USDF Announces New Certified Instructors

For Immediate Release
Friday, October 28, 2016

Lexington, KY (October 28, 2016) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce and congratulate its new USDF Certified Instructors. The exam was held October 14-16, 2016 at Sage Creek Equestrian Center in Heber City, UT, with examiners Debbie Bowman and Gerhard Politz. The USDF Instructor/Trainer 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 First Level include; Sydni Nusink, Spanish Fork, UT; Tedi Paasch, Hood River, OR; and Annie Sweet, Heber City, UT. In addition, new USDF Certified Instructor/Trainers at Second Level include Trisha Kerwin-Bell, Salem, UT; Leah Nelson, Duluth, MN; and Marina Parris-Woodhead, Joseph, OR.

“It is our pleasure to recognize these accomplished individuals and we are proud to have them as representatives of the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program,” stated Kathie Robertson, USDF Education Department Manager.

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 website at or contact the USDF education programs department 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, email, or call (859) 971-2277.