Congratulations New 2019 USDF L Education Program Graduates

For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 2, 2020

Lexington, KY (January 2, 2020) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce that 38 USDF members successfully graduated from the USDF L Education Program in 2019.  This program is designed to prepare candidates to enter the USEF/USDF Recorded (‘r') Dressage Judge 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 USDF L Education Program Graduates and is an excellent opportunity for all USDF members to learn how to improve their scores and improve their ability to view other rides from a judge's perspective, whether or not they plan on becoming licensed judges themselves. The program's faculty are all approved USEF Senior (‘S') dressage judges, who also have experience in teaching judge-training programs.

Congratulations to the following 2019 USDF L Education Program Graduates:

Region 1:
*Jennifer Brown, MD
*Lisa Eagley, VA
*Heather Hamilton, NC
*Ginger Henderson,VA
 Brooke Leininger, PA
 Lisa Moosmueller-Terry, VA
 Stephanie Ormston, MD

Region 2:
 Julie Davies Pagels,WI
 Helen Pianca, OH

Region 3:
 Cara Blanchard, FL
*Megan Compton, AL
*Eline Eckroth, FL
 Dominique Ferguson, FL
 Paulette Stoudt, FL
 Kelly  Theisen, GA
 Anna Toomey, FL
*Michelle Velasco, FL
 Anne  Zaharias, FL

Region 4:
 Samantha Martinson, MN

Region 5:
*Kirsi Hussa, WY

Region 6:
 Cyra Carlson, WA
*Matthew Eagan,WA
 Rachel Marie, WA
 Becky Mathews, WA
 Megan Pugh, OR
 Christine Robinson, MT
 Helena Rouhe, ID
 Linda  Snyder, MT
 Christy Taylor, ID

Region 9:
 Crystal Forsell, TX
 Noell  Lacy, TX
*Danielle Meyers, TX
 Grace  Owsley, TX
 Ashley Shaw, TX
*Bre Tamminga, TX
 Rebekah Wesatzke, TX

*Denotes those that graduated with distinction. Those who pass with distinction are eligible to apply to enter the USEF/USDF ‘r' judge training program.

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

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