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USDF Announces Advanced Young Rider Graduate Program Weekend Seminar

US Dressage Federation

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF), in conjunction with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), will host a weekend educational seminar for recent graduates of the USDF Advanced Young Rider Program. The seminar will be held November 12-14, at the USEF's headquarters in Lexington, KY. Seminar participants, ranging in age from 21 to 25, will represent amateurs, professionals, and future high-performance riders in the sport of dressage. The purpose of the program is to provide graduates of the USDF Advanced Young Rider Program with information and support for an easier transition into the adult equestrian world.

To help bridge the gap between young rider status and the adult world of teaching, training, and international competition, the Advanced Young Rider Graduate Program weekend educational seminar will focus on crucial topics that young adults need to understand, such as goal setting, fundraising, and equine business management, as well as the roles that USDF and USEF will play in their lives. Discussion on these topics will be led by some of the top dressage professionals in the country.

If you would like to apply for this program or if you have any questions, please contact Sheila Forbes, USDF Director of Programs, at or (859) 271-7879. The deadline to apply for the weekend educational seminar is October 5.

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, the recognition of achievement, and the promotion of the sport of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit, e-mail, or call (859) 971-2277.