USDF "L” Program to be Hosted by NEDA
The ever popular USDF “Learner” judge's program will again be hosted by NEDA, starting in October of 2016. Part I, three lecture and practice judging weekends, can be attended by anyone but would be of most interest to dressage riders, trainers and instructors as well as serving as continuing education for USEF licensed dressage judges.
30 people can be accepted as Participants and another 40 as Auditors. Participants are required to attend all three Part I weekends, a criteria for Part II, which involves evaluation and testing.
**Audit registrations are closed. Grooms, scribes and riders not currently registered must do so on-site. No walk-in auditors for Saturday but may walk in on site Sunday.**
Auditors for Sunday’s session are invited to practice judge. To do so bring your own test sheets and a clipboard.
You will need:
~ Training Level tests 1,2,3,
~ First Level tests 1,2,3 (bring two tests for test 3)
~ Second Level Tests 1,2,3 (bring two copies of test 2 and two copies of test 3).
USDF "L" Program Dates: Hosted by NEDA
Part I ~ Session dates & locations:
Part I-A ~ October 15-16, 2016 ~ Natick, MA & Millis, MA ~ taught by Kathy Rowse and will cover an introduction to Judging and Biomechanics.
Part I-B ~ November 19-20, 2016 ~ Natick, MA & Millis, MA ~ taught by Joan Darnell and will cover judging criteria for gaits and paces, movements and figures.
Part I-C ~ April 8-9, 2017 ~ Natick, MA & Millis, MA ~ taught by Janet Foy and will cover the basics, collective marks on gaits, impulsion, submission and the rider.
Part II ~ Session dates & locations:
(Closed to Auditors)
NEDA Spring Dressage, May 2017 ~ Marshfield, MA (Instructor: Trenna Atkins)
GMHA, July 2017 ~ Woodstock, VT (Instructor: Bill Solyntjes)
NEDA Fall Festival, September 2017 ~ Saugerties, NY (Examiners: Bill Solyntjes and Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez)
USDF "L" Program Contact: Sally Davenport ~ ContinuingEd@neda.org