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 judged 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 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, Lord Kenmer (“Kenny”) 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:
November 3, 2019: Bairdcroft Equestrian Center Lessons, Ada, MI November 8, 2019: Ford Creek Farms Lessons, Lowell, MI November 9, 2019: Willowbrooke Farm Schooling Show, Plymouth, MI November 15, 2019: Ford Creek Farms Lessons, Lowell, MI November 22, 2019: Ford Creek Farms Lessons, Lowell, MI November 23, 2019: MDA Awards Banquet, Auburn Hills, MI November 24, 2019: Serenity Farms Clinic, Schoolcraft, MI November 29, 2019: Ford Creek Farms Lessons, Lowell, MI December 1, 2019: Serenity Farms Clinic, Schoolcraft, MI December 6, 2019: Ford Creek & Bairdcroft Lessons, Lowell/Ada, MI
December 21, 2019: Bairdcroft Equestrian Center Lessons, Ada, MI
August 9, 2020: NODA Schooling Show, Rocky River, OH
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 email@example.com, or call me directly at (517) 507-9751.
Thank you, and I look forward to judging at your facility!