Congratulations New USDF L Education Program Graduates

For Immediate Release
Friday, December 15, 2017

Lexington, KY (December 15, 2017) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce that twenty-three USDF members successfully graduated from the USDF L Education Program in 2017. This program is designed to prepare candidates to enter the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) “r” Judges Training Program, to qualify individuals to judge schooling shows, and to give competitors, trainers, and instructors greater insight into the evaluative process of judging dressage. The program also serves to provide continuing education for licensed judges. The USDF L Education Program is an excellent opportunity for all members to learn how to improve their scores, and improve their ability to view other rides from a judge's perspective, whether or not they plan on becoming licensed judges themselves. USDF L Education Program faculty are all approved USEF Senior (“S”) dressage judges, who also have experience in teaching judge-training programs.

USDF congratulates the following new graduates:

Region 1:
* Karen Mahaffey
Christine Murray
Diane Rodich
Nancy M. Schmidt
Tracey Wilson

Region 2:
* Renee Carter
* Cory Oconnor

Region 3:
Michele Brase/Tutwiker
Rebecca Brown
* Marie Macdonald
* Heather Walters
* Jessica Wright

Region 5:
Lynn McKinney

Region 7:
*Tegan Kossowicz
Jaimi Martin
*Hillary Martin

Region 8:
Kimberly Litwinczak
Kelly Pullen Cronin
Jane Rodd

Region 9:
*Becky Brown
Anartz Chanca
*Jamie Lawrence
Danielle Stout

*Denotes those that graduated with distinction. Those who pass with distinction are eligible to apply to enter the USEF recorded ("r") judge program.

For more information about the USDF L Education Program, to access a list of USDF L Graduates, for a calendar of programs, or for details on hosting program, visit or contact USDF 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.