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VIRTUAL JUDGES & COACHES

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Lori Barnard USEF 'S' Dressage Judge

Lori Barnard, calls the Northwest corner of Vermont home.  She has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals on horses she has trained.

For over 25 years, Lori has trained horses and riders from the early stages through the FEI levels,
helping many earn their USDF medals and compete at Regional championships. She is an active
competitor herself and is currently enjoying developing her own young horse.

AVAILABLE FOR COACHING & ONLINE HORSE SHOWS

 
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Francine Bell USEF 'R' Dressage Judge

Francine is originally from Canada she  has ridden in the FEI levels for many years, She moved to Florida in 2018, where she has a full service farm, helping riders achieve their goals. She is a high performance trainer, a Canadian Senior judge and USA R judge. She has been judging since 2006, and has judged all over Canada, USA and Jamaica.  

AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE COACHING & HORSE SHOWS

 
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Ryan Bell USEF 'r' Dressage Judge

Earning his USDF Bronze, Silver, Gold medals with his own horses, Ryan has competed over 15 horses to the FEI levels including 6 horses to Grand Prix. Ryan has trained extensively in Holland and Germany with some of the best riders and trainers in the world, including several former #1 world ranked riders. He is a USEF r dressage judge.

AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE HORSE SHOWS

 
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Melissia Creswick USEF 'S', "R" Dressage Sporthorse & WDAA 'R' Judge

Two time Past President of CDS, Vice President of USDF, Member of USEF Dressage Committee, currently Member of CDS executive board, USDF Sport Horse Committee and editorial board.

Presenter of sport horse Seminar at Hilltop Farm in Colora MD and at Christiane Noelting Dressage Center in Vacaville, Ca.

See more details on her website at: www.dressagejudge.net

AVAILABLE FOR COACHING & ONLINE HORSE SHOWS

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Jodi Ely USEF 'S' Dressage, Freestyle, WD 'R Judge

Jodi Ely has earned her USDF bronze, silver and gold medals. She holds USEF “R” English and
Western dressage licenses, USEA Young Event and Future Event horse licenses and is certified for
Freestyle. She is currently is competing her Dutch Warmblood at Grand Prix.

Jodi has over 30 years’ experience riding, teaching, and training in dressage and eventing. She owns
and operates Trista Farm LLC which has locations in Minnesota and Florida.

Trista Farm LLC
5764 Bartlett Blvd, Mound, MN 55364

AVAILABLE FOR COACHING & ONLINE HORSE SHOWS
16323 NW 162nd Terrace, Williston, FL 32696
Jodimely@gmail.com 612/240-2704
www.Tristafarm.com

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Alison Head USEF 'S' Dressage Judge

Alison Head is a USEF Senior judge and USDF Gold medalist and FEI dressage trainer and instructor. After operating Looking Glass Farm, a Dressage training and breeding farm, in VA for over 25 years, Alison relocated to Aiken, SC in November 2018, where she continues to teach, judge and train her own horses.

Alison judges Dressage shows all over the US as well as many Events in Aiken and surrounding areas. She has conducted numerous fix-a-test clinics for riders of all levels. In Aiken, her students include dressage professionals, serious amateur riders and eventers of all levels.


AVAILABLE FOR COACHING & ONLINE HORSE SHOWS

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Kate Hutchings USEF 'r' Dressage Judge

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Fran Kehr USEF 'S' Dressage Judge

Dedicated to the art of dressage, Fran has trained countless horses and riders to compete at all levels. She has a unique ability to work with horses of all breeds and temperament.

As a USEF “S” Dressage Judge, Fran travels North America judging approximately 30 shows per year, as well as hosting two Summer shows and numerous clinics at the farm.

AVAILABLE FOR COACHING & ONLINE HORSE SHOWS

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Cindy Canace USEF 'S' Dressage Judge

Cindy is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist and a USEF “S” judge. She has created and ridden a musical freestyle at almost every level and has a Performance certificate at nearly every level as well. It was while living in Switzerland that she first discovered dressage in 1977. Upon returning to the US she has been active in ESDCTA, USDF, USEF and the USET. She has helped organize many judges forums, held two highly popular Dressage Adult Camps at the USET, and has served as the Adult Education Coordinator in Region 1 for USDF. A popular judge, clinician and instructor, her main objective is to emphasize both proper riding equitation and correct schooling of the horse.  She has competed her five horses, at Training Level through Grand Prix. Cindy owns and operates Puddingstone Farm in Blairstown, New Jersey, a training facility, and lives there with her husband Bob and their two Leonbergers.  She also had the good fortune to train with Martina Hannover of Germany and hopes to return there again soon.

AVAILABLE FOR COACHING & ONLINE HORSE SHOWS

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Merrilym Griffin USEF 'R' Dressage Judge

  • Merrilym is presently a S Judge candidate. 

