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USDF Announces New Youth Recognition Program

Lexington, KY (June 30, 2015) - The United States Dressage Federation is pleased to announce the new USDF Youth Dressage Rider Recognition Pin Program, which will take effect on July 1, 2015. This program will recognize the accomplishments of youth dressage riders in not only dressage, but also in academics, volunteerism, and equestrian education. Students who are currently enrolled in grades six to twelve of a middle/high school or home school program, and are current USDF Group or Participating Members, are eligible to enroll. The program year runs July 1 through June 30, and pins can be earned in each year of enrollment. In order to earn the recognition pin, participants will be required to submit two dressage scores of 60 percent or higher at any level, maintain a 2.5 GPA, record 16 hours of equine related education, and complete 20 volunteer hours each year.

USDF Youth Programs Committee Chair Roz Kinstler explained, "With more and more youth participating in dressage at all levels, we think it's important to acknowledge their dedication to the sport. This award is designed to recognize these riders regardless of their level of expertise, and reward them for their efforts both with their involvement in dressage and in their community."

For more information about this or other youth programs and offerings, visit the USDF website at, e-mail, or contact us by phone at (859) 971-2277.

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, e-mail, or call (859) 971-2277.

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