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Registration Now Open for 2015 Lendon Youth Dressage Festival Midwest at Hampton Green

Registration Now Open for 2015 Lendon Youth Dressage Festival Midwest at Hampton Green


Registration is now open for the 2015 LYDF Midwest, and it is shaping up to be another unforgettable experience for youth riders in the Midwest!

This all-youth horse show is open to any rider under 21, and consists of 3 divisions: a Written Test, a Dressage Test, and an Equitation Test. Modeled after the highly successful LYDF held every summer in New York, the Midwest version is a one-day event, preceded by an Emerging Dressage Athlete clinic and a Saturday night Exhibitor's Dinner.

Dates are:

Friday and Saturday, June 26-27: Emerging Dressage Athlete Clinic

Saturday night, June 27: Exhibitors Party—Friends and Parents Invited

Sunday, June 26: Lendon Youth Dressage Festival Midwest, 3-Part Competition

Where: Hampton Green Farm, Fruitport, MI


The following speakers and commentators will be involved with this year’s event:

Lendon Gray, Founder and President of Dressage4Kids:

Two-time Olympian Lendon Gray believes dressage is for every horse and rider. Generous, outspoken, and pragmatic, Lendon has devoted her energies to the improvement of all riders (not just the privileged ones) and all horses (even the littlest ones).  With the goal that all youths might learn how to become not just better riders, but all-around horsemen, Lendon established Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival (formerly known as the Northeast Junior/Young Rider Championships) in 1999.

With the formation of the Youth Dressage Festival (YDF) came the creation of the organization Dressage4Kids.  Originally just the name of a website, D4K has blossomed into a full-fledged non-profit, operating the YDF, the Weekend Educational Program, pony-only clinics, the East Coast Dressage Pony Cup, and the Winter Intensive Training program, while transforming the proceeds from these functions into valuable scholarships for aspiring dressage riders.

Lendon will be lecturing to the riders throughout the weekend and overseeing all of the Divisions.

Saturday Night Speaker: Ken Braddock, international journalist and owner of one of the most-read dressage websites worldwide,

Dressage Commentator and Saturday Lecturer: Roz Kinstler, National Chair of USDF's Youth Programs Committee, Region 2 FEI JR/YR Coordinator and NAJYRC Chef d'Equipe for Region 2.

Dressage Judge: Merrilyn Griffin, USEF “r” Dressage Judge

Equitation Judge: Bernadette Radke, USDF "L" Judge

LYDF Midwest Prizelist and Entry Form now available on the Home Page of this website.

EDAP riders must apply through the Dressage4Kids website. Information and Application available at

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