Announcing Important Changes to Two USEA Foundation Grants

Essex Horse Trials Grant and Seema Sonnad Junior Rider’s Grant Now Require "Request for Consideration" Applications

Mia Farley, 2016 Recipient of the Seema Sonnad Junior Rider's Grant

Mia Farley, 2016 Recipient of the Seema Sonnad Junior Rider's Grant

Hallie Coon, 2016 Recipient of the Essex Horse Trials Grant

Hallie Coon, 2016 Recipient of the Essex Horse Trials Grant

 

The Essex Horse Trials Grant and the Seema Sonnad Junior Rider’s Grant will now require eligible riders interested in being considered for these grants to submit a Request for Consideration (RFC) form. The deadline for submission is September 1 of each year.

Click here for Essex Horse Trials Grant Request for Consideration Forms
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lick here for Seema Sonnad Junior Rider's Grant Request for Consideration Forms

The Essex Horse Trials Grant is available to a Developing Rider aged 25-and-under who is competing successfully at the CIC3*, CCI3* and 4* levels and who is working towards representing the U.S. in international team competition. The grant is intended to assist the recipient in developing the essential horsemanship skills required for a successful transition from the Young Rider ranks to the Senior Rider ranks. The grant may be used for expenses related to equestrian education, coaching, training, and competing.

The Seema Sonnad Junior Rider’s Grant is for riders 14-18 years of age who are competing successfully at the preliminary and FEI 1* level and who are working towards representing his or her Area at the NAJYRC CIC2* team competition in the following year. The grant is intended to assist the recipient in developing the essential horsemanship skills required for a successful transition from the Junior Rider ranks to the Young Rider CIC2* level. The grant may be used for expenses related to equestrian education, coaching, training, and competing.

 

Timeline for Grants

September 1    Request for Consideration forms MUST be submitted. Riders should indicate their competition plans for the rest of the season and any other information that would be helpful to the Selection Committee when making their final decision. Riders who do not submit a Request for Consideration by September 1 will not be considered for the grant.

November     Successful recipient is selected.

December 9    Grant awarded at the USEA Annual Awards Banquet

 

Seema Sonnad Junior Rider's Grant - Request for Consideration form here

 Essex Horse Trials Grant - Request for Consideration form here

Details of all USEA Foundation Grants available here.