Judges L Program - Part 2

Presented in Partnership by LVDA & ESDCTA

Part 2 - "Candidate's Evaluation"


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 LVDA/ESDCTA L program, Part 2 has been postponed.

We are investigating sites and dates for 2021.

Applicants who were accepted in 2020 will receive full refunds and will receive preference when choosing the accepted candidates for 2021.

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:  TBD for 2021
Instructor: Lisa Schmidt
(D1 involves practice judging full tests in each of the levels at a recognized competition)

Session D2: TBD for 2021
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: TBD for 2021
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 -
Will not be available until new 2021 dates are finalized


Cost and Payment Methods:  Refunds will be sent to those who were accepted for 2020

The cost for 2021 will be - TBD if paying by check     See note above!
(Attach a check payable to ESDCTA, Inc. with all 4 pages of application form)

The cost for 2021 will be -TBD 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 (TBD) must be received by TBD.

  • Alternative Option - for 2021 TBD

    • Note: Applicants who were accepted in 2020 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 - Will be set up in 2021                               

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