Christel Carlson (S-WA) ‘R’ DSHB ‘S’ Dressage
Christel Carlson is an S dressage, R DSHB and FEI 3* paraequestrian judge. She owns Spokane Sport Horse Farm, a 150 acre boarding, breeding and show facility where she has hosted Dresage and DSHB shows for over 21 years (7 a year) and now two yearly USEA events (soon to be thru intermediate). She actively competed for many years on horses she bred and trained, first on jumpers, then eventing and eventually concentrating on dressage while earning her bronze, silver and gold USDF medals. She loves traveling to new venues to see gorgeous horses and talented riders and was thrilled to be invited to officiate here. Still quite active in her anesthesia practice at Sacred Heart Medical Center her weekends are shared between travel and hospital call. Her interest and training in acupuncture will finally be used as she transitions from a full time operating room practice over the next few years. Active on the board of Spokanimal (humane society),she has two dogs and cats that she adopted from them. She is greatly blessed that her daughter Cyra shares her love of horses and competition.
Janet Foy (USA) “R” DSHB & FEI 5*
Janet is an FEI 4* judge, USEF “S” Dressage Judge and a USEF Sporthorse “R” Breed Judge. She has judged at major shows in the US including the FEI North American Young Rider Championships, the FEI North American Junior Championships, The USA World Cup League Finals, Dressage at Devon, USET Festival of Champions and FEI shows across the country. Her international judging has included FEI World Cup League Finals and CDI*** in South America, Europe, Canada and Australia. Janet is a member of the USDF Executive Board and the USEF Board of Directors, a member of the USEF Dressage Committee and the International High Performance Dressage Committee. She is also on the USDF “L” Faculty and instructs judges training programs throughout the US for dressage and sporthorse breeding.
Gwen Ka’awaloa (R-CO) ‘R’ DSHB ‘R’ Dressage
Originally from Hawaii, Gwen settled in Colorado after graduating from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences. She is currently working on improving and moving up the Judging scale with the US Equestrian Federation. At this time she is a USEF "r" Dressage and Dressage Sport Horse Judge and has earned her US Dressage Federation Gold, Silver and Bronze rider medals. Gwen is instructor, trainer and barn owner of Kaimana Farms and Kaimana Equestrian, LLC, in Elizabeth, Colorado. Gwen enjoys the journey from training through Grand Prix. Safarie, for instance, was purchased as a 3 year old, earned the Region V Colt Championship in 2002, and in 2012 competed at Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle. She is currently training a homebred mare who was the Region V Filly Champion as a Yearling and Two Year Old.
Janine Malone (R-NC) ‘R’ DSHB ‘R’ Dressage
Janine Malone has had a lifelong involvement with horses. She is a USEF “R” Dressage judge, “R” Dressage Sport Horse Breeding judge, “R” Dressage Technical Delegate and a Level 3 FEI Chief Steward for Dressage.
She was USDF Region 1 Director from 1996-2001, USDF Secretary for eleven years, and the USEF Vice-President for FEI Affiliates for several years. Janine has been an instructor/trainer, has competed through the Prix St. Georges level and is a graduate “A” Pony Clubber. She organized an FEI-recognized event (CDI Raleigh) for seventeen years, and is owner/manager of a breeding farm in North Carolina. She received the first “ABIG/USDF Volunteer of the Year” award in 1998 and a USDF Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
For almost 20 years, Janine was also an Eventing judge, TD and organizer, and she served the U.S. Pony Clubs in various volunteer capacities, including Regional Supervisor and National Examiner. Janine is a charter member and past President of the NCDCTA and has managed past AHSA and Ljungquist Championships, as well as USEF Dressage and Dressage Sport Horse Breeding judge’s clinics. On several occasions, she has been a clinician for the USEF Dressage Technical Delegate clinic.
For many years, Janine has been active on several USDF and USEF committees, and is currently a member of the USEF Dressage, Continuing Education, and Competition Management committees. She is also a board member of the Association of International Dressage Event Organizers (AIDEO) and organizing committee chairman for the US Dressage Finals.
Janine owns and operates Rosinburg Events LLC, which organizes several dressage competitions in North Carolina and Virginia.