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 2017 and 2018, I am scheduled to judge shows throughout Michigan and Indiana.
I have been riding for 20 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 Thoroughbred, Lord Kenmer. I board and train with Ruth Hill-Schorsch at Stapleton Farm, in Leslie, Michigan.
My list of judging dates remaining for 2017 and into 2018 can be found below and on the Google calendar at the bottom of this page:
October 7: Meadowlark Equestrian Center Dressage Schooling Show, Plymouth, MI October 14: Brilliant Reflection Farm Schooling Show, Ortonville, MI October 22: MSU Dressage IDA Show, Nancy Held Equestrian Center, Albion, MI October 29: Cobblestone Farms Event Derby, Dexter, MI
June 23, 2018: Sue M. Dressage Schooling Show, MI
June 24, 2018: Shrine Charity Horse Show, Columbia City, IN
July 21, 2018: Rattlewood Farms Schooling Show, Oxford, 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 2016 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!