2nd Annual Youth Convention

For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 2, 2008

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Youth Council will host the 2nd Annual Youth Convention as part of the USEF Annual Meeting.  This meeting will take place on Saturday, January 17, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Youth athletes representing many of the Federation's affiliates will provide their leadership and commitment to support and develop programs with their affiliates in a day-long conference culminating with a dinner and dance for attendees and USEF Youth Sportsman's Award finalists.


The meeting will begin with a keynote address by Olympian and USEF President David O'Connor.   Sessions will follow and include topics on college equestrian programs and opportunities, breed and discipline question and answer sessions, veterinary medicine and many more topics exploring the pursuit of excellence in horsemanship.


Eight top athletes from USEF recognized breeds and disciplines will participate in a Star Power Panel to talk with convention attendees about their experiences and backgrounds as they answer questions and share their enthusiasm for horses.


Space will be limited to the first 150 registrants.  Forms are available on the Youth Council webpage.  Please follow the "Youth Council" link on the USEF website at www.usef.org.  For further information, please contact Joyce Hamblin, Youth Council Program Manager at jhamblin@usef.org or (859) 225-6939.

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.