2015 USDF/IDA National Quiz Challenge
Lexington, KY (March
31, 2015) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce
its partnership with the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) to create a
new type of competition for the IDA Nationals, the 2015 USDF/IDA National Quiz
Challenge. This competition is open to
all IDA members and consists of two rounds of competition; the first round takes
place online through USDF's eTRAK, focusing on classical dressage theory
related to the rider's seat, position, and aids.
The top six scoring
individuals from the first round, in each of the four categories (Introductory,
Lower Training, Upper Training and First Level), will compete as finalists at
the 2015 IDA Nationals at Otterbein University's Austin E. Knowlton Center for
Equine Science in Westerville, OH on April 24-26, 2015. A winner will be declared at each level, with
one grand prize winner receiving a four week internship at Hilltop Farm, Inc.
in Colora, MD.
“IDA is very
excited to have Hilltop Farm as a sponsor for this new program. Having the support of Hilltop Farm shows all
of our collegiate members how seriously the dressage community views knowledge
of the classical system. We are thrilled
with this new partnership and excited to see how it develops in the coming
years,” stated Ginger Henderson, Chair of the Equestrian Department at Averett
University and IDA board member.
DiBerardinis, General Manager & Breeding Manager at Hilltop Farm, Inc.
added, “Hilltop Farm has always valued our relationships with colleges offering
Equestrian Studies Programs and we've been fortunate to have many wonderful
interns from these programs over the years.
This new connection with the USDF/IDA National Quiz Challenge is a
wonderful chance for us to continue to offer hands-on experience for college
students preparing for a career in the sport horse industry."
more information on the USDF/IDA National Quiz Challenge, please visit the IDA
website at www.teamdressage.com, the USDF
website at www.usdf.org, or contact the USDF Youth
Programs Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 email@example.com, or call (859) 971-2277.