Grant Information


For 2016 and 2017, grants to each selected finalist will reimburse up to $5,000 of actual expenses paid to travel to and compete at the U.S. Dressage Finals. 


Who is Eligible? 

Adult amateur and professional dressage riders in USDF Region 6 who qualify to compete at the national level are eligible for Championship Travel Fund support. Region 6 members live in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska and Western Montana. 


How to Apply for a Grant 

  • Download a grant application at!application/nju6m. 

  • Submit completed grant applications, references, proof of eligibility, and nonrefundable processing fees by the deadlines listed below to Carolynn Bunch, USDF Region 6 Representative, at, or by mail to Carolynn Bunch, 14751 N Kelsey St, Monroe, WA 98272. 


Selection Process and Criteria 

  • Completed application, reference materials, and processing fee received by the early bird or regular deadline. 

  • Proof of qualification to participate at nationals, including scores from, and official invitation from USDF to compete at US Dressage Finals. 

  • Two references, one from the dressage community providing information about your equestrian skills and your support of the regional dressage community through volunteering or other contributions, and one as a personal reference. 

  • Minimum of five volunteer hours supporting the Region 6 dressage community/activities within the last year. 

  • Current USDF Member. 

  • Agree to participate in fundraising and sponsor activities for following year. 


Timeline and Deadlines 

  • July 15, 2016: 

o Early bird application deadline, including references and early bird processing fee of $25 (nonrefundable). 

o Verification of qualifying scores for early bird applications to be provided later, by Sept. 30. 

  • Friday, Sept. 30, 2016: 

o Regular application deadline (regular deadline processing fee $50 (nonrefundable)). 

o Deadline for all applicants to provide verification of qualifications to compete at National Finals. 

  • Monday, October 10, 2016: Grantees notified. 


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