Zara Buren Memorial Award
The Zara Buren Memorial Award is made possible through donations made to the Foundation with support from the Ontario Eventing Association (OEA). The award was created to honour Zara, acknowledging her talent and dedication as an athlete and horsewoman, maturity beyond her 14 years, and her intense dedication to training and learning.
The award is made available annually to an Ontario rider, 18 years old or younger, with a preference to 14 and under, who has competed in the discipline of Eventing at the Preliminary Level or below, and who exhibits a passion for Eventing as well as commitment to their horse. The recipient will demonstrate horsemanship and sportsmanship and will show a desire to train in the Young Rider/U25 development program. The award recipient will receive $6,000 (six thousand dollars), distributed in three equal installments throughout the year to support training, rider development and competition participation.
The award opens for applications in December and a recipient is announced in February. We are grateful to the OEA for the tremendous support in honouring Zara’s legacy.
For full details of the award criteria and application process please see the Ontario Eventing Association.