USDF Welcomes New All-Breeds Participating Registries/Organizations

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

          Lexington, KY (April 16, 2008) - The United States Dressage Federation welcomes all of it's new and returning all-breeds participating registries/organizations (POs).  The newly added POs for the 2008 competition season include: the Palomino Horse Breeders of America, the Fell Pony Society of North America, the United States P.R.E. Association, the Canadian Horse Breeders Association, the Friesian Sporthorse Association, the Friesian Heritage Horse & Sport Horse International, and the Nokota Horse Conservancy. 
          All POs, by partnering with USDF, recognize the accomplishments of their breed or registry on a national level through the Adequan/USDF All-Breeds year-end awards program.  Currently, USDF has 62 POs and over 15,015 horses declared to participate in the program.
          "Through combined efforts with all of our participating organizations in the all-breeds awards program, we are able to promote dressage within the various breed organizations, as well as to highlight the contributions of different breeds within the world of dressage.  Also, with the support of all of our POs, this program has come to embody the mission of USDF by serving as a catalyst for education, recognition of achievement and promotion of dressage," stated Krystina Firth, Senior Competitions Coordinator.
          For more information on Adequan/USDF All-Breeds awards or to view a full listing of current USDF POs, visit the USDF Web site, e-mail, or call (859) 971-2277.

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