Newly Approved 2019 USDF National Education Initiative Events Announced

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Lexington, KY (January 30, 2019) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce nine new education events, as a part of the USDF National Education Initiative (NEI). The primary objective of the NEI is to create and support new and affordable programs, hosted by USDF Group Member Organizations (GMOs), that engage members. Each of these events is USDF University accredited, with attendees automatically earning USDF education credits. GMOs that participate in the USDF National Education Initiative demonstrate their commitment to providing affordable, quality educational opportunities at all levels. The following events have been newly approved for 2019 and are also receiving funding support through USDF National Education Initiative Grants.

Lungeing Clinic with USDF Certified Instructor Joan Clay
Hosted by Grand Valley Dressage Society
February 15-17, 2019
Fruita, CO

Ride-a-Test with FEI 4* Dressage and Young Horse Judge Lois Yukins
Hosted by Midwest Dressage Association
March 16, 2019
Clarkston, MI

Clinic with Lauren Sprieser
Hosted by Central Texas Dressage Society
April 5-7, 2019
Hutto, TX

Training Symposium with USEF ‘S' Judge and USDF Instructor/Trainer Examiner Lilo Fore
Hosted by ESDCTA
April 6-7, 2019
Allentown, NJ

New Test Symposium with FEI 5* Dressage/Young Horse Judge Janet Foy
Hosted by Pikes Peak Dressage Society
April 6, 2019
Sedalia, CO

Adult Amateur Clinic with USEF ‘S' Judge and USDF Instructor/Trainer Examiner Lilo Fore
Hosted by California Dressage Society
April 12-14, 2019
Templeton, CA

Through the Levels Clinic with USDF Certified Instructor and USEF ‘R' Judge Bill McMullin and FEI 4* Dressage Judge/FEI 3* Young Horse Judge Bill Warren
Hosted by Santa Fe Dressage Association
April 19-21, 2019
Santa Fe, NM

A Purpose for Every Level Clinic with USEF ‘S' Judge Anne Cizadlo
Hosted by Eastern Iowa Dressage and Eventing Association
May 4, 2019
Iowa City, IA

Clinic with FEI 4* Dressage Judge Sandra Hotz
Hosted by Boulder Valley Dressage
September 15, 2019
Longmont, CO

For more information about all NEI opportunities, and information on how GMOs can apply for the program and grant funding, visit the USDF website at, or contact the USDF office at For a list of all upcoming education events, visit the USDF Education Calendar 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.