Anne Gribbons to Speak at USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program

For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 1, 2009

          Lexington, KY (October 1, 2009) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that FEI dressage judge and rider, Anne Gribbons, will be speaking at the 2010 USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program in West Palm Beach, FL, from January 16-18, 2010. Anne Gribbons has been recently named as the USEF Dressage Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor, pending successful contract negotiations. The Young Rider Graduate Program, with funding support from The Dressage Foundation, is designed to help the young rider transition into the world of international competition, teaching, training and equine business management.
          During this invaluable weekend seminar many top professionals including former NAJYRC riders, Jennifer Baumert and Todd Flettrich, who are now both successful FEI-Level trainers and riders, will focus on crucial topics such as sponsorship, training opportunities, business management and issues related to the high performance dressage horse.  Participants will also enjoy an evening reception with the 2010 Succeed®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers' Conference presenter, Henk van Bergen, and may elect to attend the trainers' conference at the conclusion of the Young Rider Graduate Program.  The age limit for Young Rider Graduate participants has been extended so now USDF members ages 20-28 may apply.  The deadline for applications is October 30, 2009. 
          For more information about the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate program or other continuing education opportunities, please visit the USDF Web site,, or contact the USDF office at

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