Dressage Virtual Program Observation Events Announced by US Equestrian

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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 18, 2020–U.S. Equestrian Federation dressage coaches will conduct a series of virtual observation events next month seeking promising dressage talent.

Open to new rider/horse combinations, three divisions make up the program:

–Oct. 15-16: Development (Under-25, Small Tour through Grand Prix) with Charlotte Bredahl
–Oct. 17-18: Young horses (4-7 years old) with Christine Traurig
–Oct. 31-Nov. 1: Youth (junior and young rider ages) with George Williams

The events will be conducted live over approved video-streaming devices.

“Our virtual observation events will provide a wonderful opportunity to scout for promising dressage talent from all around the country,” said Hallye Griffin, USEF Managing Director of Dressage. “The 2020 competition season was an abbreviated one. Embracing virtual technology allows us to continue to work toward our goals of finding and fostering prospective U.S. team members for future championships and will open the door to as many qualified combinations as possible without the limitations of travel and other logistics.”

Applicants for all divisions will be required to submit a video and meet minimum requirements. See the full requirements here. Athletes who are current program participants may apply with a new horse.

Application deadline for all divisions is Oct. 1 (application is available here).