Albers Award Presented to Leslie Steele
Lexington, KY (July 21, 2015) - The
United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that the Albers
Award perpetual trophy was awarded to Alberta/British Columbia Chef d'Equipe Leslie Steele at this
year's USDF/Platinum Performance North American Junior & Young Rider
Dressage Championships, part of the Adequan/FEI North American Junior &
Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC). This award, named in honor of longtime USDF Region
1 Chef d'Equipe Patsy Albers, is
presented annually to the dressage chef
d'equipe that best demonstrates the same level of dedication, enthusiasm,
and team spirit shown by Patsy throughout the years.
"The ‘village' of people that
it takes to get athletes to the NAJYRC is staggering. The chef
d'equipe is quite often the unsung hero who rarely gets the recognition
they deserve. This award recognizes the
tireless work that a chef performs,
both before these championships and during the actual event, which enables the
athlete to concentrate on performing at their best. Leslie Steele's dedication to this position
can be a standard by which all future chefs
d'equipe can aspire," stated USDF FEI Jr/YR Committee Chair Roberta
The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian
competition in North America for junior and young riders, age 14-21. Young equestrians come from the United
States, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to vie
for team and individual FEI medals in the Olympic equestrian disciplines of
show jumping, dressage, para-dressage, and eventing, as well as the FEI World
Equestrian Games disciplines of reining and endurance.
For more information about the
Albers Award, or the USDF/Platinum Performance North American Junior &
Young Rider Dressage Championships, visit the USDF website at www.usdf.org, or contact the USDF
office 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 email@example.com, or call (859) 971-2277.