USDF Announces New Certified Instructors

For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Lexington, KY (April 4, 2019) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce and congratulate the newest USDF Certified Instructors, who completed their certification this Spring:

Training – First Level:
            Emily Gill ( Louisville, OH)
            Ashley Rand (Twinsburg, OH)
            Elsie Reford (Gatineau, Quebec, Canada)
            Katherine Tackett (Snow Camp, NC)

Second Level:
            Ashley Navarro (Harrisburg, PA)
            Viviane Pilicy (Waltham, MA)
            Jean Thornton (DeLeon Springs, FL)

Third – Fourth Level:
            Laura Ashley Killian (Loxahatchee, FL)
            Katherine Poulin (Beachwood, OH)

USDF Education Department Manager Kathie Robertson acknowledged, "It is our pleasure to recognize these accomplished individuals and we are proud to have them as representatives of the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program."

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.

For more information on the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program, to view a calendar of workshops or testing dates, or to obtain details on hosting a workshop or testing session, please visit the USDF website at, or contact

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