USDF Announces New FEI B Level Certified Instructors

For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 2, 2015

            Lexington, KY (April 2, 2015) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) held its first FEI B Level Instructor Certification exam. The exam was held March 24-25, 2015 at Sporthorse America in Santa Rosa, CA, with examiners Lilo Fore, Kathy Connelly, and Hilda Gurney.  USDF is pleased to congratulate Volker Brommann, CA, Jennifer Baumert, NC, Stacey Hastings, NC, and Rachel Saavedra, CA, as the first instructors to be certified at this new level.  Instructors who are certified at this level are tested in their riding and teaching skills, along with training theory at the Prix St. Georges and Intermediate I levels.

            "With the successful completion of the first FEI B Level testing, the USDF Instructor Certification program has reached another milestone. This is an exciting, major step forward in our efforts to certify dressage instructors at the FEI levels. I want to congratulate the four individuals who took and passed the exam, and thank all of those who have worked so hard to bring this program to fruition,” stated George Williams, USDF President.

            For more information on the USDF FEI Level Workshop and Certification Program, the USDF Instructor/Trainer 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 website at or contact the USDF education programs department at  

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