Five Things You Didn’t Know About USDF


The United States Dressage Federation was officially formed in 1973 in Lincoln, NE, and moved to Lexington, KY, in 2002.

USDF is the only national membership organization dedicated to dressage.

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Stephan Hienzsch, USDF Executive Director, was inducted into the Colorado University Athletic Hall of Fame for skiing in 2015. He was 1977 Slalom & Giant Slalom Champion, Four-Time All-American, a member of Four CU NCAA Championship Teams, and 1977 Dick Schoenberger Award recipient.

There are a total of 34 employees at USDF. It’s a diverse group, with folks originating from 16 different states (from Vermont to Hawaii) and 3 countries.

The Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame and resource library are located at the Kentucky Horse Park and are open to the public year-round Monday through Friday.


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