The L Education Program is designed with several goals in mind:
- Provide trainers, instructors, competitors and spectators' insight into the evaluative techniques of judging dressage.
- Prepare and evaluate candidates who wish to pursue entry into the USEF 'r' Judge Training Program.
- Provide continuing education for licensed judges and L graduates.
This educational training program features selected faculty of experienced, United States Equestrian Federation recognized “S” judges.
8:00 - 12:00 Classroom Session, Discussion of homework/online quiz, Lecture on Training and First Levels with DVD
12:00 - 12:45 LUNCH
12:45 - 1:30 Training Level Tests 1 and 2 and 3 - Parts of tests and discussion
1:30 - 2:00 Training Level Test 2 - (Complete test) and discussion
2:00 - 2:30 Training Level Test 3 - (Complete test) and discussion
2:30 - 2:45 BREAK
2:45 - 3:30 First Level Tests 1, 2, and 3 - Movements of tests and discussion
3:30 - 4:00 First Level Test 1 - (Complete test) and discussion
4:00 - 4:30 First Level Test 2 - (Complete test) and discussion
4:30 - 5:00 First Level Test 3 - (Complete test) and discussion
8:00 – 11:45 Classroom, Second Level Lecture with DVD
11:45 - 12:15 LUNCH
12:15 - 1:00 Second Level movements and discussion Tests 1, 2, 3
1:00 – 1:30 Second Level Test 1- (Complete test) and discussion
1:30 – 2:00 Second Level Test 2 - (Complete test) and discussion
2:00 - 2:15 BREAK
2:15 – 2:45 Second Level Test 2 - (Complete test) and discussion
2:45 - 3:15 Second Level Test 3 - (Complete test) and discussion
3:15- 3:45 Second Level Test 3 - (Complete test) and discussion
The Program is divided into two parts; each part is made up of three sessions:
Part 1- “A Judge’s Perspective” is open to all USDF Members; this is the educational foundation of the program.
- Session A (Apr 23-24) is an introduction to judging and biomechanics. View Video
- Session B (Aug 20-21) is about judging criteria for gaits & paces, movements & figures. View Video
- Session C (Oct 22-23) is about collective marks, equitation, rider biomechanics and basics.
MORE details from USDF: https://www.usdf.org/education/judge-training/lprogram/index.asp
Demonstration Riders - register and contact Abi Kroupa.
There is no demonstration riding cost for test riders. There is a $30 day fee payable to Shannondale Farm or $100 for a 2-day overnight. Note - If demonstration riders plan to audit any part of that weekend’s session, they must pay for an auditor spot.
Saturday, August 20, 2022
- 3 Training Level Riders - Tests 1,2,3 and discussion
- 3 First Level Riders – Tests 1,2,3 and discussion
Sunday, August 21, 2022
- 3 to 6? Second Level Riders – Test 1,2,3 ridden twice and discussion
Contact Caren Caverly firstname.lastname@example.org / 770-713-4025 with any other questions.
EVEN Hotel Alpharetta (Avalon area)
2715 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30009
GDCTA link: (“Social Factor” rate: special 15% off for those booking for GDCTA events)
Also, volunteers are needed for all events. Register if you want to volunteer (and earn hours toward the Liz Faso Memorial Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Wilsun Custom Horse Products Awards!) Sign up: https://gdcta.wildapricot.org/event-4662103
For Participates: Participates who cancel after confirming their participation and sending payment to attend the L Program will receive a refund, minus a $25 processing fee, only in the event a replacement rider can be found by GDCTA. Participates who must cancel due to medical reasons may receive a refund if GDCTA is properly notified in writing, via mail or e-mail, including physician statement. If no replacement is available, the Participate will not receive a refund.
Auditor tickets are nonrefundable and are not eligible for voluntary refunds.