United States Dressage Federation and Premier Equestrian Produce On The Levels DVD for New Tests

For Immediate Release
Friday, January 14, 2011

          January 14, 2010 (Lexington, KY) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and Premier Equestrian, LLC once again have partnered together to produce the "On The Levels" DVD set that details the new versions of the 2011 USDF and United States Equestrian Federation dressage tests which became effective December 1, 2010.
          Dressage riders, instructors, trainers and judges will all benefit from the new DVD, which features elements of both training and judging the new tests and allows the viewer to  see and hear how each of the newly designed dressage tests should be ridden. The tests include USDF Introductory through USEF Fourth Level—Test 3. Viewers can watch over three hours of test video from the comfort of their living rooms or in a clinic setting where the DVD set could be used as a visual aid.
          The DVD features FEI judges Lilo Fore and Gary Rockwell. Lilo Fore, a well-known dressage trainer and FEI "I" judge from California, comments on each ride giving a trainer's perspective on how to successfully ride each test. Gary Rockwell, who lives in Florida and one of only three US FEI "O" judges, gives the judge's perspective, scoring each movement of each test and giving a final score. The combination of expertise from these two judges creates a comprehensive training tool for students and trainers alike. 
          "Gary and Lilo make a great team and the information they share will make this one of the best editions we have produced," states Kathie Robertson, USDF Education Program Senior Coordinator.
          Premier Equestrian, LLC of Sandy, Utah agreed earlier this year to produce and sponsor "On The Levels," 5th Edition. Production began in July at Starr Vaughn Equestrian Center in Elk Grove, California, where riders from around the area converged for two days of filming.
          Premier Equestrian is the leading provider of dressage rings and equestrian jumps in the US and was the official supplier of dressage and driving rings for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY.  Premier has an in-house production studio capable of producing full feature video and audio programs. Premier Equestrian was also the producer of the 4th edition "On The Levels" DVD set currently being retired after its four year run.

          To order "On The Levels", visit the USDF online store at www.usdf.org or call 859-971-7828. 


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 www.usdf.org, email usdressage@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.