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USDF Congratulates 2015 GMO Award Winners


Congratulations to CTDA member Sharon Blandford, who won a USDF award for Best Amateur Photograph. Her winning photo, below, was taken at this year's Tennessean dressage show at Brownland Farm in Franklin. The grey horse in the foreground is Micki Brase's Highlite VII ridden by Ashley Gregory. Sharon's daughter, Emme, is a frequent competitor at CTDA horse shows.
Lexington, KY (October 22, 2015) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to congratulate all of the winners of the 2015 GMO Awards, which will be presented during the Board of Governor’s General Assembly at the 2015 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention, in Las Vegas. These awards are given annually to recognize outstanding achievement within USDF’s GMO community. Recognition is given in the following categories: GMO amateur photograph, website user experience, and newsletter first person experience and general interest articles. USDF also recognizes outstanding volunteers at the regional level along with the recipient of the Ruth Arvanette Memorial Fund grant.

GMO Photography Awards:

Best Amateur Photograph:

GMOs with 75 to 174 members: First Place: Central Tennessee Dressage Association, The Half Halt, June 15, 2015, Photographer: Sharon Blandford

GMO Newsletter Awards:

First Person Experience Article:

GMOs with 75 to 174 members: First Place:Central Tennessee Dressage Association, The Half Halt, November 2014: Grace Gregory's Silver Lining by Elizabeth TeSelle

General Interest/Informational Article:

GMOs with 75 to 174 members: First Place: Dressage Association of Southern California, DASC Collected Comments, Summer 2015: Care and Maintenance of the Senior Equine by Pamela J. Wangenheim-Hawkins
Honorable Mention: Central Tennessee Dressage Association, The Half Halt, August 2015: Take it from a Pro: 4 Things you Don't Know About Trailer Safety by Victoria Bellino

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