USDF Congratulates New “L” Program Graduates2016/02/02
Lexington, KY (January 8, 2016) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that 68 USDF members successfully graduated from the USDF L Education Program in 2015. This program is designed to prepare candidates to enter the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) “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 Program is an excellent opportunity for all USDF members to learn how to improve their scores and their ability to view other rides from a judge’s 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:
Amanda Bailey, Gabrielle Callahan, Amy Ganci. All graduated with distinction from the L Program. Those who pass with distinction are eligible to apply to enter the USEF recorded (‘r’) judge program.
The Mid-South Dressage Academy (MDA) in Hernando, MS has been hosting the L Program for several years. Director Elizabeth Clifton is proud of those who graduated and worked on the L Program at the Academy. “Amanda Bailey and Gabrielle Callahan, both from Jonesboro, Arkansas, participated in part 1 here in 2013 and they both are closely affiliated with MDA. Amanda teaches there 3-4 times per month and Gabrielle is always one I can count on to help with any event that we need extra help with. Gabrielle will be my demonstration rider coordinator for our 2016 part 1 program. Another graduate this year [from Region 3] is Christy Scotch, from Alabama, who also attended our part 1 in 2013.
“We have worked it out to do part one each even numbered year and Central Tennessee Dressage Association will put on a part two every odd numbered year, making access to this fantastic USDF program affordable and attainable for people in our area,” Elizabeth was proud to announce.
The L Program sessions start again at MDA on April 16-17, 2016 with “Introduction to Judging and Biomechanics,” with Lois Yukins. For more information, visit: www.midsouthdressageacademy.org
Full list of the new USDF L Program graduates:
K. Melisa Martell
* Lydia Knurek
* Susan Machin
Mary McGuire Smith
* Julie McDermott
* Sharron Sarchet
*Lisa Del Mundo
* Joseph Dennis Munnelly
*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 Education Program, to access a list of USDF L graduates, for a calendar of USDF L Education Programs, or for details on hosting an L Education Program, visit www.usdf.org or contact USDF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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