Instructor/Trainer Development Program Committee


To promote the pursuit of excellence in dressage instruction and training.


  1. To provide education from the grassroots to the professional level.
  2. To provide access to online resources and learning modules.
  3. To set instructor certification standards of proficiency.
  4. To provide instructor certification opportunities.
  5. To align the education of dressage participants at every level to the standards and levels of proficiency from Training Level through Grand Prix.


  1. Discuss plans for a FEI level trainers conference in 2024.
  2. Increase number of FEI instructor workshops and exam for 2023.
  3. Increase exam opportunities for Training – Fourth Level.
  4. Continue to evaluate workshop and pre-certification formats (education for all versus certification preparation):
    1. Determine ways to engage GMOs in providing general education.
    2. Review format to prepare instructors for certification.
  5. Review of current examiner criteria and increase number of active examiners.
  6. Continue to promote certified instructors via “Meet the Certified Instructor” columns in both the magazine and on social media.
  7. Continue outreach to certified instructors to provide education articles and tips for the magazine and social media.