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Judges' Biographies - Breed Division

Christel Carlson DSHB Judge

Christel is an S dressage, R DSHB and FEI 3* paraequestrian judge. She ownsSpokane Sport Horse Farm, a 150 acre boarding, breeding and show facility whereshe has hosted Dresage and DSHB shows for over 21 years (7 a year) and now twoyearly USEA events (soon to be thru intermediate). She actively competed for manyyears on horses she bred and trained, first on jumpers, then eventing and eventuallyconcentrating on dressage while earning her bronze, silver and gold USDF medals.She loves traveling to new venues to see gorgeous horses and talented riders andwas thrilled to be invited to officiate here.

Still quite active in her anesthesia practice at Sacred Heart Medical Center herweekends are shared between travel and hospital call. Her interest and training inacupuncture will finally be used as she transitions from a full time operating roompractice over the next few years. Active on the board of Spokanimal (humanesociety) she has two dogs and cats that she adopted from them. She is greatlyblessed that her daughter Cyra shares her love of horses and competition.

Liselotte Fore 5*

Liselotte (Lilo) Fore has been judging internationally since 1990. Her judgingassignments have included CDIs 1/2/3/4/5*, CDIs W/CDI'O and the WorldEquestrian Games in 2014. In addition, she has judged the selection trials requiredfor all international Championships as well as international Events in the USA, SouthAmerica, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, and well as the 2015 World Cup Finalsin Las Vegas. She has also judged three Pan Am Games, most recently in Toronto.Lilo was a Sporthorse breeder for 25 years, standing up to six stallions and hasproduced many champions in the USA and Canada. She has also been a SporthorseDressage breed judge for a few decades.

Lilo is very involved in the educational process of USA judges program as a teacherand Examiner and has been a dressage trainer/teacher and clinician through GrandPrix since 1972.

Renee Johnson

Active FEI rider and trainer, Renee has been breeding, developing and competingdressage and event horses for nearly 30 years. From foaling, starting, training andcompeting successfully to Grand Prix, Renee holds Gold, Silver and Bronze USDFmedals, together with GP Freestyle, Regional and National Horse of the YearAwards. 

Officiating at the most prestigious horse shows on both the West and EastCoasts, Renee rides and trains out of her Clovis home in Central California. 

Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez

Debbie has been teaching, training and judging Dressage since 1973. A graduate ofMeredith Manor School of Horsemanship, Debbie lives in Golden, Colorado buttravels extensively around the United States and Canada judging and teachingclinics. Debbie is a USEF "S" judge, Sport Horse Breeding judge and a member of the"USDF "L" faculty for judges training. Still an active competitor, she has wonnumerous Horse of the Year awards both nationally and locally from Training Levelthrough Grand Prix. Debbie enjoys teaching all levels and working with all breeds.As well as various Warmbloods, she has trained and shown Thoroughbreds, QuarterHorses, Appaloosas, Andalusians, Morgans, Friesians, and even Saddlebreds. She hastrained several horses through Grand Prix and has earned her USDF Bronze, Silverand Gold medals.

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.