This year, the expert line-up includes:
Kem Barbosa is a USEF 'S' Judge from Princeton, New Jersey. She is on the road a lot, judging approximately 25 recognized shows a year in the US, Brazil, and South America. "I judge what I see at that given moment, converting the image into a numerical value and a comment. If you take it move by move, the class places itself. It's a huge responsibility because you are evaluating a persons work, the quality of the horse, and giving direction to the sport." Kem is an equestrian author frequently featured in Dressage Today. On her off time, she competes her Belgian warmblood Passe Partout at Third Level.
Debbie was selected as an alternate for the 1984 Olympic Games and won a team gold medal at the North American Championships in 1985. She was short-listed for the 1986 World Championships, now called the World Equestrian Games. She was the first American licensed German FN Bereiter while apprenticing with Karin Schlüter, and earned her license to compete through S level. Since 1991 she has served as Examiner of the USDF Instructor Certification Program. She was appointed Chair of the USDF Junior and Young Rider Program for two years (1995-1997) and also completed the USDF "L" Judges Program with distinction in 1998. For more than thirty years, Debbie has consistently produced top level horses and riders, coaching many riders up to the Grand Prix level and FEI Junior/Young Riders. She continues to dedicate herself to developing the next generation of knowledgeable, sensitive, and educated riders and trainers, who will carry on the traditions of classical dressage.
Becky is a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist and one of the first USDF certified trainers to Fourth Level. She was a world-ranked Grand Prix rider on her self-trained Dutch gelding Gomerant. As the first recipient of the Dressage Foundation Scholarship, she trained under the renowned Olympian Dr. Reiner Klimke and Rolf Isselhorst in Germany. She also trained with Michael Klimke, Willy Arts, Conrad Schumacher, Hans Juergen Armbrose, Rudolf Zeilinger, Georg Theodorescu and is presently training with internationally acclaimed trainers: Morten Thomsen and Christoph Hess. Becky is a USDF Certified Instructor and has a 5 Star Rider Rating. Becky is also a USDF L Judge, who graduated with distinction and just recently, was the Expert Commentator at Dressage at Devon 2017.
Anne Snipes Moss
In addition to her position as practice manager for her husband John’s Brandywine Valley Veterinary Hospital and Surgical Referral Service, Anne Snipes Moss has served on many equestrian related non-profit boards and committees. These include: Cochran Hunt Club Board, United States Pony Club National Examiner and National Examiner Committee, United States Dressage Federation Historical Recognition and Freestyle Committee and is a Past President of the Delaware Valley Combined Training Association (DVCTA). She has also attended USDF/USEF Dressage Judge Seminars and is a USEF ‘r’ Dressage Judge and a USEF ‘R’ Western Dressage Judge. Anne has been a member of DVCTA and has volunteered on the DAD Committee for more than 15 years, adding her experience and expertise to the show.
Lisa is a USEF ‘S’ Dressage Judge and a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist. A former USDF Region One Director, Lisa has been a coach for the 2015 US National Dressage Pony Champion, the 2017 US National Children’s Champion, the 2017 NAJYRC Junior Team Bronze and Silver medalist, and the 2016 NAJYRC Junior Team Bronze and Silver medalist. Lisa is the founder of Adult Amateur Dressage Access (AADA). AADA is an educational and informational resource for every AA from beginners at the lower levels of dressage, experienced competitors or the mature rider enjoying their horse in or out of the show arena. www.aadressageaccess.com
Monica Sinks is a USDF Gold Medalist and has ridden multiple times at Dressage at Devon. She trained in Europe for many years, under Olympic Trainers. In 2003, Monica won the Grand Prix Special aboard Carrera, trained from the beginning by Monica and her husband Ed Borresen. Monica trains and teaches in Pittstown, NJ area in the summer and competes at the FEI levels. With a strong belief in riding with balance and harmony, she loves training students that are passionate about their horses and learning Dressage.
Classes that will feature DWE commentary include:
Grand Prix Qualifier for Grand Prix Special
Grand Prix Qualifier for Grand Prix Freestyle