Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Get More Practice Judging

Date:  Oct. 6 - 7, 2012

Location: Los Angeles Equestrian Center

Competition:  CDS Championships

Instructor: Marianne Ludwig

Format:  The primary focus will be on oral judging and questions. Participants will work to sharpen their eye and work on improving vocabulary including work on collective marks and final comments that are appropriate. .  Please also fill out the bottom portion to give us more ideas on ways we can tailor this program to your needs. Primary focus will be for preparation for the L program Final exam. However, a limited number of graduates or USEF judges may  attend if there are open spots. This program will be limited to 15 total participants. No scribes are needed.
Nearest airport: Burbank or Los Angeles.

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Fee: $375

Deadline: This program will be filled first come first serve.  

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

 Mark your Calendars!
Continuing Education Program Approved for Region 9

Improving Your Judging Eye and Showing Skills

Austin Dressage Unlimited was approved to host the Continuing Education Program for Judges and USDF “L” Graduates
When: February 2-3, 2013
Where: Georgetown, TX
With: Christoph Hess FEI 4*

Contact Carol Schmickrath if you are interested in participating in this great continuing education opportunity.

To learn more about Mr Hess check out this article on e-TRAK

If you have any questions about the Continuing Education Program for Judges and USDF “L” Graduates please contact me at or 859-971-2277.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Looking to Re-test fo Distinction?

Oregon Dressage Society's "L" Program Final Exam being held September 8-9th, in Sherwood Oregon has a opening in their Final Exam. If you would like to retest for distinction or need the Final Exam to finish the program please contact Ed Miller

Monday, August 13, 2012

Applications now available for DVCTA “L” Program.

Visit the Delaware Valley Combined Training Association website to download a participant/auditor application form for the DVCTA “L” Program.  The program will start with Session “A” on November 10-11, 2012, in Kennett Square, PA, with instructor Jayne Ayers. For more information, please contact organizer, Darcy Miller Brown

Monday, August 6, 2012

New “L” Graduates:


are in order for the candidates that graduated from the Maine Dressage Society "L" Program's final exam (held July 20thth in Woodstock, VT).

                                      * Lauren Annett
                                         Paula Foote
                                         Kathy Mastragostino
                                         Laura Mitchell
                                         Taylor Rowsey
                                         Jane E. Tremlett
                                      * Bryn Walsh

*Denotes those who have graduated with distinction from the "L" Program and may be eligible to enter the USEF “r” program

The above "L" graduates will also be listed on the USDF website in
Instructors & Officials list.

Friendly reminder: After a successful graduation, candidates are referred to as “L” Graduates. “L” Graduates are NOT licensed dressage judges. Therefore, they may not advertise themselves as “L” judges.