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USDF to Open New Headquarters and Hall of Fame at KY Horse Park


Editor’s note: The following is reprinted with permission from the Kentucky Horse Park’s March 16, 2006 e-newsletter. To read the newsletter in its entirety, click here.


Dear Friend of the Kentucky Horse Park:


In a year that has been full of “highs” for the Kentucky Horse Park, we have yet another wonderful event to celebrate. On April 21, the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the KHP to open the USDF National Education Center, which will house USDF's permanent headquarters and Hall of Fame.

                                 Rendering of new USDF Hall of Fame

The USDF’s new national headquarters will be located in our National Horse Center, next door to the United States Equestrian Federation, equestrian sport's national governing body. The upcoming ribbon cutting marks the first time in its thirty year history that the USDF will have a permanent home and a Hall of Fame where visitors can connect with horses and individuals who have shaped dressage in the United States.

Dr. Sam Barish, USDF President, has stated, "USDF will be prominently located in a world-class equestrian facility with other national organizations and will be positioned very well to serve dressage and USDF members into the future."

The USDF is one of 27 member organizations of the National Horse Center, which is the national hub of equine organizations.                     

When it comes to networking, lobbying, brainstorming, and marketing equine organizations, the National Horse Center has become “the place to be” and we are very honored to count among our existing clients many other prestigious organizations including the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Kentucky Equine Education Project, National Horsemen’s and Benevolent and Protective Association, World Games 2010 Foundation, Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, Equestrian Events, American Association of Equine Practitioners, United States Hunter Jumper Association, United States Pony Clubs, American Hackney Horse Society, American Saddlebred Horse Association and many more equally important groups.

We welcome the USDF with great enthusiasm to this growing assemblage. The USDF’s ribbon-cutting ceremony is a component within the Kentucky Horse Park All-American Freestyle Dressage Symposium, April 21-23. There will be a number of other events within the symposium, which you can read about on page 10 of this newsletter. Thanks for your support of our park!


John Nicholson

Executive Director


For additional information about the ribbon cutting or to let them know you’ll attend, contact Charlotte Williams, USDF Campaign Coordinator at (859) 971-7826, or

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