The USEA Foundation is honored to administer a number of grants and scholarships, all designed to assist event riders reach their goals. The grants provide funds to be used for coaching, training, and participating in competitions aimed at advancing the skills of both horse and rider.
Wilton Fair Fund Grants The Wilton Fair Fund allows up to $100,000 in grants to be given each year for a variety of educational opportunities for riders 29 and under who have not yet ridden for a senior team.
Rebecca Broussard International Developing Riders Grant Available to riders at the CIC3* and above who have not yet ridden represented the USA in an official team competition. (Preference given to riders who compete at the CIC3* level at The Event at Rebecca Farm, Kalispell, Montana.)
The Essex Horse Trials Grant Available to riders 25 years-of-age and under competing at the CIC3*, CCI3* and/or CCI4* levels. Riders to complete online application forms by October 15.
Amy Tryon Young Riders' Grant Available to riders 14-21 years-of-age. Nominee to be selected by each Area Selection Committee and submitted to Chair of the USEA Young Riders' Committee at which time a USEA National Selection Committee will choose the overall grant recipient. Riders to complete online application by October 15. Further eligibility requirements here.
Seema Sonnad Junior Riders' Grant Available to riders 18 years-of-age and under. Riders to complete online application by October 15.
Worth The Trust Adult Amateur Riders' Grant Available to two amateur riders. One award is made to a Young Amateur and a second award is made to an Adult Amateur Rider 26 years of age and above.
Le Samurai Fund - Area Adult Amateur Education Grants. Awarded to each of the 10 USEA Areas upon application by the Area Chair.
The Roger Haller Scholarship for the Education of Eventing Officials Two scholarships are available to officials who are seeking promotion to a higher level of licensing. Officials must hold the USEF "r" license or above.
2017 RECIPIENTS OF THE USEA FOUNDATION'S GRANTS
WILTON FAIR GRANT - Madeline Backus
Rebecca Broussard International Developing Rider's Grant - Erin Sylvester
Rebecca Broussard National Developing Rider's Grant - Madeline Backus
Essex Horse Trials Grant - Caroline Martin
Seema Sonnad Junior Rider's Grant - Ryan Keefe
Amy Tryon Young Rider's Grant - Avery Whisman
USEA Course Designer's Grants - Jeff Kibbie and John Michael Durr
Grant Recipients 2011-2016
Rebecca Broussard International Developing Riders Grant
2016 Jennie Brannigan
2015 Tamie Smith
2014 Matthew Brown (Banner photo Stockimageservices.com)
2013 Katherine Groesbeck
2012 Jolie Wentworth
2011 Sharon White
Rebecca Broussard National Developing Riders Grant
2016 Mackenna Shea
2015 Kurt Martin
2014 Jennifer McFall
2013 Ellen Doughty-Hume
2012 Tamra Smith
2011 Alexandra Knowles
2016 Hallie Coon
2015 Jenny Caras
2014 Libby Head
2013 Lizzie Snow
2012 Meghan O'Donoghue
Amy Tryon Young Riders' Grant
2016 Madison Temkin
2015 Madeline Backus
Seema Sonnad Junior Riders' Grant
2016 Mia Farley
2015 Alexandra Tett
Worth The Trust Scholarships (Young Adult Amateur and Adult Amateur)
2016 Taylor Rieck and Allison Murphy
2015 Nita Sanfillipo and Ashley Armijo
2014 Heidi Siegmund and Lorraine Barrows
2013 Alexander Makowski and Carla Vaneffen
2012 Lucy Gordon and Erica Seas
2011 Anna Schmitt and Tracey Young