Hassler and Arts to Present the 2015 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum

For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 21, 2015

            Lexington, KY (May 21, 2015) ? The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce the return of Scott Hassler for the 2015 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum, presented by Dressage at Devon, a USDF Education Partner.  Joining Hassler will be Willy Arts, one of this county's most respected horsemen in the dressage sport horse industry.  This year's event will, again, feature a live forum approach and provide a correct, fundamental system for starting sport horse prospects.  The program is intended for trainers, owners, and breeders nationwide, with the goal of developing a consistent training foundation for all sport horse prospects as they progress from in-hand to under-saddle, and eventual competition.

            This year's forum will be held October 24-25 at Shannondale Farm in Alpharetta, GA.   Trainers and horses will be identified to participate through a selection process, and will work with the instructors throughout the forum.  The forum environment will also engage auditors, consisting of breeders, trainers, and owners throughout the sessions, in an interactive setting participants and auditors will also learn the necessary tools to be able to select and evaluate sport horse prospects before purchase, as well as the key elements needed in a trainer.  .

?The USDF Sport Horse Committee is very excited to bring the forum to the South for 2015. This program, launched in 2013, is designed to provide a consistent educational program for starting young dressage prospects. We greatly appreciate Shannondale Farm for offering to host this year's forum, and we look forward to another great weekend with Scott Hassler and our new faculty member Willy Arts,? stated Kristi Wysocki, Chair of the USDF Sport Horse Committee.

            For more information about the USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum, presented by Dressage at Devon, a USDF Education Partner, contact the USDF office at shprospect@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.

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.