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 2020, she is scheduled to judge shows in Michigan and Ohio.

Shari has been riding for 24 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. Winnie just finished a successful 2020 season, earning 8th in the nation in her Second level freestyle, and will be showing at Third level in 2021.

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:


June 7, 2020: Judging- TEAM Event, Cobblestone Farms, Dexter, MI

June 11, 2020: Private Lesson, Okemos, MI

June 12, 2020: Ford Creek Farm and Bairdcroft Lessons, Lowell and Ada, MI

June 13, 2020: Judging- Wyn Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Williamston, MI

June 19, 2020: Ford Creek Farm Lessons, Lowell, MI

July 18, 2020: Thumb Sporthorse Association Clinic, Sebawaing, MI

August 9, 2020: Judging- NODA Schooling Show, Rocky River, OH

August 13-16: Showing- Dressage at Waterloo Summer Finale, Grass Lake, MI

August 23, 2020: Judging- Michigan Horse Show Association Summer Show, Mason, MI

August 29-30, 2020: Judging- Lone Tree Stables Dressage Schooling Show

September 19, 2020: Clinician- Thumb Sporthorse Association Clinic

September 27, 2020: Judging- Cobblestone Farms Combined Test

October 3-4, 2020: Clinician- Midwest Dressage Association Bootcamp

October 25, 2020: Judging- Cobblestone Farms Combined Test

My judge training and continuing education includes the following:

2020- March- MDA Instructor Certification Workshop, East Lansing, MI

2020- January- MDA Instructor Certification Workshop, East Lansing, MI

2019- March- MDA Continuing Education for Dressage Judges, Clarkston, MI

2019- February- Continuing Education in Dressage Judging Program, “Upgrade Your Judging Eye 1,” Albion, 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 2020 or 2021 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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