Anne Barlow Ramsay (1925-2021)

For Immediate Release
Friday, May 14, 2021

It is with a heavy heart that USDF announces the passing of Anne Barlow Ramsay. As a longtime USDF member, Anne has served in many capacities within the organization including her time on the USDF Historical Committee, serving as a delegate to the Board of Governors, and of course, the success of her horses in the sport. Over the years, Anne's horses have earned 20 USDF Year-End Awards across almost every level, as well as multiple USDF All-Breeds Awards from the International Sport Horse Registry, KWPN of North America, and Oldenburg Registry of North America.

In addition to her contributions to USDF and her achievements in competition, Anne's mission has always been to advance equestrian sport in the US. As part of this mission, along with The Dressage Foundation, the Anne L. Barlow Ramsay $25,000 Grant was established. This grant is designed to showcase talented American-bred horses ridden by United States citizens, by providing funds to train and compete in Europe or in Wellington, Florida.

USDF celebrates Anne's life, as well as her contributions to the organization and sport, and extends its sincerest condolences to her family, including her daughter, USDF Administrative Council At-Large Director Barbara Cadwell.

Anne's influence is sure to be felt within the organization and across the sport for years to come.

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