Hassler and Arts to Present the 2016 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Lexington, KY (April 12, 2016) – The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce the return of Scott Hassler and Willy Arts for the 2016 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum. 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 22-23 at Pineland Farm in New Gloucester, ME. 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. .

“This program, launched in 2013, is designed to provide a consistent educational program for starting young dressage prospects. We greatly appreciate Pineland Farm for offering to host this year's forum, and we look forward to another great weekend with Scott Hassler and Willy Arts,” stated Kristi Wysocki, Chair of the USDF Sport Horse Committee.

For more information about the USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum 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.