Albers Award Presented to Region 9 Chef d’Equipe Benjamin Pfabe

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Lexington, KY (August 24, 2021) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce that the Albers Award perpetual trophy was awarded to Region 9 Chef d'Equipe Benjamin Pfabe, at this year's North American Youth Dressage Championships, held during the FEI North American Youth Championships.

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 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.

“Benny's calm, quiet demeanor was the perfect foil to the challenges that Mother Nature unleashed on competitors at this year's NAYC. Benny dealt with each curve ball, keeping the best interest of his team in front of him and that is what makes a great chef,” stated Roberta Williams, USDF FEI Jr/YR Committee Chair.

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.

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