USDF Youth Awards Application Deadline Looming

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Posted by



The following awards are available especially for youth. Consider applying today Click on the links below for more info.

Youth Volunteer of the Year Award - Deadline is August 31

This prestigious national award recognizes a USDF youth member who demonstrates a commitment to USDF’s mission through exceptional volunteer effort and commitment. Any current USDF GM or PM may nominate a deserving youth for this award, but nominees must be current USDF members, 21 years or younger. Winners will be selected by the USDF Youth Programs Committee. Nominations must be submitted by August 31.

The recipient will be presented at the Adequan/USDF Annual Convention with a perpetual trophy that will be permanently housed in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame, and will receive a “keeper” trophy and a $100 gift certificate to the USDF Store. The winner will also receive two complimentary tickets to the Salute Gala & Annual Awards Banquet and a travel grant of up to $500 to cover travel expenses if he/she attends the convention in the year they receive the award. USDF will issue a press release, and the winner will be featured in the Yearbook issue of USDF Connection.

Youth Convention Scholarship Award - Deadline is August 31

These scholarships provide financial support to young dressage enthusiasts to help defray the expenses associated with attending the annual USDF convention. Applications for this award must be received by August 31. Applicants must be current USDF participating members, age 21 or younger.

USEF Youth Sportsman's Award - Deadline is September 5

The USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award was designed to develop leaders in the equine industry from all breeds and disciplines. Individuals 17 or younger, as of December 1 of the current competition year, who are active members in good standing with US Equestrian and USDF are eligible to apply. Each year, USDF seeks candidates who demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to both USDF and USEF through their promotion of the horse. Candidates should be accomplished equestrians, exhibit positive sportsmanship principles and serve as a role model for their peers.

The candidate selected as the USDF national nominee will be submitted to USEF for consideration as the overall Youth Sportsman's Award winner. The USDF national nominee will receive a complementary one-year USDF participating membership. Should the USDF winner be selected as the overall USEF Youth Sportsman's Award winner, USDF will provide a complementary five-year participating membership.

The Overall Winner of the USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award will receive a commemorative trophy, a $1,000 grant, to be paid to an educational program (see funding criteria), and will also be nominated for the USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year Award.

If you have any questions, please contact Jan Scarbrough at jscarbrough@usdf.org or at 859-271-7876.