Fran Kehr

USDF Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award

GAIG/USDF Region 9 Championships and Southwest Dressage Championships and Houston Dressage Society (HDS) Autumn Classic held Oct. 9-12 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, is a favorite for USDF Region 9 members from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.

Fran Dearing-Kehr was awarded the USDF Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award from the Dressage Foundation at the show. This award is unique to Region 9, awarded to a USDF Region 9 member who is also a dressage teacher who adheres to sound principles with a reputation for honesty, integrity and community service. The $5,000 grant will help defray expenses for the trainer to travel to South Florida during the winter show season to train with Pam Goodrich.
 
Fran said it’s refreshing that Region 9 puts so much emphasis on excellence in teaching to award a grant.

 

 

 

 

Fran Kehr Awarded the
2014 USDF Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award

Fran Kehr of Magnolia, TX, received the sixth annual “USDF Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award” at the Great American/USDF Region 9 Championships held in Katy, TX
Fran Kehr of Magnolia, TX, received the sixth annual “USDF Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award” at the Great American/USDF Region 9 Championships held in Katy, TX

Fran Kehr of Magnolia, TX, received the sixth annual “USDF Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award” at the Great American/USDF Region 9 Championships held in Katy, TX, October 9-12, 2014. She received a $5,000 award for demonstrating adherence to sound dressage principles and the ability to communicate these principles so that students develop themselves and their horses in a logical, progressive and humane way up through the levels. Kehr, a USEF “S” judge and owner of Windy Knoll Farm, says, “I am delighted and humbled to be the 2014 recipient of The Dressage Foundation's Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award. My goal is to continue to teach and train students to preserve the high integrity and principles of dressage.”

Fran will be using the funds for additional training in Florida during the winter season, along with attending the USDF FEI-Level Trainers’ Conference in January.

The Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award was established at The Dressage Foundation in 2009 by Meg Flemming. The purpose of the award is to showcase and honor excellence in dressage teachers. Dressage instructors are nominated by students or peers, and then submit an application that is reviewed by a prominent Selection Committee. In addition to being a USDF Region 9 member in good standing and a Region 9 resident, the recipient must also demonstrate adherence to sound dressage principles and have a reputation for honesty, integrity, and community service.

The Dressage Foundation
   The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt, donor-driven organization that is dedicated to supporting and advancing the sport of dressage. The organization solicits contributions, appropriately allocates the donations, and awards grants and scholarships to dressage riders of all ages and levels.  For more information, please visit www.dressagefoundation.org.

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