USDF Convention Scholarships for Youth Members

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Youth Executive Board is pleased to announce the availability of the 2006 USDF Youth Convention Scholarships. Packed with educational programs, fun events, a great trade expo, and the USDF National Symposium, the USDF Annual Convention is an invaluable event for anyone interested in dressage, especially USDF's youth members, who are the future of USDF and the sport. The USDF Youth Convention Scholarship will award four youth members up to $1,000 each to help defray their costs of attending the convention. The 2006 USDF National Convention and Symposium will be held November 29 – December 3, 2006, in Kansas City, MO.

Funds for the scholarships have been raised by the USDF Youth Executive Board through a silent auction held each year at the USDF National Convention and Symposium. The Board hopes to increase the funds available for the scholarships and to support special youth-oriented educational programming at future conventions. The USDF Youth Executive Board requests the donation of new or gently used items for this year's silent auction, where convention attendees will be able to bid on such things as custom saddles and art. All auction proceeds will benefit the Youth Executive Board's Convention Scholarship Fund.

To apply for the USDF Youth Convention Scholarship or to donate items for the silent auction, please contact USDF Director of Programs Sheila Forbes at (859) 271-7879 or at sforbes@usdf.org. The scholarship application is also available at www.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.