U.S. Dressage Federation Announces New Certified Instructors

The U.S. Dressage Federation announces six new certified instructors.
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The U.S. Dressage Federation announces six new certified instructors.

October 2, 2009 -- The U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF) has announced its new USDF Certified Instructors from the testing held July 18-19 at Post Oak Farm in Gainesville, Ga. The USDF Instructor Certification 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 Instructors include; Donna Gatchell of Nokesville, Va., Ana Gilmour of Fruitport, Mich., and Claudia Springer-Misner of Walnut Grove, Mo., at Training through Second Level, and Julie Cochran of Gainesville, Ga., Karen McGoldrick of Alpharetta, Ga., and Cathy Zappe of Harvest, Ala., at Third through Fourth Level.

"It is our pleasure to recognize these accomplished individuals and we are proud to have them as representatives of the USDF Instructor Certification Program," said 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, visit www.usdf.org or contact the USDF education programs department at instructorcertification@usdf.org.

Founded in 1973, the USDF is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement and promotion of dressage.