USEF Youth Sportsmanship Award WDAA Candidates Wanted

Deadline has been extended!

Attention Western Dressage youth riders!

The September 8, 2015 deadline for accepting submissions to the WDAA for the USEF Youth Sportsmanship Award is rapidly approaching. This award is designed to recognize the achievements of Youth riders who also demonstrate dedication to and leadership in equine organization(s). Youth riders who are active members in good standing of both the USEF and Western Dressage Association® of America are welcome to apply.

WDAA will submit their candidate of choice on October 15th to the USEF for consideration.

Candidates must be under the age of 17 as of December 1 in this competition year. They must demonstrate good sportsmanship principles and should be viewed as a role model to their peers. They must have an established history of commitment and dedication to the promotion of equestrian sport. Candidates must have a background in community service and/or events. They must have participated in any level of equine competition, including local, regional and national events.

Copies of the USEF application and companion documentation should also be submitted to the WDAA for nomination consideration. The email and mailing address are available by contacting

For more information, application and guidelines regarding the USEF Youth Sportsmanship Award please visit the USEF website at:

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