The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce their first forum as part of the new USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Program, presented by Dressage at Devon, a USDF Education Partner, and supported by Hassler Dressage. This forum will be held September 14-15 at Apple Knoll Farm, in Millis, MA. Led by internationally renowned sport horse development experts and educators, Scott Hassler, USEF National Young Dressage Horse Coach, and Ingo Pape, one of Germany's most respected breeders and horsemen, the forum will focus on a correct, fundamental system for starting sport horse prospects. This new educational event is intended for trainers, owners, and breeders nationwide, with the goal of developing a consistent training foundation for all sport horse prospects.
This new program will provide a correct, fundamental system for starting sport horse prospects. The forum is intended for trainers, owners and breeders, with the goal of developing a consistent training foundation for all sport horse prospects and will bridge the educational gap between the current USDF Sport Horse In-Hand Program and the USEF Young Horse Program in the training of sport horse prospects as they progress from in-hand to under-saddle and eventual competition. The correct training of young sport horses is universal; however, horses chosen to participate in the forum will be prioritized based upon their likelihood of a career as a dressage horse. Those interested in other sport horse disciplines are encouraged to apply as a participant or audit, as attending this forum can be beneficial to anyone involved with young sport horses.