Judges L Program - Part 2

Presented in Partnership by LVDA & ESDCTA

Part 2 - "Candidate's Evaluation"

Summer and Fall of 2020

NOTE:  The programs available candidate positions and waitlist are full at this time.  Checks will be held and not deposited until we know who the final participants will be.

Scribes Needed!

We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in being a Scribe for the L program candidates at the following L Program part 2 sessions:

  • D1, June 6,7, 2020  Windy Hollow Hunt Dressage at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, in Augusta, NJ

  • D2, August 15-16, 2020 at HITS, Saugerties, NY

  • D3, October 10-11, 2020 Region 1 GAIGS at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington VA.


Scribes’ Hotel expenses and meal expenses will be paid for by the candidate. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is considering taking the L program!

Anyone who is interested in helping at one or more sessions, please email Chris.Dickenson1018@gmail.com. Thank you

L Education Program Part 2 Participation


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.

Participant Requirements:
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 10-11, 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.


Part 2 Participant Application Form 


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

Payment Options:

  • 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: The programs candidate available positions and waitlist are now full and closed. 

If you have any questions contact: Chris Dickenson at  chris.dickenson1018@gmail.com   215-219-6701