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TDF Awards Grant to USDF for Judges’ Clinics

For over 30 years, The Dressage Foundation (TDF) has provided financial support to the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and its members, thanks to the generous support of donors. Through its Edgar Hotz Judges Fund, TDF is proud to support the USEF/USDF Judges’ Mini Clinics, which provide continuing education for USEF Licensed Dressage Judges.

This was the second year in which USDF hosted Licensed Dressage Judge education activities, as training and education for judges was transferred from USEF to USDF in 2021. TDF awarded USDF a $4,800 Edgar Hotz Judges Fund grant for the six clinics that were held across the country in 2022. A total of 104 judges attended clinics in California, Georgia, Kentucky, New York, Texas, and Virginia. Clinicians included Lilo Fore, Kathy Rowse, Jane Weatherwax, Gary Rockwell, Jeanne McDonald, and William Warren.

Katherine Robertson, USDF Education Director, said, “I would like to thank TDF for their continued support in the education of not only our judges, but the dressage community.”

The Edgar Hotz Judges Fund also continues to provide grants of up to $800 to USDF Group Member Organizations that host Continuing Education in Dressage Judging Programs.  Annually, TDF offers nearly $10,000 for the education of judges from its Edgar Hotz Judges Fund.

For more information about The Dressage Foundation or to make a donation, visit or contact Executive Director Jenny Johnson at (402) 434-8585 or  

The Dressage Foundation 

The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt, donor-driven organization that is dedicated to educating, supporting, and advancing the sport of dressage. The organization solicits contributions, appropriately allocates the donations, and awards grants to dressage riders, judges, instructors, breeders, high-performance teams, nonprofit equestrian organizations, and more. For more information, please visit