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.
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 Grant Available to riders 25 years-of-age and under competing at the CCI3* level.
Amy Tryon Young Riders' Grant Available to riders 25 years-of-age and under.
Seema Sonnad Junior Riders' Grant Available to riders 18 years-of-age and under.
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.
2016 Recipients of the USEA Foundation's Grants
Rebecca Broussard International Developing Rider Grant - Jennie Brannigan
Rebecca Broussard National Developing Rider Grant - Mackenna Shea
The 2016 Essex Horse Trials Grant was awarded to Hallie Coon of Dover, New Hampshire.
The 2016 Seema Sonnad Junior Rider's Grant was awarded to Mia Farley of San Clemente, California
The 2016 Amy Tryon Young Rider's Grant was awarded to Madison Temkin of Sebastopol, California.
The two 2016 Roger Haller Scholarships for the Education of Eventing Officials were awarded to Valerie Vizcarrando of Harwood, Maryland and John Williams of Mendon, New York.
The 2016 Young Adult Amateur Worth The Trust Scholarship was awarded to Taylor Rieck, Woodville, Wisconsin
The 2016 Adult Amateur Worth The Trust Scholarship was awarded to Allison Murphy, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
2015 Recipients of the USEA Foundation's Grants
Rotating Gallery: (1) Tamie Smith received the Rebecca Broussard International Developing Rider's Grant from Jerome and Sarah Broussard. (2) Kurt Martin received the Rebecca Broussard National Developing Rider's Grant. (3) Jenny Caras was awarded The Essex Grant presented by Kevin Baumgardner. (4) Madeline Backus received the inaugural Amy Tryon Young Rider's Grant from Lou Leslie. (5) Alexandra Tett was the first recipient of the Seema Sonnad Junior Rider's Grant made possible by Mr. Henry Glick in memory of his late wife Seema. (6) Nita Sanfilippo received the Worth the Trust Young Amateur award from Jo Whitehouse. (7) Ashley Armijo received the Worth the Trust Amateur Adult Award. (Photos 1-6 courtesy of Stockimageservices.com. Photo 7 USEA Photo.)
Previous grant recipients.
Rebecca Broussard International Developing Riders Grant
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
2015 Kurt Martin
2014 Jennifer McFall
2013 Ellen Doughty-Hume
2012 Tamra Smith
2011 Alexandra Knowles
2015 Jennie Karas
2014 Libby Head
2013 Lizzie Snow
2012 Meghan O'Donoghue
Amy Tryon Young Riders' Grant (New this year.)
2015 Madeline Backus
Seema Sonnad Junior Riders' Grant (New this year.)
2015 Alexandra Tett
Worth The Trust Grants
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