USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program Dates Confirmed

For Immediate Release
Monday, June 18, 2007

          Lexington, KY (June 20, 2007) - United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced today that the USDF/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Young Rider Graduate Program will be held at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel in West Palm Beach, Florida,  January 18-20, 2008.
          The USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate program, with funding support provided by The Dressage Foundation, is designed to bridge the gap between young rider status and the professional world of international competition, teaching, training and equine business management. The format is a two-day educational seminar, focusing on fundraising, sponsorship, grant opportunities, insurance, ethics, business management, international competition, goal setting and leadership.
          Eligible participants for the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program must be between the ages of 20 and 25, a current USDF member and riding at Third Level or above. The deadline for receipt of applications is September 1, 2007. Enrollment is limited, so early application is encouraged. The registration fee of $225 includes a two-night stay at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel, meals, all sessions, program materials, a participant gift, attendance at the Succeed/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference presentation and reception with Jan Brink, with an additional option to attend the remaining Trainer's Conference sessions.
          For more information on the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program contact the USDF office at or by phone at (859) 971-2277.

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