LVDA’s “Ride the 2023 Tests” Symposium

A great group turned out to audit the Ride A Test Symposium with Jim Koford and Jeanne McDonald, put on by the Lehigh Valley Dressage Association as a Continuing Education in Dressage Judging Program.

On April 15, 2023 the Lehigh Valley Dressage Association (LVDA) hosted a Ride-A-Test Symposium with Jim Koford and USEF “S” FEI Level 3/4* judge Jeanne McDonald. This was an opportunity for participants to get feedback on the new US Dressage Tests, and discuss changes to each of the tests. The event, organized by Mo Swanson, was held at Delaware Valley University.

Each rider had a 20-minute session, as part of an hour dedicated to each level, where they rode one test of the level, and received feedback from both of the clinicians. Riders and auditors were also given an opportunity to ask questions of the clinicians.

This Ride-A-Test Symposium was an approved USDF Continuing Education in Dressage Judging program, which hosted 73 attendees. It was made possible through the Violet M. Hopkins Fund and The Dressage Foundation.

LVDA education committee, and the faculty for the symposium.
L to R: Chris Dickenson, Jim Koford, Jocelyn Kraenzle, Mo Swanson, Jeanne McDonald, and Education Committee chairperson Kim Hirschman.

Is your GMO interested in hosting an educational event or Continuing Education for Dressage judges event? Check out all of the grants available through The Dressage Foundation and USDF!

Check back in the next few days when we’ll share one attendee’s takeaways from the symposium!


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