USDF Announces New FEI Certification Program

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lexington, KY (February 11, 2014) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce the implementation of Instructor/Trainer Certification at the FEI level.  The addition of the FEI Certification Program will take the standard of education for instructors and trainers in the United States through the highest levels of our sport. 

This new program will offer workshops designed to help candidates prepare for FEI certification at two levels.  The approved workshop instructors and examiners are some of this country's most respected men and women in dressage. Those interested in becoming certified at the FEI level do not necessarily need to have completed prior certification. 

USDF President George Williams states, FEI Level certification has been in development for several years. The Instructor/Trainer Committee, with input from the Strategic Planning Working Group, have taken the time to create what I believe is an excellent program. The USDF is proud be adding the highest levels of certification and with it is truly establishing a commitment to the certification of all instructors."

For more information regarding the criteria and application process, or for more information on the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program, please visit the USDF website at or contact the USDF education programs department at

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