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RETURNING THIS SEASON: Apply to Receive Up to $5,000 in Blenheim EquiSports Horse Show Credit



Blenheim EquiSports is pleased to once again support emerging professionals this show year, by offering the 2018 Emerging Professional Grant.

Any eligible 2017 applicant is welcome to reapply in 2018.

TWO GRANTS AVAILABLE:
The selected winner of the Emerging Professional Grant will receive $5,000 of Blenheim EquiSports horse show credit, and the t he runner-up will receive $3,000 of Blenheim EquiSports horse show credit.*
*To be used by the end of the 2018 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 2008 or later
- Applicants can only submit once
- Can be a rider and/or a trainer
- Application deadline is Monday, March 5th at midnight
- Winners will be notified prior to the start of the 2018 season*
*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 2008 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 2008 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 2008 or after to apply (10 years or less)
   • 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 also indicate your reasons for applying - why should you be chosen for an Emerging Pro grant?

** APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 5, 2018 **







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