Articles: Press Release
New USEF/USDF Agreement Streamlines
Dressage Competition with Dual-Recognition
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
4047 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511-8483
Tel: (859) 258-2472
Fax (859) 231-6662
Web site: www.usef.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2005
Contact: Sarah Lane (859) 225-6974
Lexington, KY - As part of a series of improvements designed to relieve
competition headaches for members and management, the United States
Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the United States Dressage Federation
(USDF) have agreed to begin joint recognition of dressage competitions
in the United States. Beginning in 2006, dressage competitions
recognized by the USEF will also be recognized by the USDF, eliminating
the need for show organizers to apply for USDF recognition. In addition,
competitions will be given one recognition number, which will be shared
by both organizations.
"This is what USEF/USDF members and competition managers have asked
for-a reduction in the paperwork and hassle that comes with separate
USEF and USDF systems," says John Long, USEF Chief Executive Officer.
"We're cutting the red tape for them. Both organizations have pledged
their commitment to reduce this extra paperwork that so many members and
organizers find burdensome."
"The implementation of USEF/USDF Joint Show Recognition is a significant
step to streamlining our sport by reducing the duplication of effort
between USEF and USDF," continues Stephan Hienzsch, USDF Executive
Director. "We look forward to additional cooperative efforts in the
areas of joint membership and horse registration that will benefit our
mutual members and dressage."
In the coming months, the USDF will be requesting additional information
from competition organizers and will be notifying them of guidelines and
administration fees. To review an outline of requirements, please visit:
For more information, please contact Katriona Adams at the USEF, by
phone at (859) 225-6959, or via e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org , or contact Krystina Firth at the USDF, by
phone at (859) 971-2277, or via e-mail at email@example.com.