Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Congratulations New "L" Graduates

USDF is pleased to announce and congratulate the new “L’ Graduate and “L” Graduates with distinction who graduated from the Great Lakes Area Show Series- Educational Dressage Final Exam held August 22-24th, in Edinburgh IN.

                                                 *David Anderson, WI
                                                   Kristie Bigham, CA
                                                   Joanne Coy, MI
                                                   Debra DeVries, IA
                                                 *Kerrie Matesich, OH
                                                 *Danielle Menteer, MI
                                                   Bernadette Radke, MI
                                                 *Koby Robson, NC
                                                   Janice Smith, MI

*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 on the  Instructors & Officials list.

 All those who complete the “L” Education Program receive a valuable education which will help them become better trainers, instructors and future judges” states Sharon Vander Ziel, liaison for the “L” Education program committee”

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

For more information on the USDF “L” Education Program, to view a calendar of program dates, or to obtain details on hosting a Part 1 (Education portion) or Part 2 (Evaluative session), please visit the USDF website at or contact the  L Program liaison at