The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 87
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug. 11, 2003
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    918

    Default Which judges do you *like*? Competitors and/or competition managers...

    Hi everyone,

    Who are some judges that you have either really enjoyed riding for and/or (if you are a competition manager) having judge at your competition?

    Why did you like them? What did your fellow competitors think of them?

    I think this would be a really helpful thread for those who are picking judges to book for their competitions. After all, we want competitors to be happy, right?

    If you have judges you really *didn't* like, please don't post them here, but I would love to have you PM me.

    Thanks,
    Spectrum.



  2. #2
    Join Date
    May. 5, 2005
    Posts
    538

    Default

    Hilda Gurney
    Eleanor Stine-Masek
    John Zopatti (don't know if he is higher than L yet?)



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep. 21, 2007
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    1,089

    Default

    Jane Weatherwax
    "Reite dein Pferd vorwärts und richte es gerade.” Gustav Steinbrecht



  4. #4
    Join Date
    May. 20, 2005
    Location
    Desert Southwest
    Posts
    6,308

    Default

    Janet Foy
    Dolly Hannon
    Axel Steiner

    I know there are more but I'm tired. I'll check in again!



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug. 23, 2001
    Location
    Bluegrass, Kentucky
    Posts
    1,376

    Default

    Tom Poulin.
    Kelly
    It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep. 29, 2007
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    1,616

    Default

    Hilda (I bet she gets a ton of thumbs up votes)
    Jane Weatherwax
    Jeanne McDonald
    Dinah Babcock
    Paula Lacy
    Georgia Simpson

    These are the ones I've showed under more than once and would seek out again - there are others who I LOVED as teachers/clinicians/L Faculty, but I haven't shown under yet, so I couldn't comment as a competitor. I'm assuming you just want feedback on judges as JUDGES? This isn't even a complete list I've had positive experiences with many judges. As for negatives, don't want to post them publicly or privately...
    www.MysticOakRanch.com Friesian/Warmblood Crosses, the Ultimate Sporthorse
    Director, WTF Registry



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug. 30, 2006
    Location
    Williamston, NC
    Posts
    1,515

    Default

    Show Management: Sue Smithson with Sporting Services (dot) net & Dianne Boyd with Grey Horses. Both run excellent shows with meticulous attention to detail.

    Judges -- I have worked with many judges. All have had something positive to leave behind. All have had a real heart towards the horses and a desire to see them properly trained. Kem Barbosa. Ida Anderson. Janine Malone. Gretchen Verbonic are just a few that I can recall off the top of my head.



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun. 6, 2007
    Posts
    1,962

    Default

    Stephen Clarke...there should be more like him.
    * <-- RR Certified Gold Star {) <-- RR Golden Croissant Award
    Training Tip of the Day: If you can’t beat your best competitor, buy his horse.
    NO! What was the question?


    1 members found this post helpful.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun. 11, 2004
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    531

    Default

    Hilda Gurney
    Jane Weatherwax
    Macartney (Canadian)



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct. 21, 2003
    Posts
    8,698

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by InsideLeg2OutsideRein View Post
    Jane Weatherwax
    OMG I rode with her today for the first time. LOVE HER! She was so nice and helpful.



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec. 28, 2002
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    201

    Default

    Louise Koch - Obviously loves to teach; has great constructive comments and always takes time to talk to competitors.



  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar. 6, 2002
    Location
    Just south of Central Garage.
    Posts
    2,314

    Default

    Marlene Schneider
    Lilo Fore
    Cara Witham
    Natalie Lamping
    Amateur rider, professional braider.
    ----
    Save a life, adopt a pet.



  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jul. 31, 2006
    Posts
    29

    Default

    Louise Koch
    Betsey Berrey
    Bill Woods



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Nov. 26, 2006
    Posts
    402

    Default

    I rode for Charlotte Trentelman this weekend (my mare's first show, and my first show in 15 years). She gave us scores ranging from 2-8 (great because our ride had a LOT of variety ) good comments, and she was very friendly. She is the type of judge that makes me want to show, because she is not afraid to say that "this was very bad, but this is very good- keep working".


    1 members found this post helpful.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jan. 9, 2003
    Location
    IN
    Posts
    4,199

    Default I second

    I've shown a grand total of once at Intro a few years ago. That said, the judge was Jeanne McDonald. It was a schooling show and there was a generous amount of time allowed. Ms. McDonald literally gave everyone a mini lesson after each ride (at least at Intro, I didn't stick around after I finished). It was great! Doesn't hurt that she liked my mare.
    Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Goethe



  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jun. 3, 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    512

    Default

    I just scribed for Melonie Kessler at Cool August Nights at LAEC, and she was very fair. I saw her gives marks ranging from a 1 for a movement that wasn't really performed, up to a 9 for an exceptional canter. Her comments were also very encouraging.



  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jun. 3, 2005
    Location
    in my own little world...
    Posts
    539

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SBrentnall View Post
    I just scribed for Melonie Kessler at Cool August Nights at LAEC, and she was very fair. I saw her gives marks ranging from a 1 for a movement that wasn't really performed, up to a 9 for an exceptional canter. Her comments were also very encouraging.
    I have ridden for her, and have reviewed countless tests done by friends, and I have to say that she is consistent and very fair. Her comments are *always* positive and constructive, and I would absolutely ride for her *any* time.



  18. #18
    Join Date
    Aug. 11, 2003
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    918

    Default

    As a show organizer, I'm thrilled to get this kind of feedback from people.

    I can't say how distressing it is to book a judge, have competitors with negative experiences, and then after the fact hear from people, "Why did you book them? Everyone knows he/she is just a VICIOUS judge!!"

    On my own positive experiences... I have to say I've really liked the following judges:

    1. Carter Bass
    2. Anne Cizadlo
    3. Lois Yukins
    4. Marlene Schneider
    5. Kate Phillips

    I've also heard good things about Tom Poulin and Hilda Gurney. I do like Bill Woods.

    I think Bill Solyntjes is seems pretty well-liked and is fun to work with.

    Other competitors.... there are hundreds of judges out there (just trying picking one out on the USEF site). Some more likes? PM me with dislikes?

    Thanks,
    Spectrum.



  19. #19
    Join Date
    Jun. 6, 2005
    Location
    The Big Mitt
    Posts
    1,714

    Default

    Bradbury Management and Consulting (Horse show office) handles the waterloo shows in Michigan (he's resently branched out to Ohio as well). They do a great job.



  20. #20
    RICL Guest

    Default

    As a competition manager, a few of my favorites are:

    Bill Warren
    Dinah Babcock
    Lois Yukins
    Joan Macartney
    Fran Dearing

    All are great to work with from a management perspective, and our competitors seem to like them as well.



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 12
    Last Post: Sep. 5, 2010, 07:07 PM
  2. Do Barn Managers Age Out?
    By Sansena in forum Off Course
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: Jun. 14, 2010, 07:29 AM
  3. Where can I find list of USEF Judges & apprentice Judges?
    By passthepony in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Jan. 25, 2010, 03:14 PM
  4. BOs or Managers- How do you do your accounting?
    By Amber_M in forum Off Course
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Dec. 18, 2009, 10:18 PM
  5. Show Managers - what do you do when...
    By Joyrider in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: Apr. 16, 2009, 04:21 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness