CLD offers scholarships for members in good standing to encourage continuing education both inside and outside of dressage. The annual CLD Christmas party is host to an auction whose proceeds directly benefit scholarship activities.


CLD Scholastic Scholarship

CenterLine Dressage may award a scholarship to members who wish to further their formal education past the secondary school level. One or more awards of $500 may be made, no more than one award per member in a given calendar year. The check will be presented at the club’s annual awards banquet in November. Funds may be used for any education expenses.Applications must be postmarked no later than October 15. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

  • academic ability (25%)
  • leadership (25%)
  • involvement in equine activities (20%)
  • service to and involvement with CenterLine Dressage (30%)

Applicants must have been an CenterLine Dressage member for at least six months before applying. These scholarships may be used for any full-time or part-time undergraduate, graduate, professional, or technical course of study above secondary school. There is no age limit for applicants. The application form must be filled out completely to be considered for an award. All information (including letters of recommendation) must be received by the deadline for an application to be considered. All information will be held in the strictest confidence by the scholarship committee.All applications and supporting materials become the property of the CenterLine Dressage Scholarship Committee and cannot be returned to the applicant. Use extra sheets of paper wherever necessary to furnish any additional information.


CLD Clinic Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to provide amateur owners, juniors or young riders the opportunity to take part in CLD clinics. It is particularly meant to allow those who could afford to participate in only part of a multiple-day clinic to ride in each day of the clinic. This is important because of the multiplier effect of working on consecutive days with a clinician. Recipients will be required to ride in all days of the supported clinic. He or she must be a member of at least two years’ standing in CLD, working with a coach or instructor, and must have goals that such a clinic should advance. All recipients are required to report on what was gained from the experience within three months of the clinic. The report will be published in The Reader. A rider may use the scholarship no more than once in any two year period. Closing date is two weeks prior to start of a CLD sponsored clinic.


CLD Cheryl Finke Deloping Rider Fund

Cheryl Finke was a member and officer of CLD whose life was cut short by cancer.

Cheryl Finke Fund applicants must give back to CLD by sharing the supported experience with club members. You may make a presentation to the club, offer a clinic or another agreed upon venue. An article describing your experience is mandatory for The Reader newsletter. Applicants must be a member of at least two years. Attach additional pages as necessary.