USDF Announces New Certified Instructors

For Immediate Release
Friday, April 15, 2016

Lexington, KY (April 15, 2016) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce and congratulate its new USDF Certified Instructors. The exam was held March 29-30 in Loxahatchee, FL, with examiners Debbie Bowman and Sarah Geikie. 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.

New USDF Certified Instructor/Trainers at Training through First Level include; Allyssia Bryant, Livermore Falls, ME; Ashley Navarro, Grantville, PA; Ali Perkins, Lincolnville, ME; Emma Smith, Mound, MN; Angela Trevitnick, Matthews, NC; and Emily Wright, Mansfield, OH. Also, Becky Brown of Dallas, TX, became a new USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer at Second Level.

“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

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.