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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Weekend Quick Links: June 9-11

Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.

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“And again, and again, and again”: Knowing When to Come Again and When to Switch Up an Exercise

The great football coach Vince Lombardi said, “We win our games in practice.” With the goal of having the most effective practices possible for horses, their riders, and their coaches, Cathy Wieschhoff explains some signs that can indicate when horse and rider should repeat an exercise, switch it up, or be done with that activity. Wieschhoff brings perspective as a five-star rider that has competed at the Kentucky Three-Day Event and Burghley Horse Trials, a USEF “R” Course Designer for eventing cross-country and show jumping, a former Area VIII chair and member of the USEA Board of Governors, and a Level V USEA ECP Certified Coach based out of Carriage Station Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.

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