USDF Announces New Associate and Certified Instructors

For Immediate Release
Friday, November 16, 2007

          Lexington, KY (November 16, 2007) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce and congratulate its new USDF Associate and Certified Instructors.  The USDF Instructor Certification Program is designed to set a standard of excellence in dressage training and instruction in the United States and to educate dressage riders, instructors, and aspiring instructors. 
          New USDF Associate Instructors include; Valerie Dunaway of Spotsylvania, VA, Janet Reed of San Diego, CA, Estelle Price of Ortega, NY, Claudia Springer-Misner of Walnut Grove, MO, Jennifer Moran of Heymarket, VA, Kenneth Levy of Noblesville, IN, Jane Lafferior of New Brighton, MN, and Jane Kelly of Tecumseh, MI. 
          New USDF Certified Instructors include; Stacy Murphy of Cranston, RI, and Michele Barnard of Richmond, MA, at Training through Second Level and Katherine Wood-Copa of Lima, NY, at Training through Fourth Level.
          "It is our pleasure to recognize these accomplished individuals and we are proud to have them as representatives of the USDF Instructor Certification Program," stated Kathie Robertson, USDF Senior Programs and Education Coordinator.
          For more information on the USDF Instructor Certification Program, to view a calendar of USDF Instructor Certification Workshop or Testing dates, or to obtain details on hosting a workshop or testing session, please visit the USDF Web site at or contact the USDF programs and education department at

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