Marianne Ludwig (2003)
Marianne Ludwig (2003) served as the first Region 4 Director, from 1978 to 1979 and has been an active member of the USDF Judges Committee for several decades. She was the driving force behind the very successful USDF "L" program for judge training which had its inception in 1981. She also initiated regional forums for "r' and "R" judges as well as forums for riders and trainers. Improving the quality of dressage judging has always been very important to Marianne. Her contributions have had a lasting impact on an entire generation of dressage judging in the U.S. and will continue to influence the sport, as well as the direction of USDF far in the future.