Bud Walsh 970.532.3856 970.391.8672 Cell Budzmail11@msn.com ** Bio: After moving from Vermont to Colorado in 1972 I started being involved with draft horses. Having a saddle horse background I was just taken in by the farmer down the road hauling manure with a team of Belgians. Thus started a career of driving, promoting to fellow hobbyists, and raising a few Percherons. Being one to share my experiences I was often tapped to announce draft/driving horse shows in Colorado and elsewhere and continue to do so. In 1981, I had the privilege of being an apprentice draft horse judge at the National Western. The study of equine confirmation has held my personal interest since then. This led to my first judging experience in 1982 at a multi-breed driving show, which led to mules and donkeys of course. since then I have been invited to judge drafts, mules, donkeys, and light drivers at open driving shows at the county and state level in Colorado, California, Wyoming, and Nebraska. In 2007, I judged a Gypsy Horse show in Parker, Colorado. along with a few home-raised saddle horses, I currently feed lease a team of Shire geldings which we use for occasional novice driving experiences, and assist fellow hobbyists with a little help here and there on occasion. In 2009, I was invited to be a clinician at a clinic for a driving club in the mountains of central CO encouraging newer people with their variety of equines. My wife Jodi travels with me when her work schedule allows and sings the National Anthem at opening ceremonies for the National Western horse shows and elsewhere. Member of Colorado Draft Horse Assn. and the Rocky Mountain Longears Assn. Since draft breed associations do not offer judges’ cards, this will be my first card affiliation held with the GHRA. 2011
Karen A. Iversen
Karen A. Iversen 352.628.9186 firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Iversen, has been active in the horse world for most of her life. She began this adventure showing hunters and competing in cross country in New England as a youngster, and when she moved to Florida her fancy became western horses. She and her farrier husband, Richard, now own and operate the Diamond K Ranch in Lecanto, Fl where she has bred, raised and trained Quarter Horses, mainly duns and buckskins. Now the Ranch invites beginner riders, summer campers, home schoolers and trail rides.
Along with 3 dogs, 4 cats, and 6 horses, it is an active life. She also judges horses of all sizes, both here and internationally, and has been carded as a Senior Judge with PtHA, WPCSA, IBHA, ABRA, POAC, NMDA, AMHA! AMHR ….and also GHRA. She is very proud to have judged World Shows for all of the associations, and is especially honored to be involved with the Gypsy Horses. 2011, 2014, 2015
Carole E. Dunbar
Carole E. Dunbar 773.606.3585 email@example.com PtHA, APHA, PHBA, ApHC, IBHA, ABRA, POA, GHRA
Carole Dunbar resides in northern Illinois and holds a B.S. degree from Michigan State University. she has been an approved breed association judge since 1985 and holds cards with APHA, PtHA, ApHC, PHBA, IBHA, ABRA and POAC. Carole has judged 280 shows in 36 states and Canada. She likes to judge Hunter Under Saddle, Western Horsemanship and Halter classes. Carole bred the APHA All-Around Youth World Champion horse Lotsa Chrome and currently owns the AQHA chimeric rare brindle stallion Dunbars Gold. Dunbars Gold sired Seekers Golden Image, a PtHA/APHA gelding who was the Top 10 Open halter Horse as a yearling at the Pinto World Show. she is very active in several horse organizations, especially APHA. Carole has a practice in Horse Communications and has authored articles in national publications. (She also does intuitive readings for humans and other animals, too!) 2011
Sandra Guy Fox
Sandra K. Guy-Fox 269.979.1846 269.579.0987 firstname.lastname@example.org I have been honored to be a judge for 25+ years. I hold cards with USEF Andalusion; American Driving Society pleasure and dressage driving; AMHR miniature, Shetlands classic and modern pleasure, moderns and show ponies, AMHA, Pinto, Gypsy Cob and TWEBA. I am carded in 4H in Ohio and Michigan.
