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USDF Now Taking Orders for Training DVD Featuring New Tests

United States Dressage Federation

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is taking pre-production orders through its bookstore and web site for the 2007 version of the popular "On The Levels" DVD. The DVD retails for $39.95 and will be available in December.

Dressage riders, instructors, trainers, and judges will be able to see and hear how each of the newly designed dressage tests for USDF Introductory through USEF Fourth Level-Test 3 should be ridden from the comfort of their living rooms or from a clinic setting where it could be used as a visual aid.

A new feature for 2007, "On The Levels," 4th Edition will also highlight three movements that riders often ride inconsistently or judges judge inconsistently, according to Janet Brown-Foy, FEI "I" Judge, USDF "R" Sport Horse Judge and "L" Program faculty member from Colorado Springs, Colo. To help bring insight to problematic issues, each of these movements will be ridden for an insufficient score (4), a satisfactory score (6) and a good score (8). This way a viewer can actually see the differences.

Premier Equestrian of Salt Lake City, Utah is producing and sponsoring "On The Levels," 4th Edition. Production began in August from Blackwood Farms in Redmond, Wash.

Brown-Foy credits USDF "L" Program Faculty member, Marilyn Heath of Naples, Fla.; FEI "I" Judge and USDF "L" Program Faculty member and Lois Yukins, FEI "I" judge and USDF Judges Committee Chairperson and USDF "L" Program Faculty member of Manchester, Mass.; and former USDF Regional Director for Region 6, Gail Vandemoere of Issaquah, Wash., for helping make "On The Levels," 4th Edition possible.

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, the recognition of achievement, and the promotion of the sport of dressage.

For more information about "On The Levels" or USDF membership and programs, visit, e-mail or call 859/971-2277.