Congratulations to our 2023 recipients!
- Katie Erpel (Professional Dressage)
- Crockett Miller (Combined Training)
- Ginny Henry (AA Dressage)
- Lillian Koon (JR/YR)
The GDCTA Grant has been established to provide funding support for GDCTA member-riders who are working to sharpen their riding skills. Four grants of $800* each will be offered to GDCTA members for concentrated work with a trainer of their choice within one year of receiving the grant award.
- First, please register online to let us know you will be applying by June 1st.
- Second, complete this form (PDF) and email it with appropriate accompanying references and details to Janie Pride at firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the GDCTA Grant Program is to provide educational opportunities to members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to and/or excellence in the sport as well as service and ambassadorship within the Association.
The grant is meant for a GDCTA member to have the opportunity to be in a training situation that is not readily available during the course of his/her daily pattern. Grant monies must be used to participate in educational programs that include, but are not limited to: seminars, workshops, clinics and training programs offered by recognized or certified instructors.
These grants represent an investment by GDCTA. The recipient understands that the membership will benefit as a result of the recipient’s experience, therefore it is a requirement that the recipient will:
write an article for the GDCTA newsletter, Collected Remarks, for use on the GDCTA website and for GDCTA’s use in other publications
give a verbal report at a GDCTA board meeting as soon as possible after their training is complete
volunteer at least 8 hours (or the equivalent of one day) at a GDCTA function within a year of receiving the grant.
*I understand that I will receive an initial $600 of the grant after details of my training are confirmed, and one month before my training; the balance in the amount of $200 will be sent to me when the GDCTA newsletter editors receive my training experience article.
One grant will be awarded in each of the following categories:
Adult Amateur – Dressage
GDCTA members in good standing.
US Citizen or permanent US resident holding Green card
Involvement in a regular riding program with active instruction over the last three years
Opening Date: February 1 / Closing Date: June 1
Questions? Please contact
Grant Program Committee Chair
The Equestrian Journal - for winners
Each GDCTA grant recipient will receive a special journal donated by The Equestrian Journal. Journaling is a great tool to help you organize your thoughts and record your progress.
Catherine Respess will also provide a journal coaching session to each grant winner to give them a “leg up” and fully enjoy the power of Journaling!!