Meet the Winners of the 2022 USDF Arts Contest

Grand Prize Winner - Meghan Benge - "Sunrise Dressage"

The annual USDF Arts Contest is designed to highlight the creativity and beauty of dressage and to allow USDF members to express their interest in the sport outside of the competition arena.  Entries are accepted each year in the divisions of art and photography, and in three different age categories.

USDF recently named the winners of the 2022 contest!  Check out their beautiful works below.


Adult First Place

Jesse Woodhead – “A Kind Eye”

Adult Second Place

Kathryn Smith – “Morning Meeting”

16-21 First Place

Paige Zimmerman – “For Amour”

16-21 Second Place

Sophia Wayner – “Peculiar Ponies”

15 & Under First Place

Bella Lopez – “Mulligan”  

15 & Under Second Place

Ella Singleton – “Quattro For-Madde”


Adult First Place

Ella Chedester – “Enter A”    

Adult Second Place

Darian Quinn – “Equestrian Fireworks”

16-21 First Place

Ruby Tevis – “Sunset and Spots”          

16-21 Second Place

Gillian Short – Contact

15 & Under

No entries this year for this category.

Congratulations to all of the 2022 winners, and thank you to all the USDF members who entered!  Winners have their work published in the yearbook issue of USDF Connection with the grand prize winner used as the cover of the USDF Member Guide.

Interested in submitting your art or photography for a future USDF Arts Contest?  2023 entries are open!  The deadline for entries is July 1, 2023.

Learn more about the USDF Arts Contest here:

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