Aug 03, 2022

Worth the Trust Scholarship to Retire in 2022

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
Brandy Savarese, winner of the 2020 Worth the Trust Scholarship. Terrie Hatcher Photo.

The Worth the Trust Educational Scholarship was established in 2002 in honor of Ms. Joan Iversen Goswell's horse Worth the Trust. "Trusty" was a full Thoroughbred who went to the highest level of the sport while ridden by Karen O'Connor. Together the pair won the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in 1997.

The aim of the grant was to reward up-and-coming amateur eventers by helping to fund training opportunities like lessons, clinics, working student positions, and private or group instruction.

“It has been my distinct pleasure to have offered the Worth the Trust Educational Scholarship for Amateur Riders from 2002 through 2021,” stated Goswell. “Regretfully, the scholarship has come to an end this year, 2022. I hope past scholarships have given amateur riders the knowledge and ability to compete successfully and safely. I also wish each and every one of you future amateurs, both young and old, much good luck, and success in your endeavors.”

Goswell continued, “I would like to thank my volunteer judges for their help in selecting the winners for the last nineteen years and I would especially like to thank Nancy Knight [of the USEA] for her knowledge and expertise in making this scholarship a success.”

Remaining funds from the Worth the Trust scholarship fund will be redirected to the new USEA Emerging Athlete 21 (EA21) program.

Previous recipients of the Worth the Trust scholarship include:

  • 2022 Heather Thomas
  • 2020 Brandy Savarese
  • 2019 Kaley Sapper (YA), Greta Hallgren (AA), and Krista Wilson (Psych)
  • 2018 Melissa Baumann (YA) and Sarah Mackenzie (AA)
  • 2017 Taylor Rieck (YA) and Allison Murphy (AA)
  • 2016 Nita Sanfillipo (YA) and Ashley Armijo (AA)
  • 2015 Rebecca Barber (YA) and Kate Vane (AA)
  • 2014 Heidi Siegmund (YA) and Lorraine Barrows (AA)
  • 2013 Alexander Makowski (YA) and Carla Vaneffen (AA)
  • 2012 Lucy Gordon (YA) and Erica Seas (AA)
  • 2011 Nina Klimova (YA) and Susan Cooper (AA)
  • 2010 Anna Schmitt (YA) and Tracey Young (AA)
  • 2009 Kyle Smith (YA) and Rohena Armstrong (AA)
  • 2008 Sarah Robb (YA) and Cindy Zitko (AA)
  • 2007 Charlotte Merle-Smith (YA) and Mary Jordan (AA)
  • 2006 Kelly Soldavin (YA) and Jane Anderson (AA)
  • 2005 Ursula Brush (YA) and Peri Lambros (AA)
  • 2004 Melissa Silverman (YA) and Nicole Jackson (AA)
  • 2003 Jackie Lowe (YA) and Tanetta Anderson (AA)
  • 2002 Rebecca Polan (YA) and Memree Stuart (AA)

For more information on other available grants, please visit the USEA Foundation website.

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