a current NCPR HB or above Member who has graduated high school. The Grant funds
are to be used for training and testing at the C3 or above level in any
discipline. The Regional Council will determine at the Annual Meeting each year
the amount of funds available to be awarded for one or more Grants the following
Deadline for Application Submission: Oct. 15, 2014.
Applicant must be a member in good standing of NCPR, certified HB or higher level, and a high school graduate.
Applicant must have volunteered a minimum of 10 hours in the Region by serving in such capacities as Assistant Horse Management Judge at NCPR rally; rider at Standards and Certification; Jr Board officer or Jr. Bd activity
Applicant must have participated in a Regional Rally as a mounted or unmounted competitor, stable manager, or official volunteer (other than AHMJ, if that is used for volunteer hours).
Volunteer hours and Rally participation must have been completed within the previous 12 months.
Applicant must have attended a minimum of one NCPR Regional Upper Level Prep which correlates with planned C3 or higher test prior to application, and be planning to test within the next two years.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please write an essay explaining:
Why this grant is important to you
What your current and planned future training program involves, including how much
you ride, who you train with (or plan to train with) and some information about their background/credentials. Include information about your competition experience and any plans for competitions in the coming year
The amount of money you are requesting in the form of a Training Grant (may request
up to maximum of $1000), how you intend to use the funds, including estimated
costs of the activities for which you wish to use it.
What your ultimate Pony Club goals are
Fill out the application form and send it along with your volunteer hours making sure
that the regional organizer for the activity signs off on the hours.
Send a letter of recommendation from your DC, CA, RS, or instructor (not a relative) verifying your active participation in the Region and indicating that they feel you are prepared to train for and attempt a national level
USE OF FUNDS
Funds are to be used for specific activities geared towards testing at the C3 and above, such as Upper Level Prep, lessons with a National Examiner certified to test at the level and in the discipline in which the member hopes to test, USPC Festival education, registration for certification, etc.
2015 UPPER LEVEL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION GRANT
Funds are not to be used for tack or for competitions unrelated to Upper Level Testing.
All expenses must be justified in writing (bills, receipts, copies of registration and checks, etc.)
Funds must be used during a single calendar year.
Any monies used in an inappropriate manner must be repaid to NCPR.
The Grant recipient(s) are to write an essay at the completion of their training
and/or testing year, reporting on the use of the funds and their learning
experience, due to the Grant Committee Chair prior to NCPR’s Fall Annual Meeting
following the award date.
Entries are to be judged by a panel comprised of three NCPR adults appointed
by the Regional Council and a USPC National Examiner in an advisory capacity. A
judge cannot be a relative of the Applicant or involved with the Applicant as an
instructor, coach or Applicant’s Club Leader or Riding Center Administrator