USDF Congratulates New Certified Dressage Instructors

For Immediate Release
Friday, January 28, 2005

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is proud to recognize nine individuals for achieving USDF Certified Instructor status at the USDF certification testing sessions held at Riverside Equestrian Center, CA, November 5-7, 2004, and at Averett University Equestrian Center, NC, November 19-21, 2004.

The Instructor Education program is designed to educate dressage riders, instructors, and aspiring instructors. It is also a wonderful learning opportunity for all students of dressage to improve their practical skills and for more advanced students to integrate classical theory and its correct application with solid practical skills.

Certified Instructors Training through Second Level:
Heidi Chote, CA
Martha Gregory, CA
Jeanne Karver, NC
Veronika Opitz-Berry, CA
Tracey Smith Oliver, NC
Eliza Sydnor, NC
Lee Webster, CA
Diana Wrobel, MA.

Certified Instructor Training through Fourth Level:
Heidi Riddle, CA.

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 Tamie Parsons, USDF programs coordinator, at (859) 971-2277 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.