Exciting Changes and New Pathways Culminate in Revamped USDF Instructor/Trainer Development Program
Lexington, KY (March 15, 2023) –
The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is excited to announce that along
with a name change, the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program, now known as the USDF
Instructor/Trainer Development Program, has been revamped to better achieve its
goals of educating and certifying instructors and trainers, as well as making
this education more accessible to the general membership. Additionally, it will
now feature new pathways that have been created to educate amateurs, as well as
those looking to become professionals.
The newly established USDF
Instructor/Trainer Development Seminars, which are open to anyone seeking to
gain knowledge, will be delivered via live event, either in a classroom setting
or virtually, with the first day being geared toward a general audience and
large group and featuring demonstration riders, as available. The optional
second day of the seminars are designed for a small group and feature a
hands-on education experience for participants.
The USDF Instructor/Trainer
Professional Development pathway is for those who are interested in
certification and future professional development. Those participating in this
pathway will have access to mentors and additional resources to help guide and
advise them on their journey to certification. Other changes included in the
new certification path also make it easier for professionals to become
certified at their current level.
USDF President George Williams
shared “USDF considers instructor education and certification to be an
important goal and key to the successful development of dressage in our
country. Over the last four years, USDF has solicited feedback from the overall
membership and our USDF Certified Instructors as part of a comprehensive review
of the certification process and I'm excited to see many of the resulting
recommendations incorporated into the program.”
For more information on the USDF
Instructor/Trainer Development Program, details on how to get started, and a
calendar of upcoming educational events, visit the USDF website or contact email@example.com.
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 www.usdf.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (859) 971-2277.