USDF Announces New Certified Instructors


Lexington, KY - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce and congratulate its new USDF Certified Instructors. The exam was held September 25-26 at Elmhurst Farm in Loretto, PA, with examiners Lilo Fore and Sarah Geikie. The USDF Instructor/Trainer program is designed to set a standard of excellence in dressage training and instruction in the United States and to educate dressage riders, instructors, and aspiring instructors.

New USDF Certified Instructor/Trainers at Training through First Level include:

  • Cody Pritchard of Milford, NY
  • Jessica Fay of Colora, MD,
  • Katie Haugh of Leesburg, VA.

New USDF Certified Instructors/Trainers at Second Level include:

  • Erin Sweeney of Gordonville, VA,
  • Emme Johnston of Snow Camp, NC.

New USDF Certified Instructors/Trainers at Third through Fourth Level include:

  • Lisa Hall of Export, PA.

“It is our pleasure to recognize these accomplished individuals and we are proud to have them as representatives of the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program,” stated Kathie Robertson, USDF Education Department Manager.

For more information on the USDF Instructor Certification Program, to view a calendar of workshop or testing dates, or to obtain details on hosting a workshop or testing session, please visit the USDF website at or contact the USDF education programs department 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, e-mail, or call (859) 971-2277.