Throughout this year, USDF offered a number of USEF/USDF Judges’ Mini Clinics. Held over two days, these clinics are required as maintenance for all Licensed Dressage Judges. The instructors are experienced and highly respected judges who share their years of experience with the participants. USEF/USDF Judges’ Mini Clinics are limited to twenty Licensed Dressage Judges so that everyone in the group has the opportunity for specialized education.
In 2022, USDF offered seven of these clinics. Here are a few sights from across the USDF Regions, where groups of judges gathered to further their education.
On July 9-10, Kentucky hosted its Mini Clinic alongside the KDA Breed Classic competition. Jeanne McDonald was the presenter. A special thanks to the Kentucky Dressage Association for their support of judge training.
Wrapping up the Mini Clinics for this year was the Virginia clinic in Lexington, VA. Held July 16-17 during the Dressage at Lexington show, this clinic featured Kathy Rowse as judge and presenter. Heather Hamilton was the volunteer for onsite support and was instrumental in making it an exciting educational weekend for all who attended. A special thanks to Dianne Boyd and to the Virginia Dressage Association for their support of judge training.
The organizer for the Virginia Mini Clinic provided these awesome gift bags for the group.
Other Mini Clinics in the series in 2022 included:
- Janet Foy in Wellington, FL during the Global Dressage Festival: March 24-25
- Jane Weatherwax in Rancho Murrieta, CA at the Golden States show: April 8-10
- Lilo Fore in Katy, TX at the HDS Spring Classic: April 30-May 1
- Gary Rockwell in Conyers, GA at the Goodhorseman competition: April 30-May 1
Thanks to everyone who made these clinics possible! You can learn more about the USEF/USDF Judge’s Mini Clinics on the USDF website.