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.

     SWDC Int 2 Championship Oct 2017

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

Fran currently training and competing Beth Butler's Inspirados

GAIG/USDF Int 2 Championship Oct 2017

​​​​​​​​​Windy Knoll Farm

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

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.