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Instructor Education Opportunities

NODA will be hosting a Teaching Workshop, on October 26 – 27 at Topline Stables in Aurora, OH. Click here for details.

Attention Youth Riders

The Platinum Performance/USDF Region 2 Jr/YR Clinic featuring Jeremy Steinberg will be held November 2-3, 2013 at Oak Hill Farm in Lockport, IL. USDF is currently seeking riders age 14 to 21 at all levels to participate in the clinic. Applications to ride are being accepted now through September 20 th. Click HERE for more information or to apply to ride in the clinic. Auditors of all ages are welcome and pre-registration can be completed online HERE! Contact the USDF office for more information.

For more info on Region 2 visit: www.usdfregion2.org

The Albers Award

The Albers Award perpetual trophy, which is presented annually to the Dressage Chef d’Equipe who best demonstrates the same level of dedication, enthusiasm, and team spirit shown by Patsy Albers throughout the years was awarded to Region 9 Chef d’Equipe, Ed Lavallee of Wylie, TX at this year’s USDF/Platinum Performance North American Junior & Young Rider Dressage Championships. For more information, please visit http://www.usdf.org/press/news/view-news.asp?news=683.

USDF New Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum

Mark your calendars for September 14-15 and plan to attend the inaugural USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum, presented by Dressage at Devon, a USDF Education Partner, supported by Hassler Dressage, and hosted by New England Dressage Association. Auditor pre-registration closes August 30. Visit the website for more details.

Two New “L” Programs Starting this Fall

The San Diego Chapter of CDS will be hosting Part 1 “A Judges Perspective” of the “L” Education Program. Sessions start October 5-6.

New Mexico Dressage Association will be hosting an entire “L” Education Program Part 1 “A Judge’s Perspective” and Part II “Candidate’s Evaluation”. Sessions start September 28-29.

For more information visit the Education Calendar

US Dressage Finals - Prize List and Declarations of Intent

Adequan® is Back!

Look for Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) products to be back on shelves beginning in late August, 2013. Luitpold Animal Health, the manufacturers of Adequan®, has also established a dedicated webpage at www.adequan.com where you may register to receive future communications and updates.

Governance News

The 2013 PM Delegate election results are now available. The elected PM delegates serve a one year term, from the time they are elected in 2013 until the next election in 2014. PM delegates represent the interests of all USDF Participating Members on the USDF Board of Governors, and will be voting on issues at the convention, as well as issues that may arise throughout the year.

Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy

Ayden Uhlir (18, Kirkland, WA) secured the win of the Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy in the FEI Young Rider Division with an overall combined average of 70.980%. Ayden earned a 69.184% in the Team Test, 71.605% in the Individual Test, and 72.175% in the Freestyle Test. For more information, please visit http://www.usdf.org/press/news/view-news.asp?news=682.

NAJYRC Dressage Medals

YR Team – Gold: Region 7 with 206.421 points, Silver: Region 6 with 198.841points, Bronze: Region 5 with 198.158 points.

Junior Team – Gold: Canada QC with 201.864 points, Silver: Region 7 with 201.460 points and Bronze: Region 3 with 196.865 points.

YR Individual – Gold: Ayden Uhlir (Reg 6) /Sjapoer – 71.605 percent, Silver: Jamie Pastana (Reg 7)/ Winzalot – 68.605 percent, Bronze: Devon Wycoff (Reg 5)/ Power Play – 68.579 percent.

Junior Individual – Gold: Lindsey Holleger (Reg 3)/Friedenfurst – 70.974 percent, Silver: Naima Moreira Laliberte (CAN QC)/Windbreaker 3 – 70.105 percent, Bronze: Rison Naness (Reg 7)/Venezia - 68.921 percent.

YR Freestyle – Gold: Ayden Uhlir (Reg 7)/Sjapoer – 72.175 percent, Silver: Jamie Pestana (Reg 7)/Winzalot – 70.975 percent, Bronze – Tanya Strasser Shostak (Can QC)/Action Tyme - 70.500 percent.

Junior Freestyle –Gold: Laurence Laurence Blais-Tetreault (Can QC)/Lowelas – 71.525 percent, Silver: Naima Moreira Laliberte (Can QC)/Windbreaker 3 – 71.200 percent, Bronze: Barbara Davis (Reg 1)/Rotano – 69.875 percent.

For more information and detailed results, please visit http://youngriders.org/.

USEF Youth Sportsman's Award

Applications are now being accepted for the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award! Click HERE for information on how to apply for this prestigious award.

USDF Youth Convention Scholarship

Want to join the action at the 2013 USDF Annual Convention in Lexington?! You could win a scholarship for up to $1,000 to attend the convention! Contact youth@usdf.org for more information or click HERE.

Youth Volunteer of the Year

Keep your eye out this show season for dedicated youth who deserve to be recognized for their volunteer efforts! Nominations must be submitted by August 31st!

USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program

The next Young Rider Graduate Program will be held January 18-19, 2014 in West Palm Beach, FL. Applications are due October 30, 2013 and are available HERE or contact the USDF office for more information. The USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program is made possible with funding support provided by The Dressage Foundation.

Youth Silent Auction

USDF is seeking donations for the Youth Silent Auction to take place at the 2013 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention in Lexington, KY. Donations are fully tax deductible and all proceeds will benefit the USDF Youth Convention Scholarship Fund. If you or your business has an item or service to donate to the Youth Silent Auction, please contact the USDF office.

Platinum Performance/USDF Jr/YR Clinic Series

Don’t miss an upcoming junior/young rider clinic in your area! Check out the dates and locations HERE. The USDF Jr/YR Clinic Series is made possible with funding support from The Dressage Foundation.

New in e-TRAK

Watch as George Williams, a Platinum Performance/USDF Jr/YR Clinician, coaches a young rider through a canter oval exercise in preparation for the half pirouette here.

Watch Scott Hassler and Jeremy Steinberg demonstrate how to teach a young horse Collection Through In-Hand Work. Scott will be one of our featured presenters, along with Ingo Pape, at the upcoming Sport Horse Prospect Development Program.

  • Recognize Volunteers! Nominate Now!
    Nominate now for the Regional GMO Volunteer of the Year Award or theUSDF Volunteer of the Year Award. Nominations are due by August 31. Questions?
  • 2013 Great American/USDF Regional Championship Change of Region
    Are you planning on showing outside of your home region in a 2013 Great American/USDF Regional Championship? If so, you still have time to submit this form, from August 2 to the closing date of the region in which you wish to compete, along with a $300 fee. If you submitted a form, and have not received an acknowledgment e-mail, please contact USDF at regchamps@usdf.org, to make sure we have your paperwork on file.
  • Apply for a grant!
    One deserving group member will receive the Ruth Arvanette Memorial Fund Grant to attend the 2013 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention in Lexington, KY. The grant includes full convention registration and partial reimbursement for travel expenses. Applications due by August 31. Questions?
  • Enjoying Your Member Benefits?
    Did you know that you are entitled to a discount on merchandise in the USDF store, and discounts on memberships and subscriptions with USDF’s educational partners? The discount codes are listed below for your convenience. Questions?

    USDF Store (10% discount) – Member13
    DressageTrainingOnline.com (25% discount and one free Personal Academy session) – 95122013
    DressageClinic.com (15% discount) – USDF20108070
    Please click on the SUBSCRIBE button on the home page, click on ACTIVATE COUPON, fill out all the information and click on PROCEED, choose the membership package and continue to sign in.
  • Current Competition Season Ends September 30, 2013
    Check your scores on USDFScores.com and if you locate any errors contact USDF. All score corrections must be reported to USDF no later than October 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm ET.
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