, 2019

Applications Now Being Accepted for USEA Foundation Grants

Zoe Crawford, recipient of the 2018 Essex Horse Trials Grant. USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

The USEA Foundation is now accepting applications for the Essex Horse Trials Grant, the Seema Sonnad Junior Rider's Grant, and the Haller Scholarship for Eventing Officials.

The Essex Horse Trials Grant is available to a Developing Rider aged 25-and-under who is competing successfully at the CCI3* level and above 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 $10,000 grant may be used for expenses related to equestrian education, coaching, training, and competing.

The Seema Sonnad Junior Rider's Grant of $5,000 annually is available to a Junior Rider aged 18 and under. The rider should be competing successfully at the Preliminary and CCI2* level and working towards representing his or her Area at the NAYC CCI3* team competition in the following year. The grant is intended to assist the recipient to develop the essential horsemanship skills required for a successful transition from the Junior Rider ranks to the Young Rider CCI3* level. The grant may be used for expenses related to equestrian education, coaching, training, and competing.

The Haller Scholarship for Eventing Officials was established in memory of the late Roger Haller and his wife Ann Haller. Designed to provide financial assistance to those licensed officials who are working towards promotion to the “R” license, the “S” license, or FEI licenses. The Haller Scholarship may be used to offset the costs involved in attending the necessary seminars and obtaining the practical experience required to attain promotion to the next level of licensing. The USEA will award a scholarship of $5,000 to a deserving individual in 2019.

Check out which grants you qualify for by clicking here and apply now. Scroll to the grant you want to apply for and click on the live "click here to apply" link. The deadline for applications for these grants is October 15.

About the USEA Foundation

The fundamental mission of the USEA Foundation is to protect and preserve the sport of eventing for future generations and to provide support for the core educational, safety, and equine welfare programs of the USEA. In addition, the Foundation administers educational grants for riders with the intent of preparing them to reach their goals. Learn more about the USEA Foundation at www.useafoundation.org.

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