USDF Announces New Certified Instructors

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

          Lexington, KY (September 15, 2010) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce and congratulate its new USDF Certified Instructors from the testing held August 6-8, 2010 in Mt. Holyoke, MA.  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; Jennifer Verharen of Vashon Island, WA, Suzanne Markham of Monson, MA, Jayne Marino of New Milford, CT, and Paula Pierce of Holyoke, MA, at Training through Second Level and Lisa Pierson of Hopewell Junction, NY, at both Training through Second Level and Third through Fourth Level.  Rochelle McPherson is also the newest Recognized Teacher at Training to Second Level in the program.
          "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 at or contact the USDF education programs department at

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