Equestrian Awards $25,000 In Grants
USA Equestrian Executive Committee met on Wednesday, September
25, and approved $25,000 in new Torchbearer Grants to 7 athletes
and the Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup Team. The grants ranged
from $2,500 to $5,000. This brings the Torchbearer grant total
to approximately $125,000.
Burns, Assistant Executive Director, Development, said, "This
clearly demonstrates that USA Equestrian is committed to providing
America's athletes financial assistance to help them achieve their
dreams. As we continue to identify those athletes who are most
deserving, we hope the generosity of the members, corporate sponsors
and friends of equestrian sport will continue."
following athletes received grants:
Dressage: Sue Blinks
Eventing: Natalie Rooney
Vaulting: Jillian Marin, Erik Martonovich, Kenny Geisler, Pamela
Geisler and Devon Maitozo
Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the
U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship
sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show
jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines
of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation
has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions
nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including
educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates
who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian
sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of
excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on
a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its
horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian
federation in the world.