USDF Announces Newly Approved 2018 National Education Initiative Events

For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lexington, KY (October 19, 2017) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce five new education events, as a part of the USDF National Education Initiative (NEI). The primary objective of the NEI is to create and support new and affordable programs, hosted by USDF Group Member Organizations (GMOs), that engage members. Each of these events is USDF University accredited, with attendees automatically earning USDF University credits. GMOs that participate in the USDF National Education Initiative demonstrate their commitment to providing affordable, quality educational opportunities at all levels. The following events have been newly approved for 2018 and are also receiving funding support through USDF National Education Initiative Grants.

Ride-a-Test with USEF ‘R' Dressage Judge Nancy Lowey
Hosted by the Commonwealth Dressage & Combined Training Association
March 19, 2018
Marshall, VA

Ride-a-Test with FEI 4* Dressage Judge Sandra Hotz and USEF ‘S' Dressage Judge Sue Mandas
Hosted by Central Florida Dressage
June 30-July 1, 2018
Weirsdale, FL

Clinic with Retired FEI 5* Judge, USEF ‘S' Judge, and USDF Instructor/Trainer Examiner Lilo Fore
Hosted by the Kentucky Dressage Association
August 3-5, 2018
Location TBA

Clinic with USDF L Graduate with Distinction Jennifer Malott Kotylo
Hosted by the Michiana Dressage Club
April 6-8, 2018
South Bend, IN

Camp with Janice Dulak creator of Pilates for Dressage®
Hosted by the Green Country Chapter of the Oklahoma Dressage Society
March 9-11, 2018
Pryor, OK

For more information about all NEI opportunities, and information on how GMOs can apply for the program and grant funding, visit the USDF website at, or contact the USDF office at For a list of all upcoming education events, visit the USDF Education Calendar at

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.