USDF Announces Horse and Rider Combinations for 2018 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Lexington, KY (October 9, 2018) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce that the following horse and rider combinations have been selected to participate in the 2018 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum:

  • Michele Bondy (Wilsonville, OR) riding Juliette D'Rosa S (owned by Sonnenberg Farm, LLC)
  • Michele Bondy (Wilsonville, OR) riding Katarina D'Rosa (owned by Sonnenberg Farm, LLC)
  • Molly Eastridge (Longview, WA) riding Kiriska (owned by Gayle Atkins)
  • Lauren Henderson (Monroe, WA) riding Flying Colours (owned by Lauren Henderson and bred by Kathleen Richardson)
  • Rosalie Lutz (Snohomish, WA) riding Fiesta CCSH (owned by Monica South)
  • Blair Niemcziek (Layton, UT) riding King George (owned by Patti Thurman and bred by Virtual Zone Horses NED)
  • Lindsey O'Keefe (Puyallup, WA) riding Midnight Orkid (owned by Nicole Rowley and bred by Missy McGon and Ashlin Racette)
  • Jhesika Wells (Marysville, WA) riding Daphne Lucile Thoms (owned by Tracy Thoms)

This year's forum will be held October 20-21 at Sonnenberg Farm in Sherwood, OR.   Trainers and horses have been identified to participate through a selection process, and will work with instructors Scott Hassler and Michael Bragdell, throughout the forum.  As a special inclusion, US Equestrian Federation Young Horse Coach Christine Traurig will be joining the forum, as a guest speaker. Auditor registration for the forum will be available onsite.

For more information about the USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum, contact the USDF office at, or call (859) 971-2277.

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