The Dressage Foundation’s 2016 Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund Scholarships for Adult Amateurs recipient and CDCTA member Karen Norton
Two of CDCTA's longtime members were chosen as Region 8 Scholarship Recipients for 2016. Karen Norton and Linda Lambert.
Named after Carol Lavell's horse "Gifted", the fund was created to "enable the adult amateur rider to set aside time to work with their horse(s) and a trainer of choice. The recipients will be able to spend a week or more just to bond with their horse; to have the time to feed them, graze them, give them a spa bath, or just stand around in the stall with them, and to give the rider and horse concentrated time with a trainer."
"Up to nine $1,000 grants are available each year (one in each USDF Region), plus two additional $1,000 wild card grants (which can be awarded in any Region)."
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Excerpt from The Dressage Foundation:
"A year ago, I stumbled upon a posting from the Connecticut Dressage and Combined Training Association (CDCTA) that explained The Dressage Foundation’s Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund Scholarships for Adult Amateurs. I read and reread that post and decided to apply for the scholarship. I was very pleasantly surprised to be chosen as one of two riders from Region 8 for the scholarship. The other rider from Region 8 was Linda Lambert, a long-time friend and competitor. Linda and I first met some 35 years ago competing in hunt seat and jumping classes at the local Tri-State Gymkhana Association. We were very excited to be the only area with two recipients, from the same GMO Affiliate, CDCTA..."
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