Newly Approved 2019 USDF GMO Education Initiative Events

For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Lexington, KY (July 11, 2019) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce seven newly approved USDF GMO Education Initiative events. The primary objective of the initiative is to create and support new and affordable programs, hosted by USDF Group Member Organizations (GMOs) that engage members. Each of these events is USDF University accredited, with attendees automatically earning USDF education credits. GMOs that participate demonstrate their commitment to providing affordable, quality educational opportunities at all levels. The following events have been recently approved for 2019 and are also receiving funding support through USDF GMO Education Initiative Grants.

Train For Your Horses' Conformation Clinic with FEI 5* Para/4* Dressage/ 4* Young Horse Judge, USEF ‘S' Dressage and ‘R' DSHB Judge Kristi Wysocki
Hosted by Chehalem Mountain Chapter of Oregon Dressage Society
August 10-11, 2019
Yamhill, OR

Clinic with USEF ‘S' Judge and L Program Faculty Axel Steiner
Hosted by Central Vermont Dressage Association
September 14-15, 2019
Springfield, VT

Clinic with FEI 4* Dressage Judge Sandra Hotz
Hosted by Boulder Valley Dressage
September 15, 2019
Longmont, CO

Symposium with Olympian Laura Graves
Hosted by Tucson Dressage Club
September 28-29, 2019
Tucson, AZ

Rider Biomechanics Clinic with USDF Certified Instructor and L Graduate with Distinction Mary Mahler
Hosted by Tri-State Dressage Society
September 29, 2019
Benton, LA

Adult Camp and Ride-a-Test with FEI 3* Dressage Judge Kari McClain
Hosted by Gold Coast Dressage Association
October 5-6, 2019
Wellington, FL

ODS Trainers Symposium with Catherine Haddad Staller
Hosted by Oregon Dressage Society
October 18-19, 2019
Wilsonville, OR

For more information about all GMO Education Initiative opportunities, and information on how GMOs can apply for the program and grant funding, visit the USDF website at, or contact the USDF office at While there, also visit the USDF Education Calendar for a list of all upcoming education events .

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