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NEW IN 2017: Apply for the Emerging Professional Grant to Receive Up to $5,000 in Blenheim EquiSports Horse Show Credit


San Juan Capistrano, CA - Blenheim EquiSports is taking their support for emerging professionals to a new level this season, by offering an Emerging Professional Grant.

TWO GRANTS AVAILABLE:
The selected winner of the Emerging Professional Grant will receive $5,000 of Blenheim EquiSports horse show credit; the the runner-up will receive $3,000 of Blenheim EquiSports horse show credit.*
*To be used by the end of the 2017 Blenheim horse show season; a maximum of $1,500 to be used at any single event.

PLEASE NOTE:
- Each applicant must be declared with the USEF as a professional in 2012 or later
- Applicants can only submit once
- Can be a rider and/or a trainer
- Application deadline is Wednesday, March 15th at midnight
- Winners will be notified before the 2017 Spring Series commences*
*Late fees for entry deadlines already passed will be waived for grant winners



HUNTER RIDER
The Grant is open to any hunter professional who was not declared a professional before 2012 and meets the following criteria:

• Rider has never placed in the top 10 of the WCHR Professional National Standings
• Rider has never been a WCHR Professional Regional Champion
• Rider has never won the Developing Professional Challenge at the Capital Challenge Horse Show
• Rider has never won the Developing Professional National Title
• Rider has never placed 1st-12th in the Professional Challenge during the WCHR Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show
• Rider has never been Champion or Reserve Champion in a Professional Hunter section at 3'6" or higher at the following competitions: Devon, Capital Challenge, Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Washington International Horse Show and/or The National Horse Show
• Rider has never competed and placed in an FEI Grand Prix Competition (excluding Young Riders)

JUMPER RIDER
The Grant is open to any jumper professional who was not declared a professional before 2012 and meets the following criteria:

• Rider has never won an FEI-recognized Grand Prix (excluding Young Riders)
• Rider cannot have represented their country in a Nations Cup or other International Competition
• Rider has not won more than 5 Grand Prix classes at 1.40m or higher
• Rider cannot have placed in more than 10 Grand Prix classes at 1.40m or higher

TO APPLY:

Applications to be emailed to BESemergingprogrant@gmail.com

Application email to include the following in an attached document:

    • Applicant's name

    • Contact information - email, cell

    • Name of business - links to website and/or social media

    • Year turned professional - must be 2012 or after to apply

    • Governing body Member Number (eg, USEF, FEM, Equestrian Canada, etc.)

    • Describe your background and your goals

    • Describe your favorite experience as a rider/trainer - it doesn't have to be one where you rode, it could be about a student's or horse's win or place, or an experience at home

    • Please indicate your reasons for applying - why should you be chosen for an Emerging Pro grant?


APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2017


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