The U.S. Dressage Federation has introduced the new USDF Breeder of Distinction Awards. These awards will showcase the cumulative achievements of U.S. dressage sport horse breeders, whose young prospects and breeding stock have proven successful in dressage sport horse breeding and materiale classes. Offered in three tiers of achievement: bronze, silver and gold, for which varying eligibility requirements will apply, the first awards will be presented at the 2019 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention. Scores earned since Oct. 1, 2000 are eligible to count towards these awards, and breeders can check eligibility status and submit applications online now.
Kristi Wysocki and Natalie DiBerardinis, co-chairs of the USDF Sport Horse Committee, had this to say regarding these new and exciting awards, “The USDF Sport Horse Committee is extremely excited about the new USDF Breeder of Distinction Awards. The committee designed these prestigious awards to recognize and acknowledge U.S. breeders for their breeding programs’ competitive successes in the USDF Breeders Championship Series competitions, both in-hand and under saddle.”