USDF Announces New Certified Instructors

For Immediate Release
Friday, April 28, 2006

Lexington, KY:  The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) proudly recognizes the following individuals for achieving USDF Instructor Certification status at the USDF Instructor Certification Test on April 21-23 at the Penrose Equestrian Center, Colorado Springs. Examiners for this Instructor Certification Test were Cindy Sydnor and Gerhard Politz.

Training, Second Level:
Julie Burt, CO
Lisa Hall, PA

Training, Fourth Level:
Simone Ahern-Harless, CO
Heidi Chote, CA
Kathy Simard, CO

The USDF Instructor Certification Program sets a standard of excellence in dressage training and instruction in the United States. Instructor Certification identifies instructors who have demonstrated the knowledge and abilities necessary to teach the classical concepts of dressage and meet specified standards of proficiencies.

If you would like to receive more information about the USDF Instructor Certification Program, contact a USDF Certified Instructor, receive a calendar of USDF Certified Instructor Workshops and testing sessions, or obtain details on hosting Certified Instructor Workshops, visit or contact Kathie Robertson, USDF Instructor/Trainer Liaison at 859-271-7877 or 


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.