USDF Congratulates New L Education Program Graduates

For Immediate Release
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Lexington, KY (December 16, 2021) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce that seventeen USDF members successfully graduated from the USDF L Education Program in 2021.  This program is designed to prepare candidates to enter the USEF/ USDF 'r' Licensed Dressage Judge 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 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 2021 graduates:

Region 1:

  Julianne Brownson,VA

  Nicole Ivins, NJ

Region 2:

  Isabel Fix, IN

  Lacey Hranicka, WI

Region 3:

  Laura Ashley Killian, FL

  Sarah Sharpe, SC

Region 4:

  Jenevieve Hofsommer, MN

*Katelyn Kok, KS

Region 5:

  Carol Cunefare, CO

  Krista Peek, AZ

Region 8:

   Elizabeth Austin, MA

   Madeleine Austin, VT

* Hollie McNeil, NY

   Linda Mendenhall, MA

*Viviane Pilicy, MA

* Breanna Spirk, NY

   Erika Wolff, MA

*Denotes those that graduated with distinction. Those who pass with distinction are eligible to apply to enter  USEF/ USDF 'r' Licensed Dressage Judge Training program.

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