    AVAILABLE FOR COACHING & ONLINE HORSE SHOWS
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Doreen Horsey USEF 'S' Dressage & USEF WD 'R' Judge

Doreen is an Equine Canada Senior Dressage judge , a licensed USEF “S” & USEF WD ‘R’ judge. Her judging assignments take her across Canada and throughout the US.She was actively involved with Dressage Canada as a member of Equine Canada’s Official’s Committee

Personnel riding accomplishments include Provincial and National awards and championships from  Basic through Grand Prix. She was long listed in 1989 & 1990.

Having trained and competed from basic through Grand Prix, she is cognizant of the time and expense involved in developing a competition horse at any level.

Doreen lives in Calgary Alberta.

AVAILABLE FOR COACHING & ONLINE HORSE SHOWS

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Melonie Kessler USEF 'S' Dressage Judge

I am a Dressage trainer, clinician, competitor and USEF “S” judge. I have trained and shown horses through Grand Prix earning USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals. I have also coached and trained clients to earn their medals through the Gold. I have qualified horses at all levels for regional or national Championships, including Grand Prix.

I graduated from Pleasant Hollow Farms’ Horse Career School

in Pennsylvania with a diploma in riding, teaching, training, and stable management and have over 40 years of experience in teaching and training.

I have ridden with some of the top Dressage clinicians in the industry. My program is adapted to the horse and rider at a level comfortable for both, using the training pyramid when teaching. I love to encourage all students to be familiar with the criteria within the levels.

As a clinician, I explain from the judges’ viewpoint the movements and the way the scores are earned. A belief that a dialogue between the riders, auditors, and myself is important during the clinic to further understand the training process.

My philosophy in teaching and in training is to always show respect to the horse. At no time is compromising the horse mentally or physically permitted to achieve a result.

AVAILABLE FOR COACHING & ONLINE HORSE SHOWS

 
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Joan Leuk-Waak USEF 'r' Dressage Judge WD 'r' pending


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Co-owner of Angels Flight Farm LLC in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, along with her husband
Richard, Joan is a dressage enthusiast, having earned her USDF Bronze and Silver medals,
and is currently working toward her Gold Medal. She has trained in the US & Europe with
US and European Team members. She has had success at Novice level eventing, and in the
hunter /jumper circuits in Southern California. Joan recently passed the USDF “r” judges’
program, and will be working toward the “R” rating. Additionally, she is enrolled in the “r”
Western Dressage judges program. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from UW-River
Falls in Equine Science. Joan is proud to be a member of the United States Pony Club and has
earned certifications at H-B HM, D-1 Eventing, C-2 Flat and B Dressage, (A rating pending).
For several years Joan rode for the Los Angeles Police Mounted Unit acquiring knowledge in
desensitizing and developing trust while working horses in unusual and interesting situations.

Joan was “afflicted” with the horse bug as a young girl and she has pursued the understanding

and love for them her entire life. Her teaching style is goal oriented, for the competitive and
non-competing rider in dressage as well as other riding disciplines. She has assisted students
to obtain national and regional awards, as well as individual show championships and reserve
honors. Joan and her horse Barrington have earned FEI championship and reserve titles in the
USDF All Breeds Program, as well as High Point show awards with horses in the National
and FEI divisions. She enjoys the challenge of developing “everyday” horses into
partnerships with their humans based on kindness through traditional methods utilizing the
system of the Training Pyramid. She emphasizes the principles of biomechanics for both horse
and rider in the everyday development as well as in problem solving. She approaches the
training of horses as well as riders with a positive and encouraging demeanor, tailoring the
focus of training to the individual’s abilities and goals.

 
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Ellen King USEF 'S' Dressage Judge



AVAILABLE FOR COACHING & ONLINE HORSE SHOWS

 
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Nicole Chastain Price USEF 'r' Dressage , USAWE ‘S’, WDAA 'r' Judge

USDF Certified Instructor

WDAA Advanced Train the Trainers Graduate

USDF Bronze, Silver, Gold Medalist

USEF “r” Dressage Judge

USEF “r” Western Dressage Judge

USAWE “S” Judge

Integrative Equine Therapies Course Graduate

AVAILABLE FOR COACHING & ONLINE HORSE SHOWS

 

 
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Natalie Lamping USEF 'S' Judge, Retired FEI 4* and Young Horse

Natalie Lamping has judged most of the major Olympic and Pan American Games selection trials for the USET Dressage Team for the last 35 years. She’s been, a long time figure at such important competitions as the NAYRC, Palm Beach Dressage Derby, Dressage at Devon, FOC, and US Nationals. A now retired FEI 4* and Young Horse judge. Natalie is a USEF Senior judge and one of two still actively judging for 51 years.

Natalie is also an examiner for Dressage Judge’s program, and has run many Judge’s Forumns on behalf of the USEF. She has a limited clinic schedule so as not to conflict with her judging scheduling. She has developed many successful horses and riders, many who were young rider or amateurs to the Grand Prix Level.

Natalie’s life has always been about horses, and has she attained vast knowldge from her experiences as a rider, coach, trainer and judge. The first receipient of the USDF Sivler Medal, she has since earned all three medals and has won USDF and USEF year-end awards on several horses throughout her career.

