Johnson, Bell, and Gallagher Named 2020 USDF Youth Sport Horse Ambassadors

For Immediate Release
Friday, March 27, 2020

Lexington, KY (March 27, 2020) – The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce that Shea Johnson (New Mexico), Erin Bell (Texas), and Caitlin Gallagher (Pennsylvania) have been selected as USDF's 2020 Youth Sport Horse Ambassadors. USDF Youth Sport Horse Ambassadors must be between the ages of 18-30 and have attended multiple events within USDF's Sport Horse Education offerings.

As ambassadors, Shea, Erin, and Caitlin will each have the opportunity to be mentored by program instructors at a USDF Sport Horse Education Program and will assist in increasing visibility of USDF Sport Horse Education Programs, through social media and other platforms. This experience will assist them in the development of their own careers within the sport horse industry, as well as allowing them to expose other to the wealth of sport horse education offerings available through USDF.

USDF Sport Horse Committee Co-Chairs Kristi Wysocki and Natalie DiBerardinis had this to say regarding this opportunity for young professionals, “We are excited that Caitlin Gallegher and Erin Bell will be returning for their third year as USDF Youth Ambassadors. These young women have been actively sharing the USDF Sport Horse Committee's educational and competition opportunities with youth throughout the United States for the last three years.  We also welcome Shea Johnson to join Caitlin and Erin for Shea's first year as an ambassador.  We are looking forward to working with all three of these dedicated young women.”

For more information about the USDF Youth Sport Horse Ambassador Program, contact the USDF office at, or call (859) 971-2277. To explore all of USDF's sport horse education and competition offerings, please visit the USDF website at

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