USDF Announces New Associate and Certified Instructors

For Immediate Release
Monday, December 18, 2006

          United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is proud to recognize the following individuals for achieving USDF Instructor Certification status at the USDF Instructor Certification Test held at Morven Park, Leesburg, VA November 10-12, 2006.  The examiners for this Instructor Certification Test were Lilo Fore and Gerhard Politz.

Training - Second Level
Candy Allen, VA
Erin Vallarino, CA
Jane Rodd, NY

Recognized Teacher, Training - Second Level
Victoria Gorman, NJ
Training - Fourth Level
Candy Allen, VA
Jane Rodd, NY

          The USDF is proud to recognize six new USDF Associate Instructors. This USDF Instructor Certification Program category recognizes instructors who have received positive evaluations after participating in USDF Instructor Certification Workshops. Each applicant must have participated in at least one workshop in the lungeing, riding, and teaching categories.  The following USDF members have completed the USDF Associate Instructor requirements:

Nancy Burchett, UT
Corrina Scheller Fleming, CT
Jeanne Shelhimer, GA
Karla Stanley, ND
Kathryn Stodick, OR
Catherine Zappe, AL

          The USDF Instructor Certification Program is designed to set a standard of excellence in dressage training and instruction in the United States.  Instructor Certification identifies those instructors who have demonstrated the knowledge and abilities necessary to teach the classical concepts of dressage and meet specified standards of proficiencies.
          If you would like to receive more information about the USDF Instructor Certification Program, contact a USDF Certified Instructor, receive a calendar of USDF Certified Instructor Workshops and testing sessions, or obtain details on hosting Certified Instructor 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.