The purpose of the Para-Equestrian Dressage Fund is to provide financial support for para-dressage riders, including Visually Impaired and Blind riders, to attend educational events such as clinics/seminars at the USEF/USPEA Para-Equestrian Centers of Excellence, lessons with a trainer of choice, or other educational opportunities that will enable the riders to improve and reach their goals. Funds should not be requested for competition.
About the Para-Equestrian Dressage Fund:
Over the past several years, the sport of Para-Equestrian Dressage has grown and welcomed many new athletes. Throughout that time, TDF received requests for support from these riders, and proudly announced in 2018 that the TDF Board of Directors developed the Para-Equestrian Dressage Fund through a gift from the Lowell Boomer Family Charitable Remainder Unitrust. TDF will continue its fundraising efforts to ensure that grants for Para-Dressage riders are available perpetually.
If you’d like to join us in supporting the growth of Para-Dressage in the U.S, please donate!
Para Equestrian Athletes Originator of the Grants for VI Athletes
Para Equestrian Athletes (PEA) was the originator of the visually impaired grant for Para athletes. This grant was formed through the collaboration of Jenny Johnson from The Dressage Foundation and made possible through various generous donors including Para Equestrian Athletes, LLC.