Judging experience: AMHR Nationals 5 times with 85+ classes and 1600 horses
Halflinger Nationals 2 times.
Tennessee Walking Horse Little Celebration National Futurity.
State 4H finals in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.
I judge 25-30 shows a year in the United State and Canada.
Class A Arabian and Morgan all divisions, many National and Regional winners.
Miniatures and Shetlands to National Champions.
Class B hunter/Jumper circuit.
My students have won World Equitation Champions in the Arabian/Morgan division.
Philosophy: I believe everyone should have a pleasant show experience, including the horse. I do many repeat shows because of a good relationship with show managers and exhibitors. Currently I am working on my Morgan and Friesian cards. References from Show managers and Exhibitors upon request. 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016,
Sherry Johnson Trafton
Sherry Johnson Trafton 207-650-4499 cell email@example.com All Breed Open Show Judge since 1988 , Sherrye holds multiple judges cards in the following Associations – AQHA,NRHA,ARHA,GHRA,NEHC,OHSA,NOHA & New England “A” 4-H judges. Sherrye judges internationally and all over the USA & Canada.
Sherrye has judged the 2013 Million Dollar Mustang Makeover, Fort Worth, TX. The All American QH Congress & The Ohio State Fair, Columbus, Ohio. NEHC New England Stock Seat Medal Finals, Springfield, Mass. IHSA Region 1 Western Championships, IEA Zone 1 High School Finals, Grafton, Mass. 2014 QHASA State Championship Show, Adelaide, Australia. 2014 AQHA -United Kingdom Breed International, Sussex, England. Hokkaido Western Championship, Hokkaido, Japan. The Federation Equestre Du Quebec-Championnat Wesferia, Quebec, Canada. The Sweden Classic Spring Show, Skovde, Sweden. 2010 Gypsy World Championship Show ( GHRA), Fort Worth,TX. The GCDHA North American Championships, Iowa & Indiana- 3x). Sherrye has shown Gypsy’s and Drum’s to National and World Championship titles in Halter, Trail, English Pleasure and Western Pleasure.
Sherrye and husband John own and operate Sable Oak Equestrian Center in Brunswick, Maine a All Breed -Boarding,Training and Showing Facility that offers lessons, camps, clinics and Adventure Riding to riders/owners ages 3-83. Sherrye also catch rides and trains for many owners of different breeds from all over the World.
Sherrye is a 1985 Findlay College graduate of Pre-Vet Med/ Equine Sciences and was inducted into the University of Findlay Wall of Fame in 2010.
Sherrye Johnson-Trafton ~ Sable Oak Equestrian Center/ Adventure Riders www.sableoak.com AQHA/NRHA/ARHA/GHRA/GCDHA/NEHC/OHSA/New England”A”4-H/ NOHA-Judge AQHA Professional Horseman AQHA Affiliate Advisory Council AQHA Youth Committee MeQHA President 2014 USDF Qualified Rider
Jennifer A. Sullivan
Jennifer A. Sullivan 617.750.4412 www.jennifer-sullivan.net firstname.lastname@example.org
** Bio: Raised in Scituate, Massachusetts, Jennifer Sullivan developed an interest in horses at a young age. As a young girl, she grew up riding with Roberta Rogalski of RoRah Arabians, and continued her developing her skills at Char Mar Arabians and J.R. Dillon Arabians and discovered her passion and love for the Arabian horse. She began showing on local circuits and in the Arabian circuit throughout New England and Region 16. As Jennifer got older she took an interest in Dressage and had to opportunity to train and work for Sybil Crafts and Tom Noone for several years. It was at this time where she claimed her professional status in the equine industry and obtained her instructor’s license and began teaching and training on her own in addition to working for other trainers in the Morgan, Saddlebred and stock horse community, giving her a well rounded, multiple breed and discipline background. At present Jennifer resides in Pembroke, Massachusetts where she continues to pursue her judging career and film and edit videos of horses for sale, stallion promotions, and memorial videos. Jennifer also provides safe, reliable transport for horses as well as other animals. She also enjoys driving and showing her Arabian mare, Brytefire. Jennifer is judging an average of 15-20 shows each season, from local one day shows, to larger breed and USEF shows.
