USDF Announces New Adult Education Initiative
Lexington, KY (January 24,
2017) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce the
launch of the USDF National Education Initiative that will begin April 1, 2017.
The purpose of this new program is to support GMOs in creating and maintaining
affordable riding and educational opportunities for adults. The Initiative will
offer four event formats that can be adapted to each GMOs needs: riding
clinics/symposia, ride-a-tests, camps, and unmounted events. USDF will work with
GMOs and their chapters to develop new events to enhance the education
offerings in their local communities. GMOs will plan and facilitate approved
events, with organizational and advertising support from USDF.
In addition to this new
program, approved events will also be eligible to apply for a USDF National
Education Initiative Grant. These new grants will offer funding opportunities
to help GMOs and their chapters get their education programs started. Grants
will be split among three application deadlines with regional/geographical
representation considered, with the first application deadline being May 1,
2017, for programs held after September 1, 2017.
“The USDF National Education
Initiative has been in development over the past two years, with the goal of
making educational programs more accessible to our adult members, by allowing
USDF Regions and GMOs more flexibility in how, and what types of, educational
programs they offer for adults. I am excited about this program and believe it
will provide more educational opportunities for our members,” stated USDF
President George Williams.
For more information on the
USDF National Education Initiative and the USDF National Education Initiative
Grant, please visit the USDF website at www.usdf.org or contact the program liaison at
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.