USDF Announces New Instructor/Trainer Program Faculty

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

            Lexington, KY (January 8, 2014) – The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that Heidi Chote, CA, Kathryn Fleming-Kuhn, IL, and Katherine Simard, CO, have been appointed as new faculty members for the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program at Training-First Level.  Each of these new faculty members is a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level.  In addition, Heidi is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist and USDF “L” Graduate; Kathryn is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist; and Katherine is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist, as well as a USDF “L” Graduate with Distinction.

The Instructor/Trainer Program workshops are an opportunity to learn about classical theories of riding, training, teaching and lungeing and are open to anyone.  “We are pleased to add these new members to our Instructor/Trainer Workshop Faculty, and we hope that by providing more qualified faculty, our program will continue to grow,” stated both Lilo Fore and Chris Hickey, co-chairs of the Instructor/Trainer Committee.

For more information on scheduling a workshop, visit the USDF website at or contact the USDF office at

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