Apr 13, 2023

Ever So Sweet and Leg Up Scholarships Now Accepting Applications

By SEE - Edited Press Release

Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE) is accepting applications for two exciting scholarship opportunities this month.

Ever So Sweet Scholarship

Scholarship recipients will receive funding to immerse themselves in a high-performance training program with Sara Kozumplik at Overlook Farm Equestrian Center in Berryville, VA for three months. The scholarship covers expenses for full board and training costs for the horse, several lessons per week, housing for the rider, a stipend to cover living expenses, competition fees, and coaching at competitions. Participants will learn to manage, care for, and compete horses in an immersive program and will have the opportunity to work as part of the team in all aspects of running a large, competitive barn.

Applications are due May 7, 2023. Apply here.

Applicants must…

  • Be a minimum of 16 years old and able to drive.
  • Be based in the United States.
  • Have access to their own horse, either owned or leased.
  • Be dedicated to developing a career path in equine sports.
  • Be willing to track expenses for reimbursement.
  • Be willing to share their experience as part of the ESS Scholarship in blogs, vlogs, social & print media.
  • Be committed to using knowledge gained during the Scholarship period to increase access to equestrian sports for underrepresented groups.

Leg Up Scholarship

Strides for Equality Equestrians continues to expand its partnership opportunities with coaches and programs around the country and is pleased to announce a new Leg Up Scholarship sponsored by the Maryland International Equestrian Foundation and Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland.

Applications are being accepted for these new Leg Up Scholarships which are geared towards young equestrians from diverse and underrepresented communities competing at the grassroots level. Recipients will receive a credit of $500.00 towards any equestrian activity held at Loch Moy Farm. This includes both recognized and unrecognized competitions, schoolings, and any fees that might affect participation during the activities and may be used at any date on the calendar for up to one year. Participation can be customized to fit the recipients needs.

Applications are open right now and until April 24th. Spread the word to any deserving young person who is interested in taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Applications and details may be found here.

If you are a trainer, coach or other professional in equestrian sports and would like to join our growing list of Leg Up Scholarship Sponsors please contact us. Your sponsorship can be customized to meet your wishes. Every scholarship opportunity encourages and enriches the lives of those who receive them.

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