** Goal As A Judge: I am inspired each time I step into the center of a ring. The emotion of the experience is so powerful and I am often in awe when watching the horses and exhibitors perform. She has developed a reputation in being fair to the exhibitors and extremely time efficient so that shows run in a smooth, timely manner. Jennifer is comfortable and confident in judging multiple breeds and disciplines, making her well rounded and unique.
** Committees Served On: South Shore Horsemen’s Council, CT River Arabian Horse Association, AHA Region 16.
** Carded Judge In: GHRA, New England 4-H Level “A”, Open Horse Show Association, World Class Miniature Horse Registry, New England Horsemen’s Council: English and Western Divisions, USEF, Morgan, Saddlebred, Saddleseat Equitation, Hackney, Roadster, Friesian, National Open Horse Show Association, Welsh Cob & Pony Society of America “Provisional” Card.
Jenny M. Pierucki 269.489.5500 email@example.com
** Bio: I own and show Morgan horses and has formerly owned Arabians, Shetland Ponies, draft horses, QH/Morgan cross and Tennessee Walking Horse. I hold World Titles and Top Ten Honors in Equitation, Showmanship, Driving, Halter and Pleasure Divisions. I enjoy judging local, breed, futurity, and Word Championship shows throughout the USA and Canada. I have been judging for 24 years, and showing for 35 years. Jenny judges an average of 20 shows per year.
** Goal As A Judge: I want everyone to have a positive experience at the show. I want to see the shows continue to grow. I judge accordingly to the breed standards and rules of the specific registry.
** Committees Served On: Seat on the Board of Directors for Michigan Justin Morgan Horse Association, High Point Chair person for Open Competition Division.
Jenny has judged and worked with Morgans, Arabians, Saddlebreds, National Show Horses, Tennessee Walking Horses, Missouri Fox Trotter, Haflingers, Norwegian Fjords, Andalusians, Friesians, Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds, Paint Horses, POA’s, Appaloosas, Quarter Ponies, Morabs, Hackney Ponies, Hackey Horses, Miniature Horses, draft horses, Show Ponies, Mules, Donkeys and various other breeds. In 2006 she ring-mastered the Haflinger Nationals in mason.
** Carded Judge In: POAC, ASPC/AMHR/ASPR, TWHBEA, AHHA, UMH/AGMH, GVHS, GHRA 2011
Sandy Croote 518.875.6244 firstname.lastname@example.org
** Bio: Sandy Croote began her horse career with Hunters & Western riding. I have taken USEF champion titles with my Hackney driving ponies and have shown Miniature horses to Hall Of Fame and won National titles. I am a featured clinician at the 2016 Equine Affaire and I have been an instructor at the ASPC/AMHR Judges Clinics since 2013. I enjoy the Breed shows, as well as judging intercollegiate and open shows. I have judged over 125 shows as of 2015 and commits to 15-20 shows a year.
** Goal As A Judge: To thoroughly know each Registry/Clubs rules and judge accordingly. I strive to greet each exhibitor with a pleasant & professional demeanor, to inspect each animal, and give fair/honest opinion of each as noted by my placings.
** Judging Highlights: 2016 European World Championships, 2016 Dutch International, 2016 New Zealand – North & South Island, 2015 Australian Nationals, 2015 AMHR Nationals, 2015 ASPC/AMHR Nationals Area 8, and many more.
