Emily Smith Awarded $25,000 Anne L. Barlow Ramsay Grant for U.S. -Bred Horses

Mon, 11/02/2020 - 09:10
Emily Smith and Quantum Jazz in the Under 25 Division at the 2020 U.S. Dressage Championships :: Photo © USEF

Emily Smith (FL) and Quantum Jazz have been selected to receive the 2020  $25,000 Anne L. Barlow Ramsay Grant for U.S.-Bred Horses. 

The purpose of the Grant is to showcase talented American-bred horses ridden by United States citizens, by providing money to train and compete in Wellington, Florida, or in Europe.

U.S. Bred Quantum Jazz

Quantum Jazz, an 11-year-old Oldenburg bred by Judy Yancey and owned by Emily Smith, is a product of the U.S. young and developing horse programs.

He is an embryotransfer product by Quaterback out of Tamarinde (by Jazz). He was owned by Leslie Waterman but sold in 2020 to Emily Smith.

Under Emily Miles, he has competed at the 2020 U.S. Young and Developing Horse Championships five times: Developing 6-year-old, Developing Prix St. Georges, twice at Developing Grand Prix, and this year with Emily Smith in the Under 25 division, in which they received 4th place.  

Emily Smith is a USDF bronze, silver, and gold medalist, who also previously competed at two North American Youth Riders Championships. 

Emily will use the $25,000 grant to train with Endel Ots and compete at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, with the goal of competing in Europe. 

She shared, “receiving the grant opens an amazing opportunity for me and Quantum Jazz to work with Endel Ots through the 2021 season. The jump to the U25 Grand Prix is daunting and having guidance and support will definitely make it more enjoyable. Quantum Jazz and I are excited for this new journey, and deeply grateful to those who made this a reality.”

Anne L. Barlow Ramsay Grant

Dr. Ramsay’s passion and support of U.S.-bred dressage horses is exceptional. Through a Charitable Remainder Unitrust that she established with The Dressage Foundation in 1999, she created a Fund to provide these $25,000 grants.

From 2008-2014, five horse and rider teams each received $25,000 to travel to Europe for training and competition.  In 2009, Dr. Ramsay established a second Unitrust to extend the impact of the grants in perpetuity.  

A total of $200,000 has been awarded from the Anne L. Barlow Ramsay Grant for U.S.-Bred Horses since 2008.

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