USDF Announces New Certified Instructors

For Immediate Release
Monday, December 3, 2012

            Lexington, KY (December 3, 2012) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce and congratulate its new USDF Certified Instructors. The exam was held November 7-11, 2012, at Southerly Winds Farm, in Harrah, OK.  The examiners were Debbie Bowman and Sarah Geikie, and this exam was the inaugural exam for the new Training-First Level Certification.  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 Instructor/Trainers at Training through First Level include; Ashley Hammill of San Antonio, TX, Heather McCullough of Davidson, NC, Eileen Ostlund of Boone, IA, Sherry Guess of Porter, OK, Erin Jackson of Vallejo, CA, Becky Brown of Dallas, TX, and Deanna Myers of Ormond Beach, FL.  New USDF Certified Instructors/Trainers at Second Level include Jennifer Hogan of Chapel Hill, TN, and Ashley Hammill of San Antonio, TX.
            "It is our pleasure to recognize these accomplished individuals and we are proud to have them as representatives of the USDF Instructor Certification Program," stated 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, please visit the USDF Web site at or contact the USDF education programs department at

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