Part 2 - "Candidate's Evaluation"
Summer and Fall of 2020
We have received 10 applications, thus the program is full at this time. We are beginning a waitlist in case someone has to drop out. If you would like to be part of the waitlist, please fill out the application and send a $500.00 deposit check made out to ESDCTA, Inc. and mail it to Chris Dickenson at the address on the application. Checks will be held and not deposited until we know who the final participants will be.
Prerequisites: (attach a Score Record from USDFscores.com)
Three scores from three different USEF-licensed dressage judges: two scores of 65% or higher at the highest test of Second Level and one score of 62% or higher at Third Level or above. Three scores of 62% or higher at Third level or above from three different USEF-licensed dressage judges or any combination of these requirements would meet the requirements to enter Part 2. Only scores from USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competition(s) will count. These scores must be obtained prior to applying to participate in Part 2. If you have questions about these requirements, please contact Lprogram@usdf.org.
Part 2- “Candidate’s Evaluation” is open to Participating Members who have completed the USDF L Education Program Part 1 and who have met the "Prerequisite" requirements (see Participant Guide for more information). Part 2 is geared towards those who are interested in graduating from the program to officiate at schooling shows or who plan to apply for the USEF’s ‘r’ Judge Training Program.
Dates for the Part 2 sessions are:
Session D1: June 6-7, 2020
Windy Hollow Hunt Dressage, Sussex, NJ
Instructor: Lisa Schmidt
(D1 involves practice judging full tests in each of the levels at a recognized competition)
Session D2: August 15-16, 2020
Centerline at HITS on the Hudson, Saugerties, NY
Instructor: Kathy Rowse
(D2 is similar to the D1 Session but with more emphasis on the testing situation and prepares candidates for the final exam)
Final Exam: October 9-11, 2020
Region 1 GAIGS, Lexington, VA
Examiners: Sue Curry Shaffer & Dorie Vlatten-Schmitz
Final Exam is comprised of both a written and practical exam. The written exam is all True/False and multiple choice, while the practical exam is a combination of judging full tests and some oral judging as well.
Cost and Payment Methods:
The cost will be $2100.00 if paying by check See note above!
(Attach a check payable to ESDCTA, Inc. with all 4 pages of application form)
The cost will be $2150.00 if paying by credit card (Send all for 4 pages of application form to contact on form then make payments using credit card payment button below) See note above
For "Preferred Acceptance" a completed application and full payment of $2100.00 (by check) or full payment of $2150 (by credit card) must be received by November 1, 2019.
Alternative Option - Submit completed application with a deposit of $500 by November 1, 2019 and then pay the balance of $1600 (if by check) or the balance of $1650 (if by credit card), no later February 1, 2020.
Note: Preferred Acceptance applicants will receive preference when choosing the accepted candidates. Applicants choosing the "Alternate Option" will be considered after the "Preferred Acceptance" applicants have been reviewed and there are still spots open.
Click here if paying by credit card (You will be routed to the ESDCTA L Program Payment Processing page). Please note:We have received 10 applications, thus the program is full at this time. We are beginning a waitlist in case someone has to drop out. If you would like to be part of the waitlist, please fill out the application and send a $500.00 deposit check made out to ESDCTA, Inc. and mail it to Chris Dickenson at the address on the application. Checks will be held and not deposited until we know who the final participants will be.