Registration is now open for the 2018 LYDF Midwest, bringing top international dressage athletes and personalities to the youth riders of the Midwest and this year a new sponsorship from Robert Dover to the Trainer of the Grand Champion!

LYDF Midwest is proud to announce a new Champion Trainer’s Award, sponsored by US National Dressage Team Trainer Robert Dover. Presented to the trainer of the Grand Champion rider of the show, Robert Dover will generously donate FIVE LESSONS at his Wellington location for this award recipient. Robert has a special passion for the Dressage4Kids programs and is happy to invest in the professionals who are preparing young people for future dressage careers. 

Dates are:

Friday and Saturday, June 22-23: TEAM Clinic with Lendon Gray and others.

Saturday night, June 23: Exhibitors Party—Friends and Parents Invited featuring Janne Rumbough, USDF Member of Distinction and the “First Lady” of Wellington Dressage

Sunday, June 24: 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. Lendon will be training and lecturing to the riders throughout the weekend, as well as overseeing all of the Divisions.