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Christian Kennedy Unicorn Scholarship

Christian Kennedy Memorial Fund Scholarships

Christian Kennedy Unicorn Scholarship

The Christian Kennedy Unicorn Scholarship opportunity is now available.  The applicant must be from Iowa and must be nominated by a trainer in Iowa.  The scholarship will be awarded to help fund an educational trip to Wellington, Florida during the Winter season (January – March).  Scholarship funds will be available to help cover transportation to/from Wellington, transportation while in Wellington, accommodations, and other incidentals (please note applicants will be responsible for finding their own housing and will be responsible for transportation to and from the stable and other venues).  Scholarship awards may vary depending on the expenses of the applicant(s) and may not cover all expenses.  

The Christian Kennedy Unicorn Scholarship Application Form is available below in two formats - one a fillable online form and the other a downloadable pdf.

For questions please contact Mary Livernois at

All recipients are expected to give back to D4K programs in some way. Riders can volunteer their time and/or expertise to benefit or enhance Dressage4Kids programs as a whole. Examples include assisting with D4K programs, organizing a clinic or a fundraising event, judging, writing an article or a blog, and/or mentoring new D4K riders.

Scholarship recipients are required to write a report or story about their experience in the form of a letter, journal, blog, or diary. Photographs may be included. The report will be kept by the Committee, shared with local organizations if applicable, and may be used for publicity purposes to advance the overall awards program.

First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
Address Line 2
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *

Please submit a proposal letter and include the following information: 

  • Dates of your proposed visit
  • Housing information (including address and contact info)
  • Transportation to Wellington
  • Transportation while in Wellington (including how you plan on getting around, contact info for anyone helping you with transportation, etc)
  • If you are bringing a horse, stabling info (including address and contact info)

Please obtain one letter of recommendation from someone in the riding/horse industry. This letter of recommendation should be sent by that person recommending to

If I am awarded a scholarship, I agree to submit a written report sharing what I have learned or accomplished in the form of a letter, journal or diary.

Photo Usage Policy

Dressage4Kids often takes photographs and videos during its events and activities.  Dressage4Kids may use these photographs and videos for general publicity and programming purposes, including to raise funds.  Pictures may appear on the website, on the Dressage4Kids Facebook page, in newsletters, and in other print and digital marketing materials.  In addition, participants’ names may be used to recognize individual achievement in marketing materials.