Horse Show Portraits
July 22, 2021
It is customary for show officials to take a group portrait – usually while socializing. Here are some of them – with no tags or names. We know who you are!
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July 21, 2021
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Heidi Enjoys a Busy Year of Judging – July 2021 update
Heidi plans to work at more than two dozen shows around the Country this year, including the CDI4* in Wellington, Florida in late January 2021. Heidi sat on panels with other FEI judges, including 5*s.
Central Florida is the center of winter dressage activity in the US, drawing competitors from all over the USA, the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
She was back to Wellington again in February to judge the GDF5 show. In May, Heidi judged at the CDI Spring Classic show in Katy, Texas.
The Katy show was a special pleasure because Heidi was first introduced to her future DIL, Michelle.
So far this year, Heidi has been to Florida four times, Texas, Ohio (3x), North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, New Jersey, Maine, and Virginia.
Beste Guess shows Prix St Georges at Morvan Park
Beste Guess – Prix St Georges Test
April 10, 2021 VADA/Nova Spring at Morvan Park, Leesburg, VA
Guess performed his best(e) test yet, receiving a 68.3. Heidi is happy to see his progress!
Heidi Earns FEI 3* Dressage Judge Certificate
December 14, 2018
In November 2018 Heidi traveled to Stuttgart Germany for a grueling four-day test that ended with her now holding the rank of FEI 3* dressage judge.
The “FEI” is the international organization (Fédération Equestre Internationale) that regulates equestrian sports and oversees the examination and certification of its judges. Over the past two years, Heidi had to complete a long list of stringent requirements: approval by her national federation, references from 25 other licensed judges, several sessions of apprenticing with top-level international judges at international shows. All of this culminating with a four-day exam in Stuttgart, Germany.
The exam was led by Dr. Dieter Schule (Germany) and Ghislain Fourage (The Netherlands). Both men are in their 70’s with many years of top-level dressage judging experience. Heidi was among 14 other candidates from Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Portugal, India, and the United States. Each person had to judge in English – the official language of the FEI.