The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) has announced that the USDF/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Young Rider Graduate Program will be held Jan. 18-20, 2008, at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel in West Palm Beach Fla. The program, with funding support provided by The Dressage Foundation, is designed to bridge the gap between young rider status and the professional world of international competition, teaching, training and equine business management. It offers a two-day educational seminar focusing on fundraising, sponsorship, grant opportunities, insurance, ethics, business management, international competition, goal setting and leadership. There will also be featured guest speakers.
Eligible participants for the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program must be between the ages of 20 and 25, a current USDF member and riding at Third Level or above. There are 30 spots available and the deadline to apply is Sept. 1, 2007. Cost for attending is $200, which includes a two-night stay at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel, meals, all sessions, program materials, a participant gift, attendance at the Succeed/USDF FEI-Level Trainers’ Conference presentation and a reception with Jan Brink. Participants will also have the option to attend additional trainers’ conference sessions at a special rate.
For more information on the USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program contact the USDF office at firstname.lastname@example.org.