Bedford, NY – Dressage4Kids and Anne Baber Wallis are pleased to announce that Matt Baillargeon is the recipient of the 2020 D4K Christian Kennedy Young Adult Scholarship. Thank you to the many generous donors who have helped make this scholarship happen!

This scholarship is awarded in memory of Christian Kennedy and is awarded to promote, train, and inspire young riders through a special winter training grant.  As the recipient of the scholarship, Matt will work under the training leadership of Oded Shimoni at OS Dressage in Wellington, Florida. Oded has very generously donated the lessons, and Kim Van Kampen and Hampton Green Farm are very generously offering stabling. 

When asked about Matt, Sarah Adams writes, “in the sport of dressage, each of us can identify an individual who has a deep passion for horses, another who holds a desire for mastery of the levels and still others who are simply driven to be the best that they can be.  Those who know Matt Baillargeon will attest that this 25-year-old holds all these qualities, coupled with a contagious sense of humor, remarkable work ethic, and a deep love for his family.”