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