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Judges' Biographies - Breed Division

Carter Bass (R-VA)
Carter Bass has been involved with horses since childhood, competing in Hunters, Eventing and Dressage. She has been a dressage instructor for 35 years, and has coached several horse/rider combinations that have received Horse of the Year awards, regional championships and competed at Grand Prix. Bass has been a licensed official with the USEF since 1989, receiving “R” Dressage and “R” Dressage Sporthorse Breeding licenses. She was accepted into the USEF Senior Judges training program in 2012. She is a Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist.

Anne Gribbons (USA) 5*
Anne is a native of Sweden who has been active in American Dressage since the 1970s. She has trained and shown over a dozen of her own horses to Grand Prix. In 1995, she was a member of the Pan Am Silver Medal team, represented USET at the North American Championships in 1985 and the World Championships in 1986. Anne has served on numerous committees since 1994 which include North American representative to the FEI World Cup Committee, US Equestrian Federation Board of Directors, member of the USEF High Performance Dressage Committee, USET National Advisory Board, Co-chair of the USEF Dressage Committee and past chair of the USET Active Athletes Committee.

In 2003 she was ChefD’Equipe for the US at the World Cup Finals. She has been a member of the FEI Dressage Committee since 2010. In 2009, Anne was appointed the Dressage Technical Advisor by the Active Athlete Committee of the USEF and in 2010 she started as TA/Coach for the US elite dressage riders. With her guidance this team finished forth at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. In 2011, the team won gold at the Pan Am games and they were sixth at the 2012 Olympic Games. A licensed USEF Senior and Sport Horse Breeding judge and an FEI Five* judge, Anne has officiated at prestigious shows in the US and Europe.

Sue Mandas (R-OH)
Sue has been involved in the sport of Dressage for over 40 years. She is an active competitor, trainer, judge and instructor. She is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist and has been longlisted for the USET several times. Sue has trained many horses to the FEI levels, winning Regional or Reserve Champion at every level. Living in Dayton, Ohio, she teaches a great group of adult amateurs and is competing at Prix St.
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Kristi Wysocki (USA) “R” DSHB
Kristi Wysocki is a native Coloradoan, where she and her husband own and run Somewhere Farms and Eagle’s Wing Equine Therapy and Rehab Center. She earned a degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and worked as an engineer for 15 years prior to returning her focus to her riding and training of dressage horses. She is a USEF licensed “S” Dressage Judge, “R” Dressage Sport Horse Judge and an FEI 3* PARA Dressage Judge. She is a USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist.

Kristi has competed several horses at the FEI levels, winning many regional and local championships through Grand Prix. She has also successfully competed in the CDI arena with multiple horses. Her students have also competed successfully through the Grand Prix Level. Several students also have their bronze, silver and/or gold medals. She has judged many USDF Regional Championships and Breeder Series Finals including Dressage at Devon, NEDA, CDS – Region 7, Lamplight – Region 2 and the new Global Dressage Festival in Florida. She serves as the USDF Sport Horse Committee chair, is a member of the USDF Sport Horse Seminar Faculty, the USEF Dressage Committee, the USEF PARA Equestrian FEI and National Affiliates Committee, and the 2012 United States PARA Dressage Selection Committee.

Special Breed DivisionTrophies


The Denise McCabe Memorial Perpetual Trophy – awarded to the highest scoring horse in the BITUSA

The Robert Miller Memorial Perpetual Trophy (2)- High Score Mare and High Score Stallion in BITUSA

The American Hanovarian Society Perpetual Trophy – To be awarded to the highest placing Hanovarian in the open in-hand classes.

The Angela Barilar Memorial Trophy – awarded to the 3yr old Prospect Champion. Scores from the in-hand classes for colts/geldings and fillies are combined with their Materiale scores to name the Prospect Champion and Reserve Champion.

Breed Division Class Awards

Breed Division 

The Cross Ties Perpetual Trophy - to be awarded to the Reserve Champion Colt

The Curtis Paul Cheyney, Jr., Memorial Trophy – Grand Championship winner

The E. Townsend Moore Trophy – Filly Championship Winner

The Simply Charlotte Perpetual Trophy – Young Horse Champion

The Linda Moore Memorial Perpetual Trophy – Mature Horse Championship winner

The My Dave Perpetual Memorial Trophy – Colt Championship Winner

The Malachit Trophy – Stallion Championship Winner

The Phoenix of Rosewood Memorial Trophy – to be awarded to the Reserve Champion Filly

The Sally Martin Memorial Perpetual Trophy - to be awarded to the Champion Foal

Breed Division IBC Awards

American Holsteiner Horse Association Perpetual Trophy – To be awarded to the winner of the Holsteiner IBC

The Appaloosa Sport Horse Trophy – To be awarded to the winner of the Appaloosa IBC

The George Wagner Jr., Perpetual Trophy – To be awarded to the winner of the Georgian Grande IBC

German Oldenberg Verband Perpetual Trophy – To be awarded to the winner of the GOV IBC

The Joan T. Peyton Memorial Trophy – to be awarded to the winner of the Trakehner IBC

Born in the USA Breeders' Awards


Born in the USA is the only awards program of its kind in the country. It was developed to recognize and reward the achievements of sport horse breeders in the United States.

Eligibility - Open to horses and ponies of any breed who are conceived and foaled in the USA. 

Born in The USA Class Winner 

The overwhelming generosity of the sponsors has made it possible to award over $60,000 in prize money since the program began in 2003.

Sport Horse breed shows on the East Coast have joined in and in 2010 Born in the USA Breeders Awards were presented at shows from New York to Kentucky.