Three New Associate Instructors Receive USDF Certification

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) recognizes three new USDF Associate Instructors who recently completed the instructor certification workshops. The USDF Instructor Certification Program promotes education among dressage riders, instructors and aspiring instructors by providing the opportunity for all students of dressage to improve their practical skills and for more advanced students to integrate classical theory and its correct application with ability.

The Program recognizes instructors who have received positive evaluations after participating in a USDF Instructor Certification Workshops. Currently, there are only 150 certified and 20 associate instructors nationwide. Each applicant must have participated in at least one workshop in the lunging, riding and teaching categories. The following associate instructors and USDF members have completed USDF Associate Instructor requirements. They are:  Ashley Hammill of Texas,  Debbie Hill of Alabama, and  Linda Schultz of Kentucky.

If you would like to receive more information about the USDF Instructor Certification Program, contact a USDF Certified Instructor, receive a calendar of USDF Instructor Certification Workshops and testing sessions, or obtain details on hosting Instructor Certification Workshops, visit or contact Kathie Robertson, USDF Instructor/Trainer Liaison at (859) 271-7877 or

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.