Articles: Press Release
USEF Announces Launch of Inaugural Dressage Program for 2006: "Passage
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2006
(Lexington, KY) - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)
Dressage Committee is pleased to announce the launch of a new dressage
championship program in 2006, the "Passage Cup." Designed to assist and
encourage today's Young Riders as they transition to the Senior Grand
Prix, the Passage Cup will shed much-needed light on tomorrow's
"With this exciting new program, we're looking to 'bridge the gap' for
our talented dressage riders who are graduating from the Young Rider
ranks to High Performance competitor," says George Williams,
internationally-accomplished dressage rider, member of the USEF Dressage
Committee, and chairman of the High Performance Dressage Committee. "We
hope that the 'Passage Cup' will be a yearly goal for this age group and
help develop our future U.S. dressage team members."
The Passage Cup will be open to riders between the ages of 18 and 26 who
are competing at the Intermediare-II level. This inaugural Championship
will take place June 15 - 18 in Gladstone, New Jersey.
Complete program information, including criteria, applications, and a
list of qualifying competitions is available via the following link:
Or, for additional information, contact Jennifer Keeler, National
Director of Dressage, via e-mail at email@example.com or via phone at
USEF press releases can be found on our website, www.usef.org
The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
As the National Governing Body of Equestrian Sport, The United States
Equestrian Federation (USEF) is the regulatory body for 28 breeds and
disciplines, including our country's international teams competing in
the disciplines of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show
jumping and vaulting. With more than 87,000 members, it is the country's
largest multi-breed organization and annually recognizes more than 2,800
competitions nationwide. The USEF governs all aspects of competition,
including education and licensing of all judges, stewards and technical
delegates who officiate at these shows.
The vision of the United States Equestrian Federation is to provide
leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America,
promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic
Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare
of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national
equestrian federation in the world.