L Program Committee


To provide a comprehensive educational program for the entire dressage community to learn about the equestrian discipline of dressage from the judge's point of view.


  1. Provide trainers, instructors, competitors and spectators' insight into the evaluative techniques of judging dressage.
  2. Prepare and evaluate candidates who wish to pursue entry into the USEF 'r' Judge Training Program.
  3. Provide continuing education for licensed judges and L graduates.
  4. Select and provide teaching materials to L faculty members.

2023 Objectives

  1. Continue to develop and enhance the USDF L Education Program website to supplement what is presented in the classroom setting and to provide continuing education for L graduates and USEF-licensed dressage judges.
  2. Work with the Judges Committee to carry on with “The Judge’s Box” in USDF Connection to further open communication and promote educational opportunities.
  3. Complete updates to the USDF L Education Program course material, presentation, and website to reflect changes to the USEF dressage rules and 2023 dressage tests.
  4. Increase communication with competition managers to promote the importance of their support of the Part 2 sessions.
  5. Host a Zoom meeting for USDF L Education Program organizers to assist new organizers and share ideas and concerns.
  6. Host a Zoom meeting for L candidates and graduates to answer questions and listen to suggestions to enhance the program.
  7. Continue to review the USDF L Education Program process to ensure the quality of candidates applying to the USEF ‘r’ Judge Training Program.
  8. Select appropriate L faculty candidates to start the apprentice program.