NAJYRC Host Application Now Available Online

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

          The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.® and the United States Dressage Federation invite licensed dressage competitions to apply to become an official "qualifying competition" for the 2009/2010 USEF Dressage Developing Programs and the 2009/2010 FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Dressage Championships (NAJYRC) Program.  

The USEF Developing Programs & the NAJYRC Program include the following:
-USEF National Championships for Juniors, Young Riders, & Young Adult "Brentina Cup"
-FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Dressage Championships
-USEF National Young Horse &  Developing Horse Dressage Championships

          As part of a new schedule, competitions licensed for dates from July 1, 2008 – December 31, 2009 will be considered at this time.  A completed application for each licensed competition must be submitted to the USDF office and received by March 31, 2008.  Applications received after this deadline will NOT be considered.  An application and more information about these programs is available on the USEF and USDF websites.

          For questions or further information, please contact Sharon Vander Ziel, USDF Senior Program Coordinator, or (859) 971-7047; or Jennifer Keeler, USEF National Director of Dressage, or (859) 225-2024. 

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.