Horse and Rider Combinations Announced for 2020 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum

For Immediate Release
Friday, January 24, 2020

Lexington, KY (January 24, 2020) – The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce that the following horse and rider combinations have been selected to participate in the 2020 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum:

  • Alexandra Gainer (North Canton, OH) riding Limoncello Equitop (owned by Cathy Widders & Impulsion LLC)
  • Laura Ashley Killian (Royal Palm Beach, FL) riding Marino LO (owned by Rebecca Baez)
  • Lehua Custer (North Hollywood, CA) riding Fortunato H2O (owned by Lehua Custer)
  • Shayna Simon (San Diego, CA) riding Kensington (owned by Shayna Simon)
  • Ida Mattisson (Houston, TX) riding J'oie de Vie (owned by Brandye Randermann)
  • Ann Dever (Hilliard, OH) riding Finnomenon KFX (owned by Diane Oye)
  • Nicole Ardito-Ng (Haymarket, VA) riding Ilaya (owned by Deborah Lowham)
  • Mary Fischer (Maple Plain, MN) riding Dance Baby (owned by Mary Fischer)

This year's forum will be held February 17-18, at Fair Sky Farm in Loxahatchee, FL. Trainers and horses have been identified to participate through a selection process and will work with instructors Scott Hassler and Willy Arts throughout the forum.  As a special inclusion, Craig Stanley will be joining the forum as a guest instructor. Auditor preregistration for the forum is available online through February 2, and walk-in auditor registration will be available onsite.

For more information about the USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum, contact the USDF office at, or call (859) 971-2277.

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