In July, the USEA Foundation announced a new set of educational grants spearheaded by the Broussard Family and the Broussard Charitable Foundation Trust that would be awarded to deserving candidates 18 years old and above who are passionate about moving their commitment to the sport forward. These grants cover three areas: Horsemanship Immersion Program, Instructors' Certification Program, and Eventing Officials “r” Training Program.
The response to these "Going Forward" grants was overwhelming, and the caliber and quality of each applicant were impressive. This made decision-making nearly impossible. The review panel reviewed every single application and letter of recommendation submitted and then decided on a list of finalists to be interviewed via Zoom.
Following further deliberations, the panel is delighted to announce the name of the successful applicants by category:
Horse Immersion Program
Instructors' Certification Program
Eventing Officials "r" Training Program
The total amount of grants awarded was $32,000.
The review panel and the USEA Foundation would like to thank Jerome Broussard for his generosity in supporting these grants and his willingness to increase the total amount available when it was clear there were so many deserving candidates. This allowed grants to be awarded to seven individuals instead of four or five as was initially planned.
More information about the Going Forward Grants is available on the USEA Foundation website.
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