Stephen Birchall of Newberg, Oregon, has been selected to receive a $10,000 grant from The Dressage Foundation’s Debbie McDonald Fund for Pacific Northwest FEI Riders. This Fund was established by Pacific Northwest dressage enthusiasts to assist riders in the region to pursue their goals of representing Team USA on the podium.
Stephen has owned and operated Birchall Equestrian and Co, for over 20 years. He is a USDF bronze, silver, and gold medalist and has trained seven horses to the Grand Prix level. Additionally, Stephen has coached students to multiple NAYC and national titles.
Stephen will use the $10,000 grant to travel with his horses to Wellington, Florida, for training and competition in 2021. He said, “Thank you to The Dressage Foundation for selecting me for the Debbie McDonald Fund Grant for Pacific NW FEI Riders! These additional funds will contribute to coaching, travel, and show expenses in the upcoming 2021 competition season. I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to represent the Pacific Northwest dressage community!”
Learn more about Stephen Birchall and his farm, Birchall Equestrian here: www. birchallequestrian.com