USDF Announces Art of Dressage Youth Contest Results

For Immediate Release
Friday, September 01, 2006

September 1, 2006 (Lexington, KY.) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced the results of the 2006 USDF Art of Dressage Youth Arts Contest. USDF received 94 entries in 14 divisions of photography, art, and writing from USDF youth members. The USDF Art of Dressage Contest was designed to encourage creativity and the involvement of youth riders in the sport of dressage outside the realm of riding.

The winning entries will be published in the 2006 USDF Yearbook and will be displayed at the USDF Annual Convention. The winners and second place finishers will receive a trophy and prizes.
 
PHOTOGRAPHY -- POSED 15 & UNDER DIVISION
First Place  Claire Cox  Woodenville, WA
Second Place  Lauren Nelson  Naperville, IL

PHOTOGRAPHY -- POSED 16-21 DIVISION
First Place  Katherine Groesbeck Wilton, CA
Second Place  Emma Perkuhn Norfolk, MA

PHOTOGRAPHY -- CANDID 15 & UNDER DIVISION
First Place  Kayla Hoppe  Rochester Hills, MI
Second Place  Lindsay Salyards Sacramento, CA

PHOTOGRAPHY -- CANDID 16-21 DIVISION
First Place  Emma Perkuhn Norfolk, MA
Second Place  Amanda Harlan Oakville, CA

ART -- COLOR 15 & UNDER DIVISION
First Place  Ellen Cook  Tucson, AZ
Second Place  Kate Barnwell  Greenville, SC

ART -- COLOR 16-21 DIVISION
First Place  Kristina Peffer  Largo, FL
Second Place  Brittany Wilcox Waxhaw, NC

ART -- BLACK AND WHITE 15 & UNDER DIVISION
First Place  Victoria Grape  Danville, CA
Second Place  Leigh Shultis  Beasley, TX 

ART -- BLACK AND WHITE 16-21 DIVISION
First Place  Carrie Graves  Hayden Lake, ID
Second Place  Brittany Wilcox Waxhaw, NC

WRITING -- NONFICTION 15 & UNDER DIVISION
First Place  Yancy Zoe Shook Charlotte, NC
Second Place  Claire Cox  Woodenville, WA

WRITING -- NONFICTION 16-21 DIVISION
First Place  Suzanne DiNello Rougemont, NC

WRITING -- FICTION 15 & UNDER DIVISION
First Place  Margot Benedict Shaftsbury, VT
Second Place  Julia Peacock  Edmond, OK

WRITING -- FICTION 16-21 DIVISION
First Place  Laura Aber  Basking Ridge, NJ
Second Place  Carrie Graves  Hayden Lake, ID

WRITING --POETRY 15 & UNDER DIVISION
First Place  Andrea Lawrence Clarkston, MI
Second Place  Molly Cain  Seaford, DE

WRITING -- POETRY 16-21 DIVISION
First Place  Catherine Sharp Yarmouth, ME
Second Place  Laura Aber  Basking Ridge, NJ

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