** Committees Served On: 2016 ASPC Advisory Group of the National Breeds & Discipline Council, 2016 PA 4H Judges Clinic Instructor. 2014 – Current: ASPC/AMHR Board Of Governors, 2010 – Current: ASPC/AMHR USEF Co-Chair, 2012 – Current: ASPC/AMHR Rulebook Committee, 2012 – Current: AMHA International Committee ** Carded In: USEF, AMHA SR. Judge, “R” ASPC/AMHR/ASPR, WCMHR, GVHS, GHRA, ADMS, NSMA, NMDA, NSPR, WCPSA, NOHS, OHSA, POAC.
Ronald Bartholomew 315.209.9186 email@example.com
** Judge # 33
** Bio: I grew up riding and showing on the Hunter/Jumper and Arabian show circuits both local and “A” rated shows. My parents have been breeding, training and showing Percheron draft horses for twenty plus years. Growing up, my parents always promoted my riding and involvement with horses, as they were actively involved with horses themselves. I had the ability to ride Hunter, Jumper, Western, English and Driving classes as a junior exhibitor. While earning my Bachelors Degree from Cazenovia College, I went on to train and work for an assistant trainer and then started my own teaching/training business.
I have a strong ethical code and believe things should be done correctly and by the specs written for each class/division. The industry as a whole need judges that care about the breed(s) and the people showing, so that people are encouraged to continue to show and be introduced to the horse industry. Ronald judges an average of 20 shows a year.
** Goal As A Judge: “Judging on the positives”
** Committees Served On: WDAA Rules Committee, NYS Breeders Horse Association, IEA Zone 2 Ethics Committee
** Carded Judge In: GHRA, AMHA, AMHR/ASPC, POA, IBHA, USEF, Fresian, Andalusian, Morgan, Saddlebred, Hackney, Roadster, Saddle Seat Equitation, and Western Dressage.
Margo Hepner-Hart 503.645.0400 503.351.0345 firstname.lastname@example.org Judge # 845 ** Bio: Margo Hepner-Hart has been in the Equestrian Industry for over 30 years, owning, managing, training, instructing, showing, judging and horse show managing. I have judged Nationally and Internationally, England, New Zealand, and Belgium.
I have shown with Arabs, Half Arabs, Saddlebreds, Drum Horses, Friesians and Pintos with World/National Championships and won Highest Point earning Horses at the National and Regional Levels as well.
I ride, train, and instruct in Dressage, Saddle Seat, Hunt Seat, Western, Trail, Showmanship and Equitation.
I love being in the Industry and love judging horse shows. Margo judges an average of 30 shows a year.
**Goal As a Judge: To find the best representative of the breed I am judging. To make fair playing field for each horse/exhibitor/class.
** Committees Served On: OHA Judge/Steward Committee, IDHA Rulebook Committee, USEF Andalusian Rules Committee, Newsletter Committees, Website Committees.
** Carded Judge In: ABRA, ADMS, AMHA, AMHR, ASPC, NASMA, POA, PTHA, GHRA, USEF, Arab/Half Arab, Andalusian, Friesian, Saddlebred, Saddle Seat, Shetland, Western. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Candace Morasch 541.660.7209 email@example.com
** Judge # 35 ** Bio: My successful 50 year contribution to the Equine industry includes horse show management responsibilities, and various Board positions while owning and showing a variety of breeds. Breeds including: Quarter Horses, Tennessee Walking Horses, Arabians, Miniature Horses, Saddlebreds, and Morgans. I am a member of the American Society of Equine Appraisers and a USEF Morgan Judge. To further enhance my knowledge of breed standards, I traveled to the UK specifically to judge Gypsy horses in the field. I judge an average of 3 shows in a year.
** Goal As A Judge: To ensure I judge each show appropriately, consistently, and objectively. To evaluate exhibitors and horses in accordance with breed standards and class specifications; all while providing a positive experience for exhibitors, spectators, and show management.
** Committees Served On: Show Committee of North American Gypsy Affaire Horse Show, Far West Championship Horse Show with a complete division of Gypsy & Drum Horse classes, Sponsoring Gypsy classes in the Once Upon A Horse Open Benefit Horse Show in Central Point, Oregon.
