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The Dressage Foundation’s Patsy Albers Award Expanded to Include Award at 75th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show

The Dressage Foundation (TDF) is pleased to announce that its Patsy Albers Award will be expanded to provide a $2,500 award at the upcoming USEF Heritage competition 75th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show managed by HITS. The Patsy Albers Award has been given at the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions for 11 years and in 2023 was expanded to include Dressage at Devon.   

Patsy Albers was a longtime supporter and Chef d'Equipe of the North American Youth Championship Region 1 team. She was also very involved at the prestigious Dressage at Devon, where she served for many years as the FEI Event Director. Her expertise extended into management, officiating, and volunteering, for which she was honored multiple times. This award was established at TDF by Patsy’s friends and colleagues when she passed away in 2012.  

Just like at the Festival of Champions and Dressage at Devon, the Patsy Albers Award at the 75th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show will be presented to the highest placing rider (preference to Grand Prix) who previously competed for the U.S. at a North American Youth Championship.  

“Thanks to many generous donors, TDF is pleased to expand the Patsy Albers Award to the West Coast,” said Jenny Johnson, TDF’s Executive Director. “These awards honor Patsy's legacy by spotlighting riders who transitioned from NAYC competition to thriving in major CDI events across the U.S., reflecting two of Patsy's passions in dressage." 

The 75th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show will take place April 11-14 at Del Mar Horse Park. For more information visit 

Additional information about The Dressage Foundation’s Patsy Albers Award is available at

2023 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions Recipient, Cody Harrison
Photo by Susan J Stickle

For more information about The Dressage Foundation, contact (402) 434-8585 or visit

About The Dressage Foundation  

The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt, donor-driven organization that is dedicated to educating, supporting, and advancing the sport of dressage. The organization solicits contributions, appropriately allocates the donations, and awards educational grants to dressage riders, judges, instructors, breeders, high performance teams, and nonprofit equestrian organizations. For more information, please visit