USDF Launches Book Club Featuring Top Authors and Professionals

For Immediate Release
Monday, July 1, 2024

Lexington, KY (July 1, 2024) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce the launch of the new USDF Book Club. This exciting program is the newest in a long list of education initiatives and opportunities created and offered by USDF. By participating in the USDF Book Club, members will be introduced to the published works of the industry’s top authors and professionals, and engage them in firsthand discussions through webinars and on The Dressage Radio Show podcast.


Each year, USDF will host four webinars, one for each of the four books selected annually, where authors will be invited to participate to discuss their works from the writing process and content matter, to how their thoughts on the subject may have evolved since publication. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in question and answer sessions, both in the webinars and when the authors are featured on The Dressage Radio Show podcast. Additionally, participants in the USDF Book Club will have opportunities to earn education credits, while their home USDF Regions and Group Member Organizations (GMOs) compete to earn awards based on participation.


USDF Region 4 Director Anne Sushko, a driving force behind the establishment of the book club had this to say, “Reading has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I love to read books, talk books, share books, and discuss books.  Dressage became a passion a number of years later – but now I love to practice dressage, talk dressage, share dressage, and discuss dressage.  Life is better when one can share a passion and the USDF Book Club will allow today’s dressage enthusiasts to be in conversation with others passionate about our sport!”


Officially launching in July 2024, the USDF Book Club’s first selection will be Riding Through by Debbie McDonald, followed by Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse by Janet Foy as the final 2024 selection. For more information about the USDF Book Club, visit the website, or contact the USDF office.

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit, email, or call (859) 971-2277.