USDF Announces New Certified Instructors

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

            Lexington, KY (November 19, 2014) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce and congratulate its new USDF Certified Instructors. The exam was held October 24-25, 2014, at Phantom Hill Farm in Ft. Collins, CO, with examiners Sarah Geikie and Lilo Fore.  The USDF Instructor/Trainer 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.

            Sheila Buschette of Molt, MT, Stacy Williams of Ivins, UT, and Joan Clay of Ft. Collins, CO, are the newest USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer at Training through First Level.  The new USDF Certified Instructors/Trainers at Third through Fourth Level include; Alejandro Salazar of Placerville, CA, Clayton Martin of Blanca, CO, Dolly Hannon of Golden, CO, and Gwen Ka'awaloa of Elizabeth, CO.

            “It is our pleasure to recognize these accomplished individuals and we are proud to have them as representatives of the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program,” stated Kathie Robertson, USDF Education Department Manager.

            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 website at or contact the USDF education programs department at  

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