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USDF L Program Session C

  • October 22, 2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • October 23, 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • 2395 Birmingham Rd, Milton, GA


  • Please indicate your riding level / Test
  • Both Saturday and Sunday auditing includes lunch
  • Both Saturday and Sunday auditing includes lunch

Registration is closed

Tentative schedule plus the Demo Rider's scheduled for Sunday.


8:00-8:30 Registration

8:30-10:30    Gaits and Impulsion

10:30-10:45 break

10:45-12:30 Submission and Rider Position

12:30-1:15 Lunch

1:15-3:15 Rider Effectiveness and review full tests

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-4:45 Freestyles

4:45-5:00   Wrap up

Demo Riders will be riding the 2019 Dressage Tests. Also, Below is the updated rider schedule. We do need a few more demo riders due to cancellations. Please let me know if you are interested or know of someone who would like to ride. 


8:30—9:00 Training Level, Test 1 Hope Floyd

9:00–-9:30 Training Level, Test 2 – Sarah Butler

9:30—10:00 Training Level, Test 3 - Molly Boggs

10:00—10:15 BREAK    

10:15—10:45 First Level, Test 1 – Abbey Dondanville

10:45—11:15 First Level, Test 2 – Courtney Cook

11:15—12:00 First Level, Test 3 – Katie Patton

12:00      LUNCH 

1:00—1:30 Second Level, Test 1 – Amber Gibbs

1:30—2:00 Second Level, Test 2  - Samantha Radesky

2:00—2:45 Second Level, Test 3 – Sydney Matyczynski 

2:45—3:30 Second Level, Test 3 – Maren Fouche-Hanson

3:30—4:00 Wrap up


Developed by the USDF Judges’ Committee, this educational training program teaches judges to evaluate the correct training of dressage horses.


APPLICATION (Participants must apply and mail in a check - Auditors are invited but will not be able to ask questions hence "silent auditor" in the registration.)


The L Education Program is designed with several goals in mind:

  1. Provide trainers, instructors, competitors and spectators' insight into the evaluative techniques of judging dressage.
  2. Prepare and evaluate candidates who wish to pursue entry into the USEF 'r' Judge Training Program.
  3. 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.

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:


Demonstration Riders

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.

Sunday Riders Only – October 23, 2022

  • 3 Training Level Riders - Tests 1,2, 3 and discussion
  • 3 First Level Riders - Tests 1,2, 3 and discussion
  • 3 to 4 Second Level Riders - Tests 1,2, 3 and discussion

Contact Caren Caverly / 770-713-4025 to ride.



EVEN Hotel Alpharetta (Avalon area)

2715 Old Milton Parkway

Alpharetta, GA 30009 

Phone: 770-869-2546 

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:


Refund policy:

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.

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