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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 08, 2016

USDF Congratulates New “L” Program Graduates

Lexington, KY (January 8, 2016) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that 68 USDF members successfully graduated from the USDF L Education Program in 2015. This program is designed to prepare candidates to enter the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) “r” Judges Training Program, to qualify individuals to judge schooling shows, and to give competitors, trainers, and instructors greater insight into the evaluative process of judging dressage. The program also serves to provide continuing education for licensed judges. The L Program is an excellent opportunity for all USDF members to learn how to improve their scores and their ability to view other rides from a judge's perspective, whether or not they plan on becoming licensed judges themselves. USDF L Program faculty are all approved USEF Senior (“S”) dressage judges, who also have experience in teaching judge-training programs.

USDF congratulates the following new graduates of the USDF L Education Program:

Region 1:
*Angelia Bean
Tammy Biondi
Karen Fulcher
Heather Hamilton
Lorraine Klepacz
K. Melisa Martell
Meredith McGrath
*Robyn Nunnally
*H.Jerry Schurink

Region 2:
Jennifer Boblitt
* Lydia Knurek
* Susan Machin
Suzanne Morisse

Region 3:
Grace Gregory
Melissa Jackson
*Susanne Lauda
*Erin McCloud
Mary McGuire Smith
*Kayla McKay
*Stephanie Mosely
*Katharina Nowotny-Boles
*Rhianna Pankhurst
Kathleen Petersen
Christy Scotch
*Amy Swerdlin

Region 5:
Michelle Anderson
Megan Bretey
Wendy Fryke
*Cynthia Ganem
*Sarah Lindsten
* Julie McDermott
* Sharron Sarchet

Region 6:
Jeanne Montelius-Gaudreau
Stevie Gaudreau
*Kimberly Roe
*Kimberly Weise

Region 7:
*Adrienne Bessey
*Nicole Bhathal
*Lisa Del Mundo
Jackie Duncan
Tori Gable
*Ana Gilmour
*David Johnston
Tegan Kossowicz
*Michael Lieberg
Jaimi Martin
*Patty Mayer
*Megan McQueeney
Laine Muir-French
*Sarah Pinney
Susann Regalmuto
*Colleen Reid
Mariko Williams

Region 8:
Lynda Angstadt
Joy Black
Karry Brothers
Marie DiBiccari
*Deborah Hellen
*Kathryn Hitzig
Marion Miller
*Laura Mitchell
* Joseph Dennis Munnelly
Sarah O'Neill
*Alix Szepesi
*Jennifer Tousignant

Region 9:
*Amanda Bailey
*Gabriella Callahan
*Amy Ganci

*Denotes those that graduated with distinction from the L Program. Those who pass with distinction are eligible to apply to enter the USEF recorded (‘r') judge program.

For more information about the USDF L Education Program, to access a list of USDF L graduates, for a calendar of USDF L Education Programs, or for details on hosting an L Education Program, visit or contact USDF at

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, e-mail, or call (859) 971-2277.