USDF Congratulates New “L” Program Graduates

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Lexington, KY (December 17, 2013) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that 34 USDF members successfully completed the USDF L Education Program in 2013.

The USDF L Education Program is designed to prepare candidates to enter the United States Equestrian Federation r Judges Training Program, to qualify individuals to judge schooling shows, and to give competitors, trainers, and instructors greater insight into the evaluative process of judging dressage. The program also serves to provide continuing education for licensed judges. The L Education Program is an excellent opportunity for all USDF members to learn from United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) licensed judges, in order to improve their scores and improve their ability to view other rides from a judges perspective, whether or not they plan on becoming licensed judges themselves. USDF L Program faculty are all approved USEF Senior (S) dressage judges, who also have experience in teaching judge-training programs.

USDF congratulates the following new graduates of the USDF L Education Program:

Region 1:
*Robin Birk
*Rebecca Blikslager
*Mary Callan
Lynn Doki Camina
Rhonda Dretel
Wanda Escobar
*Donna Gatchell
*Wanja Gerlach
* Kristine Hamilton
*Tristin Hardy-Butler
Heidi Lemack
*Annmari Ingersoll
Karin Worm
Sherry Meier
*Jennifer Moran
Paula Keller
*Rebecca Langwost-Barlow
*Danielle Rowland
Angela Sasso
*Rebecca Vick
Allison Woods-Perez
*Jessica Zoskey

Region 3:
Kathleen Betzel
*Meris Greges
Amy Lanier
*Kristen Petzold
*Adrienne Rogers
Vickie Rollack
*Amy Speck-Kern
Cynthia Thaxton

Region 7:
*Ryan Bell

Region 8:
*Joanna Gray-Randle
*Jennifer Anttonen
*Jutta Lee

*Denotes those that graduated with distinction from the "L" Program. Those who pass with distinction are eligible to apply to enter the USEF recorded (r) judge program.

For more information about the USDF L Program, to contact a USDF L graduate, for a calendar of USDF L Education Programs, or for details on hosting an L Program, visit or contact USDF at (859) 971-2277 or by e-mail at

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.