USDF Region 2

Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Wisconsin 

Welcome to the USDF Region 2 website!


Website updates continue to be made based on input by you the members of Region 2.  Please continue to provide your ideas.  We continue to look for photos of members and/or their horses.  Please send them to Barb Levy and we will work on getting them on the website.

Major Lindgren Instructor Education Scholarships

Kimberly Bench (Hudsonville, MI) is the recipient of a $2,000 Lindgren Scholarship. Kimberly owns and operates Benchmark Dressage and is a USDF Bronze Medalist. She has also been accepted into the “L” Graduate Program. Kimberly will work with Katrina Hiller for two weeks.

Follow her story of working with Katrina Hiller for two weeks at:

The Dressage Foundation has awarded a total of $10,000 to U.S. dressage instructors through the Major Anders Lindgren Scholarship program. This is funded through The Dressage Foundation’s Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund. The Lindgren Scholarships provide financial support that enables dressage instructors to train in a concentrated amount of time in order to improve teaching, riding, and training skills. 

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Carolyn Van Cise Memorial Sportsmanship Fund Grant


The Carolyn Van Cise Fund for Michigan Youth was established at TDF in 2014 by Carolyn’s friends and family, to benefit youth and young adult riders from Michigan. Carolyn was active in Michigan’s dressage community for many years as a trainer, instructor, judge, and mentor. Dressage was her passion and she served as a role model for those she knew.

The Dressage Foundation is pleased to announce that the Carolyn Van Cise Memorial Sportsmanship Fund Grant has been awarded to young rider Abigail Sykes of Twin Lake, Michigan. Abigail intends to use the $500 grant for lessons on her warmblood mare, Fly, with Katherine Bateson-Chandler.

Applications are due on or before February 10th of each year. A Selection Committee will review applications and announce a decision in March. Recipients of this grant will receive $500 which can be used to cover the recipient’s personal expenses associated with attending a specific educational dressage or eventing event of their choice.

Apply through The Dressage Foundation

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