December 4, 2014 — The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce plans for the 2015 USEF Developing Dressage Program. The USEF Developing Dressage Program is made possible by a generous gift from Akiko Yamazaki and Red Husky Foundation through the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation. Debbie McDonald returns in 2015 as USEF Developing Dressage Coach, as the program seeks to identify talented, developing combinations with potential for future team and international success.
The program will expand its focus on FEI Under-25 athletes in 2015, with the goal of increasing exposure of talented U.S. combinations in European CDI competitions. U-25 program applicants will first participate in observation sessions. From there, selected combinations will move forward to training sessions, led by McDonald, and potential consideration for grants and European competition. Additionally, the program will increase efforts to build the depth of upcoming talented combinations at the CDI Small Tour and USEF Developing Prix St. Georges and Grand Prix levels through observation and training session opportunities throughout the year.
For further information on the 2015 USEF Developing Dressage Program, click here.
Those interested in being part of the 2015 USEF Developing Dressage Program must submit a Developing Program Application.
Applications for the U-25 program and Spring/Summer Observation and Training Sessions are due January 1, 2015 (first deadline) or January 30, 2015 (second and final deadline).