USDF L Dressage Judge

Shari Wolke is a USDF L Graduate With Distinction, USDF Bronze medalist, and FEI clinician, trainer and coach; and is available for judging schooling shows and teaching clinics throughout Michigan and the Midwest. Since 2011, she has traveled to judge many competitions in the region, including shows in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. In 2019, Shari is scheduled to judge shows throughout Michigan and Indiana.

Shari has been riding for 23 years, starting out in the hunter/jumper world, and studied dressage with such dressage icons as Maryal Barnett, Jan Ebeling, and, currently, Ruth Hill-Schorsch. Shari is also a certified riding Instructor through the American Riding Instructor’s Association (ARIA), with certifications in Dressage and Recreational Riding. Shari retired her Prix St.Georges Thoroughbred, and is riding an Oldenburg mare, Winnalee Z, that she began showing in 2018. Whinny will make her Third level debut in the summer of 2020.

Shari’s list of judging and clinic dates for 2019 can be found below and on the Google calendar at the bottom of this page:


April 27, 2019: Glass-Ed Clinic, Pine Lake Stables, Plainwell, MI

May 5, 2019: Morgan Valley Farm Clinic, Tecumseh, MI

May 11, 2019: Meadowlark Equestrian Center, Plymouth, MI

May 12: Bairdcroft Equestrian Center Clinic, Ada, MI

May 17-18, 2019: Clinic with Thumb Sport Horse Association, Sebewaing, MI

May 19: Lenawee County 4-H Show, Adrian, MI

May 19: Serenity Farms Clinic, Schoolcraft, MI

June 8-9, 2019: Wyn Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Williamston, MI

June 13, 2019: Clinic at Bairdcroft Equestrian Center, Ada, MI

June 15, 2109: Clinic at Serenity Farms, Schoolcraft, MI

June 22, 2019: Deerfield Farm Dressage Show, Spruce, MI

July 6, 2019: Clinic at Serenity Farms, Schoolcraft, MI

July 12, 2019: EMAA Schooling Show, Corunna, MI

July 13-14, 2019: Wyn Farm Schooling Show, Williamston, MI

July 20, 2019: Thomet Stables Schooling Show, Ada, MI

July 21, 2019: Central Michigan Horseman’s Association Show, Corunna, MI

July 28, 2019: Bairdcroft Equestrian Center Clinic, Ada, MI

August 4, 2019: Rattle Run Dressage Schooling Show, St.Clair, MI

August 10, 2019: Serenity Farms Clinic, Schoolcraft, MI

August 18, 2019: Central Michigan Horseman’s Assn. Dressage Show, Corunna, MI

August 23, 2019: MIHA District 11 Dressage Exhibition, Corunna, MI

August 25, 2019: Shriner’s Charity Horse Show, Columbia City, IN

August 31, 2019: Serenity Farms Schooling Show, Byron Center, MI

September 7, 2019: Wyn Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Williamston, MI

September 8, 2019: Serenity Farms Clinic, Schoolcraft, MI

September 14, 2019: Bairdcroft Equestrian Center Lessons, Ada, MI

September 15, 2019: Woodbine Farms Schooling Show, Chelsea, MI

September 28, 2019 Bairdcroft Equestrian Center Lessons, Ada, MI

September 29, 2019: Ford Creek Farm Lessons, Lowell, MI

October 4-5, 2019: Honey Run Horse Trials, Ann Arbor, MI

October 19: Thumb Sporthorse Association Clinic, Sebewaing, MI

October 27, 2019: IDA Dressage Show at Albion College, Albion, MI

My judge training and continuing education includes the following:

2019- February- Continuing Education in Dressage Judging Program, “Upgrade Your Judging Eye 1;” March- MDA Continuing Education for Dressage Judges, Clarkston, MI

2018- Body Awareness Clinic with Jennifer Kotylo, East Lansing, MI

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 2019 or 2020 show seasons at, or call me directly at (517) 507-9751.

Thank you, and I look forward to judging at your facility!



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