From the USDF press news:
“The Dressage Foundation is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Carol Lavell Gifted Scholarships for Adult Amateurs. Each will receive a $1,000 Scholarship to enable them to set aside quality time in concentrated training with a horse they own, with a trainer of choice, away from the daily pressures of job and family.
“All of these adult amateurs are so deserving of these scholarships. They are all very active volunteers for their GMOs, busy with their daily lives, and deserve to have a bit of time to concentrate on their horses and their riding,” said Jenny Johnson, Administrative Director of The Dressage Foundation. “We thank all of the donors to this Fund, who have made it possible for the Foundation to provide these scholarships!”
The following Adult Amateurs were chosen as recipients from their respective USDF Regions to receive $1,000 grants for training in the 2012 calendar year.
USDF Region 6 – Nicole Bisping (WA) and her horse, Con Brio, plan to train with Mike Osinski. Nicole is a member of Central Washington Dressage Society.”
Nicole, we are grateful for your inspiration!
Here is a report of her experience from Nicole herself!