Thursday, January 17, 2013

Attention Part 2 Candidates and Re-testers!

Important Changes to the “L” Education Program for 2013

To ensure that candidates are properly prepared for the Final Exam the “L” Education Program Committee has added an expiration date to Session E (sitting and scribing hours).   Session "E" hours will now expire five years after the D1 session if the candidate has not tested and 5 years after the last Final Exam for those re-testing. 

Since tests and collective marks can change every four years the committee felt it would be very beneficial to candidates and re-testers to complete the required hours with in this new time frameIf you have questions regarding hours you may already have on file please contact the L Program Liaison at the USDF Office

Monday, January 7, 2013

Funding available for attending the "L" Program!

  The Dressage Foundation  Trip Harting Fund offers $500 grants to individuals attending the "L" Education Program, who are a current or graduate Pony Club rider with a B or A rating.

The deadline to apply is March 25th 

Details can be found here:

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New USEF Rider test Contining Education Clinics

Learn About the New USEF Rider Tests from FEI 3* Judge and L Faculty Member Maryal Barnett

Maryal, will be the instructor for two Continuing Education Programs, which will focus on the new USEF Rider Tests. These educational events are geared towards Judges, “L” Graduates, and those enrolled in the “L” Program.  Limited auditing will also be available.

 Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association, with organizer Lynda Lambert, will host the first program on February 2, 2013, at Field and Fences Farm in Wadsworth, IL.  Kerry Petty certified Pilates and Yoga instructor will also be giving a presentation on how to strengthen the core at this event.

The following weekend, February 9, 2013, Midwest Dressage Association, with organizer Gail Anderson, will host a Continuing Education Program featuring the New USEF Riders Tests and Rider Biomechanics in East Lansing, MI. Please contact the organizer to register or for more information

Continuing Education with Christoph Hess

Christoph Hess
“The Practical Application of the Training Pyramid to Judging & Showing”
February 2 - 3, 2013
hosted by Austin Dressage Unlimited
with grants from The Dressage Foundation & USDF Region 9
Georgetown, Texas

Don’t miss this prestigious Dressage educational event!
Christoph Hess has been the Director of Training for the German Olympic Committee for Equestrian Sports. He has a doctorial degree in Education & is an FEI “I” Judge in Dressage & 3 Day Eventing disciplines, as well as being a trainer of many International Grand Prix riders & horses. The weekend before this ADU Seminar, Christoph Hess will be one of the lead speakers at the Global Dressage Forum. The weekend after this event he will be one of the lead speakers at the Dressage Summit in Wellington, Florida. In between, we invite all dressage enthusiasts to join us for his 2 day Seminar in the heart of the Lone Star State! Seminar to be held in charming historic Georgetown, TX on the campus of Southwestern University.  For more detailed information please visit
This dressage education program is approved for USDF Education credits.