Lexington, KY. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Traurig as the U.S. Dressage Young Horse Coach, pending contract negotiations. "I am so fortunate to have this opportunity of becoming the Young Horse Coach. All my life as a rider, trainer, and horsewoman, my biggest passion has been to develop horses to the best of their athletic abilities. My goal for this program is to make America a country that produces top-quality international horses to field Championship Teams and Junior/Young Rider Teams so that one day we can proudly say: MADE IN AMERICA!" Traurig joins the U.S. Dressage Program led by Robert Dover, USEF Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor, which includes Debbie McDonald, U.S. Dressage Developing Coach, George Williams, U.S. Dressage Youth Coach, and Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, Assistant U.S. Dressage Youth Coach.
"I am thrilled that Christine has been named as our new Young Horse Coach. She brings enormous talent and years of experience with young horses and top coaching at all levels," said Dover. "Christine will build upon the last decade of great work by Scott Hassler. Our world-class machine, with adequate funding, will produce sustainable excellence, resulting in medals for America."
Traurig will begin her coaching duties once Hassler steps down on May 1, 2015.