** Carded Judge In: GHRA, USEF Morgan 2014, 2015
Helen M. Hogan USEF Arabs, Welsh, Andalusian, Friesian, Gypsy Pinto, POA, AMHA, AMHR, ASPC, ASPR Certificates Reining, Cutting and Working Cow Philosophy: My philosophy of judging is simple: every entry deserves my honest evaluation; every exhibitor deserves my sincere tact; every class is a clean slate; and every how deserves my hard work to chose the best for the awards. Horse shows are too expensive – to participate in and to produce – for an exhibitor not to be treated as a valued customer, for volunteers not to be treated with respect and gratitude, and for anyone to feel the judge did not look at him carefully. My main pet peeve, watching a dirty horse or dirty tack. A smart exhibitor will not make a judge have to look past a poor first impression to find merits. I appreciate hard work. Why judge? To be part of the solution and to see the best horses. I love watching hardworking well turned out exhibitors smile because they love what they are doing. Ad if asked, I love making suggestions after the show. Brief Bio: As a child I took Saddle Seat Eq lessons, but my parents could not afford the horse I prayed for daily. At 23, teaching in FL. I received from uncle Steve Calder my first horse, a racetrack reject Thoroughbred. Moving to Texas to teach at A & M Kingsville in ’65, I discovered my FL barrel racing skills no match for Texas Quarter Horses, so studied hunt seat. Later in Fort Worth I earned colors with Hickory Creek Hunt and taught hunt seat. When I obtained my Anglo Arab, I showed Arabian shows, winning regional titles in hunter and jumper and eventually Region IX Champion 4th level Dressage horse in 1990. Meanwhile my mother gave me a purebred stallion of Fadjur/Raseyn breeding. With only me as rider/trainer, Fadareyn earned his Legion of Honor Championships in every Arabian division not requiring a cow or an obstacle. Then I began to “play”, taking reining lessons, turning a messed up filly into a winning reiner. Also, I began driving, training a half dozen driving horses, including winners in Combined Driving and my 35” mini, 1998 Pinto National Champion Disciplined Rail Driving Pony. I recently bred and showed a futurity Champion Halter gelding. For years I have promoted horses by riding or driving in parades and participating in elementary school “horses for literacy” programs. Non-Horse Achievements: Noted in Who’s Who in Texas, published in national and international poetry anthologies, award winning paintings, published novel Warning Shot, a novel of South Texas, Driven to Win and Unicorns Don’t Wear Shoes. Contact information: Helen Hogan 4915 Kennedale New Hope Road Fort Worth, TX 76140 817-313-4472 h.m.Hogan@sbcglobal.net 2011, 2014, 2015
Arly Storey 254.715.3271 firstname.lastname@example.org I have loved horses since I was 8 years of age. I became a youth horse program director at a national affiliated camp and provided 20 horses for the program. During the summer camp program, I worked directly with youth that were unchallenged; however, during the off season, I worked with physically and mentally challenged youth as a hippotherapist. I did this for 14 years; it was most personally rewarding. during that period of time, I showed Missouri Fox trotters.
My husband and I started showing Miniature horses very successfully in 1992. My husband taught me how to drive and it became my passion. We both showed in the ring with success in the driving Ronald Bartholomew
4G’s, HF Country Crystal, a registered AMHR brought great success to Fort Storey Ranch. She, with my husband as her trainer and handler became a National Champion 3 times and is an AMHR Hall of Fame inductee in Roadster driving.
Soon, with the help of the Standardbred/Trottingbred registry, we started a small equine Harness racing registry. The first of the new breed, Harnessbreds, hit the ground in 1995. The name Harnessbred is trademarked.
