USDF Announces New Certified Instructors

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

            Lexington, KY (April 23, 2014) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce and congratulate its new USDF Certified Instructors. The exam was held April 10-13, at Hilltop Farm in Colora, MD, with examiners Debbie Bowman and Maryal Barnett.  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; Lisa Lewis of Greenfield Center, NY, Erin Sweeney of Gordonville, VA, and Jennette Scanlon of Auburn, CA.   New USDF Certified Instructors/Trainers at Second Level include; Tiffany Bragdell of Colora, MD and Karen Roberts of Southwick, MA.  New USDF Certified Instructors/Trainers at Third through Fourth Level include; Michael Bragdell of Colora, MD and Janet Youse of Rome, PA.

            “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 Senior Education Programs Coordinator.

            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  

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