Albers Award Presented to Region 4 Chef d'Equipe Martin Kuhn
Lexington, KY (August 17, 2018)
- The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce that the
Albers Award perpetual trophy was awarded to Region 4 Chef d'Equipe Martin
Kuhn, at this year's USDF North American Youth Dressage Championships, held
during the 2018 Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships, presented by
Gotham North (NAYC).
"For me, it is always a
thrill to present the Albers Award. This year, when Martin Kuhn's name was
announced, we came full circle," stated Roberta Williams, USDF FEI
Jr/YR Committee Chair. "Martin himself had ridden in the NAYRC at Tempel
Farms in 2002, where he was on the Region 2 Gold Medal team, and at Bromont in
2003 with the Region 2 Bronze Medal team. This year, as chef
d'equipe, Martin navigated his two teams through a multitude of issues and
heartbreaks with the same good sportsmanship he displayed as a Young Rider
fifteen years ago."
The Albers Award is named in
honor of long time USDF Region 1 Chef d'Equipe, supporter, and good friend,
Patsy Albers. The award is presented annually at the USDF North American Youth
Dressage Championships, to the dressage chef d'equipe who best demonstrates the
same level of dedication, enthusiasm, and team spirit shown by Patsy,
throughout the years. The award is open to all of the dressage chefs d'equipe,
and any competitor or chef d'equipe can nominate a candidate by submitting a
written explanation as to why that chef deserves to win the Albers Award.
The NAYC is the premier
equestrian competition in North America for youth, age 14-21. Young equestrians
vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian
disciplines of show jumping, dressage, and eventing, the Paralympic discipline of
para-dressage, and the FEI World Equestrian Games disciplines of reining and
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (859) 971-2277.