Lexington, Ky. – May 5, 2016 – Four young athletes have been selected to receive 2016 USEF Developing Dressage Program Competition and Training Grants, which support the program’s goals of building the depth of upcoming talented combinations in the U.S. The USEF Developing Dressage Program is led by Debbie McDonald and supported by Akiko Yamazaki and Red Husky Foundation.
BeBe Davis (Wellington, Florida) has been awarded a European Competition Grant with Equestricon’s Carrera, a 16-year-old Hungarian Warmblood mare recently purchased by the Davis family from Antonia Arl. Davis picked up the ride on the mare in time for the 2016 Adequan Global Dressage Festival and earned two CDI victories there.
The plan is for Davis and Equestricon’s Carrera to compete together in the Under 25 Grand Prix at the CDIs in Compiegne, France (May 19-22) and Rotterdam, Netherlands (June 22-26).
Recipients of training grants are Genay Vaughn (Elk Grove, California) with Starr Vaughn Equestrian, Inc.’s Donarweiss GGF, a 15-year-old Hanoverian stallion; Ayden Uhlir (Carlsbad, California) with her own Sjapoer, a 17-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding; and Sierra Keasler (Wellington, Florida) with Caroline Roffman’s Lux Stensvang, a 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding.