Dressage at Devon Announces Judges for Breed and Performance Divisions

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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Devon, PA – Dressage at Devon has confirmed the judges for the breed and performance divisions of the 2013 show. With an all star cast of 5* and 4* judges in the Performance division, and an experienced panel for the Breed Division, Dressage at Devon 2013 continues the tradition of world class competiton at one of America's oldest and most prestigeous events for Dressage. There is something for everyone at the Devon Show grounds. The full prize list is available at  Reserved seating is available at and general admission tickets will be available at the show grounds for $10 each from 9/24/13 to 9/30/13.
And the officials are:

Breed Division
Lisa Gorretta (USA) “R”
Lisa calls Chagrin Falls, Ohio home. She has over 20 years of service to USDF including USDF’s Activities-At-Large-Director, past director of USDF Region 2, Chair of the Regional Championships and Region 2 representative for the Technical Delegates Council and as a PM delegate. She has been an active member of her GMO {NODA} since 1970. Currently, she serves on the USEF Dressage Committee. Lisa is an adult amateur competitor and a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist.

Renee Johnson (USA) “R” DSHB
An FEI and CDI competitor, Renee has raised, trained and shown horses since 1987. She has earned numerous awards and championships including her bronze, silver and gold medals. She has trained her own horses from first backing thru Grand Prix. Her most notable mount is her Dutch stallion Kamuela. Renee lives and trains in California.

Janine W. Malone (USA) “R” DSHB
Janine Malone has had a lifelong involvement with horses. Janine is a graduate “A” Pony Clubber, and is an instructor/trainer. She was USDF Region 1 Director from 1996-2001 and has competed through the Prix St. Georges level. She organized an FEI-recognized event (CDI Raleigh) for 17 years, and is owner/manager of a breeding farm in North Carolina. She is currently USDF Secretary and the USEF Vice-President for FEI Affiliates. She is a USEF “R” Dressage judge, an “R” Dressage Sport Horse Breeding judge, an “R” Dressage Technical Delegate and an FEI Chief Steward for Dressage. For almost 20 years, Janine was also a combined training judge, technical delegate and event organizer. She served the U.S. Pony Club in various volunteer capacities, including DC, Regional Supervisor and National Examiner.

Lloyd Landkammer (USA) “R”
Lloyd has been the manager or secretary at many dressage competitions around the US. These include The World Equestrian Games, Festival of Champions and USEF selection trials, the USEF Developing Horse Programs and the CDI03* Team Competitions.  He was secretary for the Pan American Games, the World Equestrian Games, several CDIs and was the first organizer of CDI*5 events in the US.  Lloyd is a USEF “R” Technical Delegate and an FEI Level 3 Chief Steward. Owner of Brandywine Farms in Hamel, MN, he breeds quality sport horses with USDF Horse of the Year Awards at several levels.

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. She 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.

William Solyntjes (USA) “R” DSHB
An “S” Dressage judge from Hamel, Minnesota, located in the northwest corner of the Minneapolis area. William (Bill) is co- owner and operator of Brandywine Farms, a dressage training and sport horse breeding facility. Brandywine Farm trains about 30 horse and student combinations in active competition. The sport horse breeding portion of the farm has produced many in-hand and USDF year-end winners both on the line and under saddle. The Farm hosts an annual inspection by the Oldenburg Verband for approval of breeding stock and foal inspections.

In addition to his Senior Dressage Judge status, he also holds an “R” Sport Horse Breeding Judge license and has judged sport horse shows all over the US, Canada, and been invited to judge in Europe.

He gained his riding experience and expertise by working with noted European trainers and clinicians, and maintains an active education by working with many noted clinicians. In addition to have earning his Bronze, Silver and Gold medals from the USDF on horses brought up through the levels, he keeps an active clinic and coaching schedule throughout the year.

Performance Division
Axel Steiner (USA) 5*
Axel started riding as a nine-year-old in Germany and later attended the well known riding schools of Warendorf and von Neindorff. After moving to the USA in 1961, he competed on his own horses and on horses owned by the US Modern Pentathlon Team until his military duties interfered. He received his first national judges license (AHSA now USEF) in 1968, and was promoted by the FEI to Official status (FEI-O, now FEI 5*) in 1988. Axel has judged Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Cup Finals and many international and national competitions throughout the world. After retiring from the military in 1988, he has also concentrated on teaching, and is now a much sought after clinician.

Col (Lt/Col USAF, Ret.) is a long standing member of the USEF Dressage Committee, a judge instructor/examiner, and faculty member of the USDF “L” program. He lives with his wife, Terri Miller, the well known artist and photographer, in the San Diego, CA area.

Liselotte [Lilo] Fore (USA) 5*
Lilo has been a dressage judge since 1974 and recently achieved her 5* status. Her extensive experience includes many international CDI’s, selection trials for the World Champions, the Pan Am Games and the Olympic Games. She is an accomplished trainer whose accolades include Horse of the Year awards both nationally and internationally.

