Lisa Schmidt Approved as Newest USDF L Program Faculty Member

For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Lexington, KY (July 12, 2018) – The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Senior ('S') Dressage Judge Lisa Schmidt  has been approved as the newest member of the USDF L Program Faculty. Faculty members are responsible for providing instruction to and conducting USDF L Education Program. Graduation with distinction from the USDF L Education Program is a prerequisite for entrance into USEF judge training programs.

In 1998, Lisa graduated with distinction from the USDF L Education Program and has since worked her way up through the USEF Dressage Judge Training Program to become a licensed USEF 'S' Dressage Judge, in 2013. Lisa has also earned her USEF designation for Young Horse and certification for Freestyle.  And now, in 2018, she has been added to the faculty of the USDF L Education Program to teach others to follow in her footsteps.

USDF L Program Committee Chair Lois Yukins stated, "After successful completion of the extensive L Faculty Apprentice Program, we are thrilled for Lisa to join the ranks of the existing USDF  L Program Faculty.  With her extensive knowledge, and experience in the judges box, the USDF L Program Committee is certain Lisa will be a great addition to the faculty." The USDF L Education Program is designed to prepare candidates to enter the USEF “r” Judge Training Program, to qualify individuals to judge schooling shows, to provide greater insight into the evaluative process of dressage judging , as well as to provide continuing education for licensed judges.

To learn more about the USDF L Education Program, or for a complete list of approved USDF L Program Faculty members, visit the USDF website at

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