USDF Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award

Submitted on 10/26/2014 to The Dressage Foundation


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.

GAIG/USDF Int 2 Championship Oct 2017

Beth Butler's

Dedicated to the art of dressage, Fran has trained countless horses and riders to compete at all levels. She has a unique ability to work with horses of all breeds and temperament.

As a USEF "S" Dressage Judge, Fran travels North America judging approximately 30 shows per year, as well as hosting two Summer shows and numerous clinics at the farm.ype your paragraph here.

     SWDC Int 2 Championship Oct 2017

​Fran Kehr....Owner/Trainer/Instructor/USEF "S" judge

​3rd Level Freestyle         Champion   GAIG/USDF 2020

Fran aboard Beth Butler's Accentuate 2017 GAIG/SWDC                Region 9  Intermediare II Champions!!!!!!

​​​​​​​​​Windy Knoll Farm


Benettona (Beni), owned and ridden by

Fran.....  her current competition horse.