USDF Announces New Certified Instructors

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, June 25, 2013


            Lexington, KY (June 25, 2013) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce and congratulate its new USDF Certified Instructors. The exam was held June 13-15, 2013, at Dancing Horse Farm, in Lebanon, OH, with examiners Debbie Bowman and Ann Guptill.  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; Ken Levy of Noblesville, IN, Nicole Chastain Price of Solvang, CA, Heather Salden of Carver, MN, and Elizabeth Gagliardi of Hobart, IN.  New USDF Certified Instructors/Trainers at Second Level include Jennifer Truett of Lebanon, OH, and Rebecca Cord of West Grove, PA.

            “It is our pleasure to recognize these accomplished individuals and we are proud to have them as representatives of the USDF Instructor/Trainer 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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