I am a USDF L Graduate With Distinction as well as a USDF Bronze medalist, and I am available for judging schooling shows throughout Michigan and the Midwest. Since 2011, I have traveled to judge many competitions in the region, including shows in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. In 2018, I am scheduled to judge shows throughout Michigan and Indiana.
I have been riding for 22 years, starting out in the hunter/jumper world, and have studied dressage with such dressage icons as Maryal Barnett, Jan Ebeling, and, currently, Ruth Hill-Schorsch. I have retired my Prix St.Georges Thoroughbred, Lord Kenmer and have a Holsteiner-cross, Shorty, that I am currently rehabbing. I am also riding an Oldenburg mare, Winnalee Z, that I began showing in 2018.
My list of judging dates for 2018 can be found below and on the Google calendar at the bottom of this page:
April 6-7, 2018: Clinic With Jennifer Malott Kotylo, Columbia City, IN April 8, 2018: Brilliant Reflection Farm Schooling Show, Ortonville, MI May 6, 2018: Spring Event Derby, Cobblestone Farms, Dexter, MI May 18, 2018: Meadowlark Equestrian Center, Plymouth, MI May 19, 2018: Pony Club Dressage Show, Shrine Charity Horse Show Grounds, Columbia City, IN June 9-10, 2018: Wyn Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Wyn Farm, Williamston, MI June 16, 2018: Cobblestone Farms Dressage Derby, Dexter, MI June 17, 2018: Lenawee County 4-H Show, Adrian, MI July 7, 2018: Benchmark Farms Schooling Show, Hudsonville, MI July 8, 2018: Lenawee County Dressage Show, Adrian, MI July 21, 2018: Monroe County, Floral City Circuit Open Horse Show, Monroe, MI July 22, 2018: Rattlewood Farms Schooling Show, Oxford, MI July 28, 2018: Suzannah Wise Combined Test, MI August 4, 2018: Meadowlark Equestrian Center Schooling Show, Plymouth, MI August 17, 2018: Berrien County Youth Fair, Dressage Judge, Berrien Springs, MI August 18, 2018: Michigan State 4-H Dressage Show, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI August 19, 2018: CMHA Show, Dressage Portion, Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, Corunna, MI
September 16, 2018: Cobblestone Farms Event Derby, Dexter, MI
My judge training and continuing education includes the following:
2017- Audited L Program Session B and Session C, Albion College Equestrian Center, Albion, MI
2016- Charles de Kunffy Symposium. Albion College, Albion, MI
2015-USDF/MDA New USEF Dressage Test Clinic. East Lansing, MI
2014- USDF “L” Judging Education Program Final Exam, re-test. Saugerties, NY, Graduate with Distinction
2014-USDF “L” Freestyle Judging Education Program. Bristol, WI
2012-USDF “L” Judging Education Program Final Exam, Lexington, KY, Graduated
2012-USDF “L” Judging Education Program D2 at Delaware Fairgrounds. Delaware, OH
2012-USDF “L” Judging Education Program D1 at Majestic Farms. Batavia, OH
2012-MDA Scribing Clinic. East Lansing, MI
2011-USDF “L” Judging Education Program A, B and C at Dancing Horse Farm. Lebanon, OH
My judging goal is to move forward with my credentials by earning my USEF ‘r’ judging license by 2019. To further this goal, I re-tested at HITS on the Hudson in Saugerties, New York, in September of 2014, earning my L Grad with Distinction. I am working towards earning the ‘r’ program score requirements of five scores of 65% or higher at Fourth level or above.
You may contact me for judging at your schooling show for the 2018 show season at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me directly at (517) 507-9751.
Thank you, and I look forward to judging at your facility!