She has been on the USET long and short list with several of the horses she has trained. Many of Lilo’s students have represented the United States internationally. The Mexican Equestrian Team, coached by her, won a silver medal at the Central American Games. One of the founders of the Instructor and Trainer Certification Program in the Us, Lilo has been Chair and an examiner for many years. She resides in Santa Rosa, CA.

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.

Peter Holler (GER) 5*
A lifelong rider, Mr. Peter Holler is on the FEI panel of International Judges and in the last several years has judged many top shows in Germany and all over the world such as the German Championships, Bundeschampionate, World Championships for Young Horses, European Championships for Juniors and Young Riders, CDIOs and CDIs in Germany, Norway, Denmark, Greece, France, the US and Canada. He was a judge in the World Dressage Challenge Tour in several groups and went as a clinician and trainer to North and Central America, Indonesia, Malaysia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Israel, Dubai, South Africa and many other countries. A Public Relations professional with a regular group of dressage students, Peter gives clinics and seminars for riders, trainers and judges on a regular basis in Germany and abroad.

Wojciech Markowski (POL) 5*
A native of Poland, Dr. Markowski has been an international judge since 1989. He is a riding coach, organizer of national and international events and author of many articles in horse magazines and journals.  He is a past member of the FEI World Cup Committee and the FEI Dressage Committee. His significant judging assignments include the European Championships of young riders, seniors, and ponies. He has judged over 200 international dressage competitions all over the world. Among them were the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, the World Equestrian Games in 2006 and the 2010 World young Horse Championships. He was the Technical Delegate for the 2012 Olympics.

Jean Michael Roudier (FRA) 5*
Fifty-six year old Jean Michael is from France. He started judging at the regional level at age 19, the same year he took up riding Grand Prix schoolmasters. At age 24 he moved up to national level judging and became an FEI international candidate judge in 1988 achieving that goal in 1990. He has officiated at the French National Championships, European Junior/Young Riders Championships, World Cup Qualifiers and World Cup Finals, World young Horse Championships, European Young Riders and Pony Championships, and is past president of the Appeals Jury for the World Cup Finals. As a 5* judge he was at the 2012 Olympics in London. A radiologist by profession, but describes “horses, riding, dressage, and judging” his passion.

Marian Cunningham (PER) 4*
As a rider, Marian represented Peru in the 1983 Pan-Am games and the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles. Trained with George Theodorescu, she has competed in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Italy. Marion became an FEI “C” judge in 1996 and an FEI “I” judge in 2004. She has judged the South American Championships, World Cup Qualifier and NAYRC as well as shows in Europe, Australia, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Canada and the United States.

Sarah Geikie (USA) 4*
Sarah is an active rider and trainer, having trained five horses to the FEI level. She has had many of her students win top placement at regional finals and has coached two silver medal teams in the NYARC competition. Sarah is a #3* judge and an Examiner for the Instructor/Trainer Program. Sarah and her horse, Waterhouse, currently reside in Connecticut

Bo Jenå (SWE) 4*
Bo has worked at Flyinge, largest and best-known breeding station in Sweden and one of the world’s oldest active national studs, since 1973. He is the head dressage teacher and conducts long lining sessions there. Additionally, Bo works as a judge educator in Sweden. He has competed up to the Grand Prix level and has educated several stallions up to Grand Prix level. Bo has worked with professional dressage trainers from Europe such as Kyra Kyrklund, Walter Christenson and George Otto Heyser. Kyra and Bo worked side by side for 10 years at Flyinge. Bo offers dressage clinics and long lining clinics at Flyinge as well as in Europe and USA. After becoming a judge in 2008, Bo was elected for the Swedish chef d’equipe, national coach.

Lois Yukins (USA) 4* USA
Lois Yukins is a USEF “S” Judge and an FEI 4* Judge. She grew up in Birmingham, Michigan with a background in Pony Club, Hunter/Jumper, and Dressage. She rode for the Bloomfield Open Hunt Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She now lives in Manchester-by-the-Sea in Massachusetts and has trained several horses and students throughout all levels.

Lois is USDF Chair of the L Education Program, and a member of the USDF Judges Committee, as well as a member of the USEF Dressage Committee and the Licensed Officials Committee.

Dr. Mike Tomlinson FEI Veterinary Delegate
Dr. Mike Tomlinson has been an active equestrian since childhood. Every day of his life is greatly influenced by his horses and the horse world. He has been an FEI Official since 1985 and is currently an active FEI Judge [“0”], FEI Veterinarian [4*], FEI Technical Delegate [4*], and FEI Chief Steward, officiating at over 25 FEI events each year on nearly every continent. He is on the Board of Directors of many national, regional and local equestrian organizations and many for-profit corporations and partnerships. When not at an FEI event, he is usually managing one of the companies in his portfolio, but they always take a back seat to his equestrian activities. He is married to an accomplished equestrienne and together they have two teenage boys.