2022 Recipients of USDF Youth Dressage Rider Recognition Pins Named

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 29, 2022

Lexington, KY (August 29, 2022) – The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of USDF Youth Dressage Rider Recognition Pins.  This program recognizes the accomplishments of youth dressage riders in not only dressage, but also in academics, volunteerism, and equestrian education. Earning their recognition pin was no small task, with each recipient being required to achieve and submit two dressage scores of 60 percent or higher at any level, maintain a 2.5 GPA, record 16 hours of equine-related education, and complete 20 volunteer hours, for each year of enrollment in the program.  

This year's recipients are:

First Year Recipients: Nielly Quinones (NC), Calista Goddin (NC), Harper Kane (NC), Hayden Kane (NC), Lauren Anderson (PA), Logan Halliwell (CA), Liberty Halliwell (CA), Layla Halliwell (CA), Lexie Halliwell (CA), and Margaret Raffo (NY).

Second Year Recipients: Ella Singleton (NC) and Sarah Petersen (CO).

Fourth Year Recipients: Riley Schreiber (PA).

Fifth Year Recipients: Gabriella Escobar (VA).

Sixth Year Recipients: Elizabeth Petersen (CO).

Seventh Year Recipients: Tessa Holloran (MA).

For anyone interested in the USDF Youth Dressage Rider Pin Recognition Program, the program year runs July 1-June 30, and pins can be earned in each year of enrollment. Students who are currently enrolled in grades six to twelve of a middle/high school or home school program, and are current USDF Group or Participating Members, are eligible to enroll. For more information about this or other youth programs and offerings, visit the USDF website at www.usdf.org, e-mail youth@usdf.org, or contact us by phone at (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.