March 23, 2018 - Southern California Equestrian Sports (SCES) announced today their supporting contribution of three thousand dollars to Aspen Farms Horse Trials. The event will take place in Yelm, Washington on June 8-10, 2018. Two thousand dollars of the donated funds will be given for event enhancement, with the remainder dedicated towards the support of competing SCES members.
SCES will award five hundred dollars to the highest placed SCES members in both the CIC* and CIC2* divisions as a part of their mission to support horse sports and competitors in a variety of disciplines at the international levels.
“We look forward to again awarding this prize money in support of our SCES members, as well as supporting the Aspen Farms event. At SCES, we understand the financial demands of equestrian sports and are honored to support competitions and athletes in bringing their goals to fruition,” stated Southern California Equestrian Sports President, David Kuhlman.
Riders planning to compete at Aspen Farms who would like to become eligible for SCES awards are urged to apply to become an SCES approved rider no later than May 30, 2018. Application forms can be found here.
SCES is open to riders in all equestrian disciplines, from a variety of countries, competing at the international levels of competition (FEI), which proudly includes Paralympic Athletes, and urges any interested equestrians to apply through their website at www.scesports.org.
For more information about Aspen Farms, visit www.aspenfarmseventing.com.
About Southern California Equestrian Sports
Southern California Equestrian Sports, Inc. (SCES) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping equestrian riders and organizers raise tax-deductible funds to compete in and support their national and international competitions throughout the United States.
SCES is designed to help athletes and owners expand their financial resources to train and compete by allowing supporters to receive tax-deductible benefits for contributions. SCES understands the financial commitment it takes to compete at the highest levels of equestrian sports; therefore established an organization to help foster development and competition.
SCES will consider any equestrian or competition meeting the eligibility criteria, in any discipline that is nationally or internationally recognized, for grants. The seven FEI disciplines are Combined Driving, Dressage, Endurance, Eventing, Jumping, Reining, and Vaulting.
SCES has been granted a tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax deductible at the maximum allowed by law and donations can be made on behalf of Southern California Equestrian Sports, Inc.
For more information about Southern California Equestrian Sports, please visit their website at www.scesports.org.
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