Kem Barbosa is a USEF "S" Judge from Princeton, New Jersey. She judges approximately 25 recognized shows a year in the U.S., 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 person’s work and the quality of the horse, and giving direction to the sport," she said. Kem is an equestrian author frequently featured in Dressage Today. Annually she conducts USDF Continuing Education Clinics at the USET in Gladstone, New Jersey. On her off time, she competes with her Belgian Warmblood, Passé Partout.
Johanna Gwinn, originally from Princeton, West Virginia, was introduced to horses at an early age through lessons at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, where her family was living. She holds an advanced degree in biology, and worked for many years in academic and industrial research, while successfully training and competing her Thoroughbred, Pan, through Grand Prix. Johanna has held many equestrian teaching positions, and has recently returned from two years in Cali, Colombia, where she was the dressage instructor at the Club Campestre de Cali. She now teaches, trains, and judges from her base in West Chester, PA. A USEF Senior dressage judge, she is committed to extending her knowledge of judging as well as of training and riding by attending the annual seminars and other educational opportunities such as the recent FEI courses on Young Horses and on the Musical Freestyle, both of which took place in Germany. Johanna is also an International Paralympic Equestrian Committee (IPEC) International Candidate judge and an American Driving Society (ADS) registered judge for driven dressage in combined driving competitions.
Rebecca Langwost-Barlow is a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist and one of the earliest USDF certified trainers to the Fourth Level. She has started hundreds of youngsters and trained many to FEI level including Grand Prix. She was a world-ranked Grand Prix rider on her self-trained Dutch gelding Gomerant. Rebecca is a frequent contributor to equestrian publications such as Dressage Today and Practical Horseman. She was the first person to receive The Dressage Foundation scholarship where shw trained with Dr. R. Klimke. She was chosen to ride in various USDF national symposiums with both Conrad Schmacher and Dr. Klimke and was the lead Grand Prix rider in the USDF Freestyle Symposium .
Debbie Rodiguez is a “S” judge, ‘r’ eventing judge, and USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist. In addition to riding, teaching, and judging, Debbie is the show manager of Dressage at Lexington, a favorite USEF/USDF dressage show at the Virginia Horse Center. After becoming certified as an ISSA personal trainer, Debbie developed the popular “Success in the Saddle,” a core fitness program for equestrians.
Kathy Rowse is a USEF “S” Dressage Judge, a USDF “L” Faculty, a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist, and an ISSA Personal Trainer. Kathy has been riding and training dressage horses for more than 30 years. She credits the majority of her dressage training to Sharon Schneidman and to Jim Koford. She has also ridden with Patti Pierucci, Lars Peterson, Janet Foy, Jessica Ransenhausen and Julio Mendoza. She currently trains with Olivia LaGoy-Weltz. Her success in the judge training and testing programs helped develop Kathy as a complete dressage professional. She is proud to be a judge at the highest national level and feels that she helps to influence the sport for the future by rewarding correct training.
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. Their horse, Beemer, also won the first FEI national Championships for 5 year olds. During the summer, Monica trains and teaches in Pittstown, NJ while Ed trains in the Hamptons LI, NY. Together they manage a beautiful facility in Florida in the winter. They train and develop horses from unbroken thru Grand Prix, both to develop for sale and competition. With a strong belief in riding with balance and harmony, they both love training students that are passionate about their horses and learning Dressage.