US Dressage Finals announces
$50,000 in Travel Grant Funds Available
To alleviate some of the financial burden for those traveling the greatest distances to the 2023 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®, the USDF is making up to $50,000 in travel-grant funds available to eligible competitors.
US Dressage Finals competitors who fall into the following groups (based on the rider's address of record as associated with the USDF membership) will be eligible to apply for travel grants:
Group 1 (WA, OR, CA, HI, AK, MT, ID, AZ, NV, UT)
Group 2 (WY, NM, CO)
Group 1 competitors are eligible to apply for grants of up to $1,400. Those in Group 2 are eligible to apply for grants of up to $1,000. Group 1 applicants will receive priority allocation. Grants will be based solely on the rider's residence of record. Grants will be awarded to the horse/rider combination. A rider may apply for a grant with each eligible horse entered. Riders are permitted to receive additional grants from other entities.
To be considered for a grant, the competitor must submit a grant-request application with the entry, which can be done through the online entry process. Grants will be awarded only after the horse/rider combination is verified as having arrived on site at the Finals. Travel grants will be paid to the USDF recorded owner of the horse within 30 days after the competition.