AVAILABLE FOR COACHING & ONLINE HORSE SHOWS

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Ida Norris: USEF 'S' & USEF WD 'R'

Ida Norris is an active horsewoman riding, training and competing in dressage since her childhood as well as riding and competing in Pony club,  Western and Appaloosa divisions.She is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist having achieved those goals on horse she trained. Ida has trained and competed abroad in Dressage , as well as wintering in Fl and competing in Wellington. 

Currently she enjoys her t Mill Pond Farm in Benson Vermont and actively rides,  teaches and coaches Dressage, Western Dressage ,  Classical Long Lining and Agility. AVAILABLE FOR VIRTUAL COACHING AND ON-LINE JUDGING. 

” I love to teach , coach or judge….. It’s all about helping people and horses to have fun together and improve their skills and communication!… It’s always – all about the Journey! ” Ida


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The Judges

Lisa Schmidt : USEF 'S' Dressage Judge & 'L' Faculty Member

The founder of AADA, Lisa is a USEF ‘S’ Dressage Judge and USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist

Lisa is the first judge to not only have ridden twice in the US National Finals but also to have judged the Finals in 2019. Lisa has trained and shown several horses to Grand Prix. Her current horse, Qrown Prince is on his way to Prix St Georges in 2020. In 2018, he showed Third level with many scores in the 70’s and qualified for the USDF Regional Finals were he was in the top 9 placings. “Prince” also in 2015 won the Region One Championships at Training Level then on to place eighth at the US National Finals at Training level. 

See more details on her website at: www.lisakschmidt.com

AVAILABLE FOR COACHING & ONLINE HORSE SHOWS

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Cindi Wylie USEF 'R' Dressage Judge

  • USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist on horses she trained herself
  • USEF “R” Dressage Judge with certification in Freestyle, Young Horse and Equitation
  • USDF Certified Dressage Instructor through Fourth Level,  as well as Participant in USDF FEI Trainer’s Program Workshops and Symposia
  • USDF University Silver Diploma
  • Has participated in almost all of our National Dressage Championships as Rider and/or Coach, including USDF Championships in Kentucky, USEF Festival of Champions, USEF Young Horse Championships, USDF Dressage Seat Medal Finals, and Brentina Cup Championships
  • Cindi is presently a S Judge candidate. 

    AVAILABLE FOR COACHING & ONLINE HORSE SHOWS
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Janet Lee Foy USEF 'S' Judge & FEI 5* Judge

JANET IS AVAILABLE FOR COACHING ONLY

Janet’s interest in dressage started when she lived in Oxford, England, and she passed several British Horse Society Instructor Exams. She is currently an FEI 5* judge and a USEF “S” Dressage Judge. She also serves as an FEI Technical Delegate.

She has judged throughout Europe, Asia and Central America. The FEI appointed her to judge the 2010 Central American Caribbean Games in Puerto Rico, the first European Under-25 Grand Prix Championships in Germany in 2016, the World Cup in 2018, the 2018 Central American Caribbean Games as President of the GJ in Bogota and the 2019 European Dressage Championships and Aachen. She was also on the Ground Jury for the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru and will be on the Ground Jury for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She served as the FEI Technical Delegate at the 2013 Central American Games in Costa Rica.

As a rider and trainer, Janet has won her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals and gives clinics throughout the United States. Her students have also won many Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals and National Titles.She writes articles for various horse magazines and was involved in producing and writing the scripts as well as doing the voice overs for several USDF judges training videos and three times for the USDF On The Levels.

She has written two best selling books: “Training the not so Perfect Dressage Horse” and “Dressage Solutions” both published by Trafalgar Press. She has served on the Board of the USDF, AHSA, USEF as well as serving on the current USEF Dressage Sports Committee and International Disciplines Council.

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David Schmutz : USEF 'S' & FEI 4* PARA DRESSAGE

DAVID IS AVAILABLE FOR COACHING ONLY

David Schmutz was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.  He starting riding late in life, while in graduate school for his MBA.  He had the great opportunity to ride with a very prominent elderly attorney, who needed one of his three horse exercised.  During many mornings, they would meet at 6am where they would ride the trails of Griffith Park in Los Angeles.   After graduate school, David  purchased his own horse, a thoroughbred, and continued training on the Griffith park trails and local jumping arenas.   

While owning and managing  “The Paddock Riding Club” in Los Angeles, he graduated the USDF ‘L’ Program with distinction and then received his USEF Dressage ‘r’ certification.   

It was while working on his promotion to become a USEF ‘R’ Dressage judge, that USEF offered a clinic on judging Para Equestrian riders.  Through the help of international judges Inger Bryant and Anita Own, David obtained his IPEC (International Para Equestrian Committee) approval.  Not long after, the FEI also began approving these types of competitions, Dave received his FEI card as a 3* Para Judge.  He presently holds a 4* certification. 

David continues to enjoy his dual roles as judging in addition to clinics,  helping both able-bodied and para athletes achieve their best.  See more details on his website at: www.gdsdressage.com