USA Searching for National Youth Dressage Coach

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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Mar. 25–A search has been launched for a U.S. National Youth Dressage Coach for 2011.

The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced Thursday the position for a U.S, resident is part of a prposed expansion of national dressage programs.

Primary responsibilities will be to:

* further the education of riders, trainers, and owners and the importance of proper development of new athletes;

* conduct USEF elite Junior/Young Rider training sessions;

* attend championships to observe and coach competitors;

* increase awareness and visibility of USEF Youth programs;

* oversee additional USEF and affiliate programs for pony riders and youth, including clinics, forums, lectures, etc., and

* work closely in cooperation with the U.S. Technical Advisor, USEF staff, and USEF Dressage Committees.

Applications and resumes must be submitted to the USEF National Director of Dressage no later than Friday, April 30.

All applications will be reviewed by the USEF National and High Performance Dressage Committees, U.S. Technical Advisor, and USEF staff.

Establishment of the position is dependent upon passage of the 2011 budget, which is pending review and approval by the USEF Board of Directors. Therefore, funding for this position may ultimately not be available.

Complete qualification requirements, job description and application information is available on the National Dressage page of the USEF website, http://www.usef.org/_IFrames/breedsdisciplines/discipline/alldressage/natDressage.aspx