We did it! I'm so proud of this group of trainers who have gone through the USDF Instructor/Trainer Workshops and Pre-Certification together in Utah over the past year. We all passed our final testing! I owe the local Utah trainers an enormous "Thank You!" for helping to arrange facilities, horses and demo riders - even coming to my rescue when there were bumps in the road. What a supportive group. I literally could not have done it without all of you. The USDF faculty, examiners and organizers were amazing throughout the whole process. Special thanks also to Haley Johnson, who I met last year in Utah and who graciously agreed to be my groom and moral support for testing weekend! Thanks to Jennifer Baumert for encouraging me to go through the program in the first place. Of course thanks to my students and horses here at home that have helped me develop the skills and experience to get through this successfully and who endured a few extra lunge line lessons to help me practice for testing! As always, the staff back home at Spring Hill was amazing - the last thing you want is a sick horse at home when you're travelling, but all was well thanks to them and I only freaked out a little. I'm excited and proud to call myself a USDF Certified Instructor through Second Level! This program was rigorous and challenging, but I truly believe in it and I encourage all my fellow instructors to participate. You'll be better for it!