The Amy Tryon Young Rider's Grant was established in 2015 with contributions from the friends and family of the Olympic Event Rider, Amy Tryon. This fund was created to provide direct financial assistance to aspiring event riders who participate in the USEA Young Riders' Program and who have aspirations of achieving the highest international level of the sport of Eventing. The goal of the grant is to provide riders with limited financial resources the support they require to prepare for, and compete in, international three-day events. The USEA Young Riders' Program member must display a work ethic that exemplifies the traits necessary to achieve the highest level of international competition that was personified by the character of Amy Tryon. The grant may be used for coaching, specialized training, entry fees, living costs for horse and rider, and for travel. The funds for this grant have been made available by contributions made to the USEA Foundation.
The grant is available to riders from the year of their 14th birthday through the year of their 21st birthday. Riders who have represented the United States on a senior international team are ineligible. Eligibility guidelines here.
Here is the link to apply: https://useafoundation.org/grant-descriptions/
Deadline for application is October 15, 2018.
The Amy Tryon Grant is supposed to flow through the Area Young Rider Coordinator. Each area is allowed to put forth one nominee. The Area Council will select one nominee from the applicants. The selectors will then choose from the Areas’ nominees to determine the Grant recipient.
The Area III Young Rider Program has wonderful riders and parents, and we all wish to continue the growth of this program. Please let me know of any thoughts or ideas you may have for the coming year. In the past, the only true Young Rider training event has been the Summer Camp. We are looking into other options for 2019. You are more than welcome to email me with thoughts you have in order to grow the Young Rider program at email@example.com
Thank you in advance,
Area III Young Rider Coordinator