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2019-2020  USDF / NEDA "L" program

Following notices from USEF and USDF regarding cancelling of educational events due to the coronavirus, the USDF “L” Part I ‘C' session has been postponed to April 10-11, 2021.  Updated Auditor and Demo Rider applications will be posted on the NEDA website,  We are delighted to announce that Janet Foy, the original instructor, has agreed to teach the 2021 session.

In addition, the USDF “L” program Part II, originally to have started in May, has been re-scheduled to the same weekends in 2021.  All three clinics will be held as originally scheduled, at HITS Saugerties.  No auditors are allowed at these sessions as the only persons in addition to the Candidates are the instructor, candidate scribes and the scorers.  The instructors are Kathy Rowse, May 22-23, Gary Rockwell June 13-14, and examiners Lois Yukins and Kathy Rowse September 26-27.

The USEF/USDF ‘r’ dressage judge training session, at HITS in August, will be held on the scheduled dates.

USDF "L” Program to be Hosted by NEDA

The ever popular USDF “L” program will again be hosted by NEDA, starting in October of 2019. Part I, three lecture and practice judging weekends, can be attended by anyone, but would be of most interest to potential dressage judges, dressage riders, trainers, instructors as well as those just curious about how dressage is judged. The program also serves as continuing education for “L” graduates and USEF licensed dressage judges.

Thirty 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. Auditors may attend just one day up to all days of the program. Future articles in the TIP and on the NEDA website and Facebook pages will provide more details. Application forms for both Part I and Part II Participants and Auditors will be available about January 1, 2019.

For full details about the program see below.

USDF "L" Program Dates: Hosted by NEDA

PART I:  Educational lectures/discussion at a Natick, MA hotel on day 1 and practice judging at Apple Knoll Farm, Millis MA on day 2.  
30 Participants maximum.  Auditors may also attend. 


Part I-C:  April 10-11, 2021 (please note these dates have changed) will be taught by Janet Foy and will cover the basics, collective marks on gaits, impulsion, submission and the rider.

PART II - Candidate’s Evaluation and Testing (no Auditors) See revised dates/instructors below

Part II, D-1 session: May 22-23, 2021, Kathy Rowse instructor, Saugerties, NY (no auditors)

Part II, D-2 session: June 13-14, 2021, Gary Rockwell  instructor, Saugerties, NY (no auditors)

Part II, Final testing: September 26-27, 2021, Kathy Rowse and Lois Yukins instructor/examiners, Saugerties, NY (no auditors)


Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2020 USDF "L" Program Demo Rider App PDF (23.88 KB) Administration 1/22/2020
2020 USDF "L" Program Auditor App-Part C PDF (435.56 KB) Administration 2/27/2020
2019-2020 USDF "L" Program information PDF (336.74 KB) Administration 1/12/2020
2019-2020 USDF "L" Program information DOCX (16.67 KB) Administration 1/12/2020
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