Announcing the Shannon Hendrickson Memorial Grants presented by SeaMountain and Chubb

[Update May, 2024]: The current sponsor for the Shannon Hendrickson Memorial Grant Program is Eve Willett Consulting. We thank her for helping us support the development of young riders!

The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day, but the love and memory of those that have positively impacted our lives, shall never pass away.

The late Shannon Hendrickson made a strong impact on our enjoyment of horses, set a high standard of horse care, and tirelessly fostered youth participation in Northwest horse sports that will be felt for generations to come.

In honor of her memory, and to further that commitment to the development of young riders, Cascade Horse Shows is proud to announce the Shannon Hendrickson Memorial Grants generously presented by SeaMountain Agency and Chubb Insurance.

Each of these four grants will award $500 to a rider 18 and younger to be applied toward entries at any Cascade Horse Shows’ event.* To qualify, young riders must submit essays about someone who has made a lasting difference in their enjoyment of horses and the quality of their horsemanship.

One grant will be awarded at each of our four shows throughout the season. Applicants need not plan to attend a show to apply for that show’s grant award, and need not be present to receive their awards, though we would love it if they were! Winning essays will be read aloud during the announcements.

Cascade Horse Shows is deeply grateful to SeaMountain and Chubb for making these grants possible for our community.

* Events to be held during the current or upcoming show season

Application Deadlines

June 7th | Swiftwater & Alpine Preview
July 1st | Pacific Crest Open
September 1st | Cascade Finals

To be Announced & Awarded

June 17th | Swiftwater Invitational
June 24th | Alpine Preview
July 15th | Pacific Crest Open
September 10th | Cascade Finals

Application Requirements

Applicants must be 18 years or younger.


Tell us about that special person who has made a big impact on your life with horses. That trainer, coach, parent, or friend whose encouragement and guidance helped shape who you are as an equestrian and taught you about horsemanship and sportsmanship. Please include one or two favorite lessons learned or memorable moments. But especially tell us what you appreciate most about your time with this individual. Limit your essay to around one page.

Application Submission

Please submit your finished essays via email to [email protected]. Please make sure the subject line reads: Cascade Memorial Grant Application