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USDF Region 1's very own Debbie DelGiorno was this year's United States Dressage Federation's Volunteer of the Year Recipient.  Debbie has long been a driving force in our region, receiving the Region 1 Adult volunteer award in 2013. She has now been recognized nationally. Per the USDF announcement:

Lexington, KY (October 26, 2017) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce that Debbie DelGiorno, of Camden Wyoming, DE, has been named the 2017 USDF Volunteer of the Year. Members recognized with this honor have demonstrated exceptional commitment towards carrying out USDF's mission, through consistent and cumulative volunteer activities. As the winner, Debbie will be presented with a perpetual trophy, established by Lisa Gorretta, which is on permanent display in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame. She will also receive a “keeper” trophy and be featured in the yearbook issue of USDF Connection.

For her list of accomplishments, read the rest of the article here!

Other Region 1 Award winners include:


Caroline MacNair Carl (Region 1) Recognized with 2017 Equine Land Conservation Achievement Award


Regional GMO Volunteers of the Year:


Region 1: Terry Wetzel (Slatington, PA - Lehigh Valley Dressage Association)  


General Interest/Informational Article:  


 GMOs with 75 to 174 members: 


Honorable Mention: Lehigh Valley Dressage Association, The LVDA CenterLine, December 2016: The Klimke-Hassler Dressage Training Symposium by Chris Dickenson





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Aneesa Romans

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Teresa Crater​

The Dressage Foundation has awarded two grants to Region 1 members from the Gifted Memorial Fund for Adult Amateurs. Please help us congratulate these two riders:

Teresa Crater of VADA-Fredericksburg Chapter


Aneesa Romans of Delaware Valley Combined Training Association.


                                                         here is the link to the online news story.


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