USDF Partners with EquestrianLife.Com

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, August 5, 2009

          Lexington, KY (August 5, 2009) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced today that they have partnered with (EL), the official social networking site for USDF.  Through their combined efforts, USDF and EL plan to utilize each other's resources and expertise to provide a social networking space for dressage fans and to increase the public's awareness of dressage.
          "The partnership with EL is a perfect fit.  With USDF providing access to multiple educational events and helping to provide quality content, and EL's ability to host and compile these components within their social network, we are embarking on an entirely new facet of dressage awareness and availability," stated Linda Schultz, USDF Director of Marketing.
          "We are thrilled to be USDF's social media platform and partner. USDF is very innovative and understands the importance of reaching out to its current members and the broader equestrian community in ways that leverage the rapidly growing popularity of social media tools. We look forward to working with USDF to bring to life the excitement of the dressage world," stated Deana Bergquist, President and Co-Founder of
 will create a dedicated USDF presence on which will launch later this year.  For more information about USDF or, visit their Web sites at or
 is a social media Web site and platform dedicated to the equestrian community and horse lovers across all disciplines and breeds. Awarded the Best New Equestrian Web Site in 2008, is focused on providing visitors with all the information and tools they need to connect with each other and learn.'s proprietary social media platform gives users leading applications such as member and horse profiles, social Q&A, photo galleries, status updates, comments, groups, and other ways of expressing their passion for horses and connecting with others who share the same passion. Expert content, focused around high-definition videos, provides users with instruction across many popular topics. Live event coverage provides site visitors with the opportunity to participate in exciting competitions from their computers. For more information about, visit or contact Deana Bergquist at or (650) 619-8020.

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, email, or call (859) 971-2277.