$25,000 Grant Funds European Training with Klaus Balkenhol
Wellington, FL – February 7, 2013 – U.S Olympic athletes Adrienne Lyle and Wizard will travel to Europe this summer to train with the legendary Klaus Balkenhol, thanks to a $25,000 Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize awarded by The Dressage Foundation.
Lavell, along with her friends and family, initially funded the prize in remembrance of her parents, May and George Cadwgan. Lavell is a Bronze Medal winner in team dressage at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games and knows first-hand what it’s like to scrimp and struggle to make ends meet in order to make it to the top.
“You need to get sponsorships,” she said. “You can’t get sponsorships unless you do well. You can’t do well unless you have money to get on the road and go do it. It’s such a catch-22.”