USDF Announces 2007 Youth Volunteer of the Year

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

          Lexington, KY (October 16, 2007) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that Kristin Posner of Lexington, KY, has been selected as the first recipient of the USDF Youth Volunteer of the Year Award.
          This prestigious award, sponsored by the USDF Youth Executive Board, honors one outstanding youth volunteer who has contributed on a national and local basis to the USDF and dressage.
          In 2007, Kristin volunteered at numerous events including the Mid-South Eventing and Dressage Association (MSEDA) Musical Freestyle Clinic with Cynthia Collins, the MSEDA Dressage at the Horse Park, the Paxton Farm CDI, The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, and the Kentucky Dressage Association (KDA) Dressage Show.  Kristin also serves on the MSEDA Awards Committee as their Junior Representative. Kristin's volunteer efforts began at a very young age, initially by handing out tests and ribbons at local dressage shows.
          Kristin's name will be engraved on a new perpetual trophy donated by the Akin family of Warwick, NY, in honor of Lendon Gray. Kristin will also receive a $500 Youth Convention Scholarship that is provided from funds raised at the Youth Executive Board Silent Auction held annually at the Adequan/USDF Annual Convention.
          For more information on the Youth Volunteer of the Year Award or to make a donation to the Silent Auction, contact the USDF Youth Liaison at (859) 971-2277 or via e-mail at  Details are also available on our Web site

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