USDF Now Accepting Nominations for YOUTH Volunteer of the Year

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 01, 2006

USDF is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for the 2006 USDF Youth Volunteer of the Year Award. This prestigious award honors one outstanding youth volunteer who has contributed on a national basis to USDF's mission: "Dedicated to education, the recognition of achievement, and the promotion of the sport of dressage."

Nominees must have volunteered at least 25 hours during the current year on any USDF-related project at the local, regional, or national level.  Nominees must be age 21 years or younger and be a current USDF Youth Participating Member, GMO, or IMO Member in good standing.

The 2006 USDF Youth Volunteer of the Year will be presented with a perpetual trophy at the USDF National Convention and Symposium, which will be held on November 29 - December 3, 2006 in Kansas City, Missouri. The award winner will also receive a "keeper" trophy and will be featured in the USDF Connection.  This is the inaugural year of this award, made possible through funds raised at the USDF Youth Executive Board Silent Auction held yearly at the USDF Convention.

Nominations may be made by any USDF member and are due August 31. Forms are available at www.usdf.org/Programs/awards/index.asp. Send nomination forms or questions to Sheila Forbes, 220 Lexington Green Circle, Suite 510, Lexington KY 40503; phone: (859) 271-7879; e-mail: sforbes@usdf.org.

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 www.usdf.org, email usdressage@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.