Newly Approved USDF National Education Initiative Events Announced

For Immediate Release
Monday, October 29, 2018

Lexington, KY (October 29, 2018) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce three newly approved educational events, as part of the USDF National Education Initiative (NEI). The primary objective of the NEI 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 in the USDF National Education Initiative demonstrate their commitment to providing affordable, quality education opportunities at all levels. The following events have been newly approved for 2019, and are also receiving funding support through USDF National Education Initiative Grants.

New Dressage Test Seminar with USEF 'S' Judge Margaret Freeman
Hosted by the Northern Ohio Dressage Association
January 5, 2019
Mentor, OH

Ride-a-Test with USEF 'S' Judge Joan Darnell
Hosted by Arkansas Dressage Society
January 27, 2019
Perryville, AR

Camp with FEI B Certified Instructor and L Graduate with Distinction Stacey Hastings
Hosted by the Coastal Empire Dressage Association
April 27-28, 2019
Rincon, GA

For more information about NEI opportunities, including information on how GMOs can apply for the program and grant funding, and to access a full list of upcoming education events, visit the USDF website at or contact the USDF office at

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, email, or call (859) 971-2277.