USDF Announces New Certified Instructors

For Immediate Release
Friday, April 15, 2011

          Lexington, KY (April 15, 2011) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce and congratulate its new USDF Certified Instructors from two spring testings.  The USDF Instructor Certification program is designed to set a standard of excellence in dressage training and instruction in the United States and to educate dressage riders, instructors, and aspiring instructors.
          New USDF Certified Instructor/Trainers at Training through Second Level include; Camilla Fritze of Malibu, CA, Michael Bragdell of Colora, MD, Katherine Nelson of New Freedom, PA, and Jennifer Grant of Franklin, OH.  In addition, Laurie Hedlund is a new USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer at Third through Fourth Level.
          "It is our pleasure to recognize these accomplished individuals and we are proud to have them as representatives of the USDF Instructor Certification Program," stated Kathie Robertson, USDF Senior Education Programs Coordinator.
          For more information on the USDF Instructor Certification Program, to view a calendar of workshop or testing dates, or to obtain details on hosting a workshop or testing session, please visit the USDF Web site at or contact the USDF education programs department at

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