Lexington, KY - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that sixteen-year old Jessica Fan, of Lake Jackson, TX, has been chosen as the USDF national nominee for the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Youth Sportsman's Award. Nominees must demonstrate an ongoing dedication to the promotion of the horse, be involved in community activities, exhibit positive sportsmanship principles, and serve as a role model for their peers. As the USDF national nominee, Jessica will receive a complimentary one-year USDF Youth Participating Membership.
The USDF Executive Board was impressed with all components of Jessica’s application, including academic and equestrian achievements, commitment to volunteerism, and participation in extracurricular activities. She demonstrates strong leadership qualities and serves as a positive role model for her peers.
Jessica has already achieved an impressive academic and equestrian competition record, while also devoting numerous hours giving back to her community, through volunteer activities. In addition to winning reserve champion, individually, in the 2014 USEF FEI Dressage Pony Finals, Jessica is also a member of the National Junior Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society, is a day care volunteer, and holds a second degree black belt in Taekwondo. Jessica aspires to be top a contender for the World Equestrian Games and make the Olympic team.
Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage.