Honorary & Certified Instructors

Instructors

Honorary Instructors have been recognized by USDF for representing the United States in Dressage in International Competition, are ambassadors for the sport and art of Dressage, upholding the dignity and welfare of the horse, and characterize the integrity, high standards and good sportsmanship that carry on the legacy of USDF.

The Certified Instructors listed on the page are current USDF members who have completed their continuing education requirement (16 hours per year) and Safe Sport Training.

Associate Instructors are those who have completed the Instructor/Trainer Program Workshop Series, but are not certified and may not advertise themselves as such. Associate Instructors listed on this page are current USDF members who have completed their continuing education requirement (16 hours per year) and Safe Sport Training.

Honorary Instructors have been recognized by USDF for representing the United States in Dressage in International Competition, are ambassadors for the sport and art of Dressage, upholding the dignity and welfare of the horse, and characterize the integrity, high standards and good sportsmanship that carry on the legacy of USDF.

The Certified Instructors listed on the page are current USDF members who have completed their continuing education requirement (16 hours per year) and Safe Sport Training.

Associate Instructors are those who have completed the Instructor/Trainer Program Workshop Series, but are not certified and may not advertise themselves as such. Associate Instructors listed on this page are current USDF members who have completed their continuing education requirement (16 hours per year) and Safe Sport Training.

Para Dressage Coaches

For riders looking for a Para Dressage Coach, USEF provides a directory, by state, of Para Dressage coaches.  You can find it on the USEF website. Please note that these coaches are not certified by USDF. If you have any questions regarding the list of Para Dressage coaches, please contact Laureen Johnson, USEF Director of ParaEquestrian or Michel Assouline, Para Head of Coach Development and Technical Advisor.
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