USDF Names Five New Associate Instructors

For Immediate Release
Friday, July 22, 2005

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is proud to recognize five new USDF Associate Instructors. This category recognizes instructors who have participated in USDF Instructor Certification Workshops and received positive evaluations. Each applicant must have participated in at least one workshop in the lungeing, riding, and teaching categories.  The following USDF members have completed the USDF Associate Instructor requirements:

Louise Duda, VT
Dr. Eileen Ostlund, IA
Kim Gentry, TN
Chandra Lesmeister, SD
Deri Jeffers, VA

The USDF Instructor Certification Program is designed to educate dressage riders, instructors, and aspiring instructors. It is also a wonderful opportunity for all students of dressage to improve their practical skills and for more advanced students to integrate classical theory and its correct application with solid practical skills.

If you would like to receive more information about the USDF Instructor Certification Program, contact a USDF Certified Instructor, view the calendar of USDF Certified Instructor Workshops and testing sessions, or obtain details on hosting Certified Instructor Workshops please visit the USDF Web site or contact Kathie Robertson, USDF Instructor/Trainer Liaison at (859) 271-7877 or at .

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.