Excerpt printed from the December 1973 issue of Dressage & CT
The United States Dressage Federation, for which the foundation was laid last February held its first annual meeting on November 10-11 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the location of the first get together of the representatives of the American dressage community.
While the February meeting was called primarily to establish whether or not it was desirable to bring all the local and regional organizations, as well as individuals who do not belong to any of these, under one national organization, the November meeting was, in fact, the founding and working meeting of the Federation.
Over fifty participants, representing 22 orgnizations and individuals who joined the Federation directly, came to Lincoln to adopt the bylaws that were prepared by the temporary legislative committee established in February. Election of the Federations’s officers also took place and the working committees, which will carry out the actual work of the Federation, were set up.