I am very excited for the opportunity to participate in the upcoming USDF "L" Program being organized by the Utah Dressage Society. Details about the program itself may be found on USDF's website. Here is a link: http://www.usdf.org/education/judge-training/lprogram/index.asp
Details regarding participation through the UDS program, which begins October 23 & 24, 2009, can be found here: http://www.utahdressagesociety.net/eml_L_program2009.htm
This program will take me a little over a year to complete. I am very grateful to the Utah Dressage Society for their tireless efforts to better the sport in our state.
I've already begun reading the materials. This program is not just for people who want to be a judge, although it is the first step. If you are a serious competitor, or, have a keen desire to learn more about the melding of competition, theory, biomechanics, and art, this is a great program. I haven't even sat in my first class yet, and already feel my brain expanding with information. I highly recommend it from an educational standpoint.