USDF Announces New Certified Instructors

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

          Lexington, KY (August 11, 2009) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce and congratulate its new USDF Certified Instructors from the testing held July 18-19 at Post Oak Farm in Gainesville, GA.  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 Certified Instructors include; Donna Gatchell of Nokesville, VA, Ana Gilmour of Fruitport, MI, and Claudia Springer-Misner of Walnut Grove, MO, at Training through Second Level and Julie Cochran of Gainesville, GA, Karen McGoldrick of Alpharetta, GA, and Cathy Zappe of Harvest, AL, at Third 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 Education Programs Coordinator.
          For more information on the USDF Instructor Certification Program, to view a calendar of workshop or testing dates, or to obtain details on hosting a workshop or testing session, please visit the USDF Web site or contact the USDF education programs department.

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit, email, or call (859) 971-2277.