Blenheim EquiSports Emerging Professionals Grant

Feb 8, 2019 | Featured, Show Stories

Helping recipients on their path to success: applications due Feb. 19, 2019

Blenheim EquiSports chose to recognize up and coming professionals with the Emerging Professional Grant for the first time three years ago.

The 2018 winner, Jessica Allan, explains what made the grant so attractive. “ Within the last several years, I’ve tried to be on the lookout for opportunities that could enhance my education and in turn make me a better rider, coach, and overall professional. We’re eager to learn and gain experience but many of us lack the finances to provide for our own continuing education in the form of showing our own horses. I don’t yet have a substantial enough income-producing business behind me to help finance sales horses or personal horses for me to ride and show. My feeling was that if I was to win the Grant, it would provide me an opportunity to affordably show my horse and gain experience at some of the best shows on the West Coast.”

 

First Published in California Riding Magazine February 2019. Story by Rose Pezzo & Jackie McFarland.