USDF recently launched its exciting new online video feedback portal for young horses. This portal offers a unique opportunity for riders, owners, and trainers of under-saddle dressage sport horse prospects*, to obtain feedback from members of the USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum Faculty. Application fees for members and non-members are only $25 and $50, respectively; an amazing deal for direct feedback from top tier sport horse experts!
*Must be three or four years old as of January 1 of the current year
Here are five things to know about this new opportunity:
Who can submit a video for review by USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum Faculty?
Anyone! Members and non-members alike, who may be the rider, trainer, owner, or breeder of a dressage prospect that is three or four years of age are invited to submit their videos and ALL breeds of horses are welcome.
Who are the members of the USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum Faculty?
The USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum Faculty is made up of some of the United States’ top trainers and developers of young dressage horses. Current members include Scott Hassler, Willy Arts, Michael Bragdell, and Craig Stanley.
Does my horse have to complete a dressage test in my video submission?
Dressage tests are not required to be included in these videos. Videos will be reviewed by randomly selected members of the USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum Faculty, who will then provide feedback from a training and development perspective. The feedback provided will not represent a judge’s perspective. (Reminder: For any under-saddle videos submitted, the horse must be at least thirty-six months of age when the video is recorded.)
How will the faculty members provide their feedback to me?
Faculty members may choose to provide their feedback in written or audio format. Once the feedback is collected, USDF will pass the feedback along to the applicant.
Will the faculty member reviewing the submitted video be the only one who sees it?
An exciting element about this educational opportunity is the means in which it can benefit USDF membership as a whole! By submitting a video, applicants understand that all or part of that video may be utilized to produce additional USDF educational content and opportunities delivered through USDF University.
To submit your videos or learn more about this exciting new educational opportunity, visit the USDF website.