When the Gypsy Horse first made notice here, we always said we would have one. They are so beautiful. The temperament of the draft horse is a delight. Being so involved with our program, we put it off. Wish we hadn’t. I went on to become a judge for ASPC/AMHR/ASPR, continued to show and kept up a breeding program of Harnessbred. August of 2013, I was invited to judge in England for one of their National Miniature and Pony clubs Championship shows. 2014
Joseph E. Lyneis
Joseph E. Lyneis – Camas, Washington (760) 485-8039 JudgeJL7@aol.com I was raised in Southern California… being around and growing up with horses for more then 50 year, I started showing at a very young age. I began showing Quarter Horses and Paint’s and later several other breeds as well. My love was in a western saddle, from rail to trail as well as working classes… then later I started showing English. Showing in several disciplines also gave me an opportunity to work with many client horses. Some of my opportunities allowed me to also hold positions in the equestrian community such as President of the High Desert Pinto Association, Membership Chairmen of the Greater Los Angeles Paint Horse Association just to name a couple. After a life change I went on to become a carded equestrian judge, judging between 30 to 35 shows per year holding 7 breed cards. Judging a variety of breeds in my 30 years experience ie: Arabians, Draft and Draft Cross, Miniatures, Morgan’s, Mules, Paints, Pintos, Quarter Horses, Shetland, Welsh/Cobs, on the rail, jumping, driving and a STRONG influence for trail. As a judge it is important to know each breed and the breed standards giving each the best of your equine education and experience. I later relocated to Washington in 2007, started instructing more clinics in trail, extreme trail and mountain trail. To date I continue showing, judging and instructing clinics. Working with people and their horse to give them a stronger partnership through obstacles. I also enjoy working with youth and giving them a strong foundation as future horsemen and women. I don’t feel it’s ever to late to open the door to let knowledge in…
Carol Smettem-Minson 441.768.341.319 email@example.com ** Bio: Horses have been in my life since I was 3 year old, starting with show ponies, exhibiting in a wide range of disciplines, developing my interests and basically doing anything on a horse from team chasing to fox hunting.
I’ve have known many of the Travelers personally for over 25 years and have met many on the road to Appleby. We have stayed friends and look forward to meeting up every year, either at Appleby or often they will stop and stay with us on our farm. The Gypsy Cob was introduced to me through these Traveler friends and has been my passion ever since, coming in and out of my life until 12 years ago, when I just had to have more. Their ability to give you so much pleasure at just a glance is one you can’t describe. Now my farm is full of them! I am President and founder of Gypsy Cob Society, Ltd. in England, Patron for the Gypsy Cob Society, France and recently Vice President for GHRA. With the new EU regulations brought in 2001, I established the Gypsy Cob Society, Ltd along with my good friend Priscilla Cox. The stud book was set up and the breed became recognized by our governing body as a British Native. I have now established the Gypsy Cob Society of France and am currently working on establishing the Gypsy Cob Society, Nederland. I work with the gypsies themselves and they have encouraged me to document their history and breeding and in return, I help them with their horse’s regulations. Every horse entered into the French stud book from any part of Europe is inspected by myself and graded, as agreed by the French Haras Nationaux in order to keep the breed true and correct, recently enrolling the help of Mr Hanibel Harker, a well-known Gypsy Cob breeder of many generations, and good friend.
** Goal As A Judge: I will always offer any advice to anyone who is interested in this unique breed. I am extremely protective of the correct breed type. Judging continues to excite me as I observe the improvement and understanding of the breed becoming more apparent.
A plus 30-year horse industry veteran, Ray has managed, been an announcer, photographer, and judge at major shows and futurities around the globe for several breeds. He has served on national committees dealing with equine stress management, research and development, show secretaries, and amateurs. He and his wife, Cheri, were named on the list of the top 15 Arabian Breeders of North America in 2001. They reside in St. Clair, Michigan. Ray is carded with the ASPC, AMHR, ASPR, AMHA, GVHS, GHRA and USEF-Shetland “R” USEF’s Shetland Committee. 2017