Arts and Hassler to Headline 2020 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum

For Immediate Release
Saturday, November 2, 2019

Lexington, KY (November 2, 2019) – The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce that Willy Arts and Scott Hassler will serve as the instructors for the 2020 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum, being held at Fair Sky Farm, in Loxahatchee, FL.  The forum will take place February 17-18, 2020 and will, again, feature a live forum approach and provide a correct, fundamental system for starting sport horse prospects.  This program is for anyone with the goal of developing a consistent training foundation for sport horse prospects as they progress from in-hand to under-saddle, and eventual competition.

Trainers and horses will be identified to participate through a selection process and will work with the instructors throughout the forum.  The forum environment will also engage auditors, consisting of breeders, trainers, and owners throughout the sessions, in an interactive setting. Participants and auditors will also learn the necessary tools to be able to select and evaluate sport horse prospects before purchase, as well as the key elements needed in a trainer.

“The USDF Sport Horse Committee is excited to bring this popular forum to Florida, a winter destination for many dressage riders. The path to Grand Prix starts with the right foundation established early in the development of the young dressage horse. This forum focuses on the horses' formative years of three to five-years-old. We expect this to be a very exciting seminar with a high caliber of horses and riders,” stated USDF Sport Horse Committee Co-Chairs Kristi Wysocki and Natalie DiBerardinis.

For more information about the USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum contact the USDF office at, or call (859) 971-2277.

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