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Major Anders Lindgren (2003)

Major Anders LindgrenMajor Anders Lindgren, in recognition of his seminal training of U.S. dressage instructors, over a ten-year period, almost 1,000 participating instructors learned from his systematic, structured approach to teaching dressage at the USDF Violet Hopkins National Seminars. Lindgren was an early proponent of the USDF Instructor Certification Program and his work laid the foundation for this program.

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Our first inductee into the USDF Hall of Fame this year is Major Anders Lindgren, in recognition of his seminal training of U.S. Dressage Instructors. Over a ten-year period, almost 1000 participating instructors learned from his systematic, structured approach to teaching dressage at the USDF Violet Hopkins National Seminars. He was an early proponent of the USDF Instructor Certification Program, and his work laid the foundation for this program. Major Lindgren first entered the world of U.S. dressage in 1981 when Colonel Aage Sommer brought him to Violet Hopkins' farm in Michigan for the first USDF National Instructors Seminar. Lindgren was an accomplished rider having won the Swedish National Dressage Championship and ridden on the Swedish Olympic Team in 1972. He also won the Scandinavian Eventing Championship in 1959. Read more