USDF Announces 2005 GMO Volunteers of the Year

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2005 Regional Group-Member Organization (GMO) Volunteer of the Year award.

The commitment of volunteers often proves to be the backbone of USDF GMOs. The GMO Volunteer of the Year award enables USDF to recognize members' outstanding service on the local GMO level.

USDF congratulates the following 2005 GMO Volunteers of the Year.
Region 1:  Margaret Scarff of White Hall, MD (Maryland Dressage Association)
Region 2:  Angie Carbol of Gurnee, IL (Illinois Dressage & CTA)
Region 3:  Don Faso of Liburn, GA (Georgia Dressage & CTA)
Region 4:  Sarah Patrick of Sioux Falls, SD (Dakota Dressage & Eventing)
Region 5:  Heather Petersen of Colorado Springs, CO (Rocky Mountain Dressage Society)
Region 6:  Jeffrey Jones of Central Point, OR (Oregon Dressage Society)
Region 7:  Carol Plough of Riverside, CA (California Dressage Society)
Region 8:  Beth Jenkins of Sherborn, MA (New England Dressage Association)
Region 9:  Frances Luse of Fort Sam Houston, TX (Dallas Dressage Club)

USDF GMOs are groups of individuals at the local level who share a common interest in dressage. These "grassroots" organizations are the very foundation of the United States Dressage Federation. When you become a member of a GMO, you automatically become a Group Member of USDF. There are nearly 130 GMOs in every one of the ten USDF regions, ranging from as few as 25 members to several thousand members.

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