USDF Faculties Welcome New Members

For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Lexington, KY (October 25, 2018) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce that United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Senior ('S') Dressage Judge Dorie Vlatten- Schmitz has been approved as the newest member of the USDF L Program Faculty and USEF Senior ('S') Dressage Judge Janet “Dolly” Hannon has been named the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program's newest faculty member.

Dorie Vlatten-Schmitz graduated with distinction from the USDF L Education Program in 1994 and worked her way up through the USEF Judge Licensing programs, to become a licensed USEF 'S' Dressage Judge in 2009. Dorie has also earned the USEF judge designations for Young Horse and Freestyle. USDF L Program Committee Chair Lois Yukins stated, "After successful completion of the extensive L Faculty Apprentice Program, we are thrilled for Dorie to join the ranks of the existing USDF L Program Faculty. With her extensive knowledge, and experience in the judges box, we are certain she will be a great addition to the faculty."

Janet “Dolly” Hannon first became a USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer in 1992 through Second Level, and completed her certification through Fourth Level in 2014. USDF Instructor/Trainer Program Committee Co-Chair Lilo Fore enthused, “The USDF Instructor/Trainer Program is proud to add a very capable new trainer/teacher to our already outstanding list of faculty members! We are proud to have Dolly become part of our faculty and look forward to working with her for many years to come. She is another great addition to our already amazing list of faculty members."

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