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Judges' Biographies - Performance Division

Trond Asymr (NOR)
Trond is Norwegian and has been an FEI Judge for more than 30 years. He has a Master degree in Business Administration and International Marketing with a long and successful career in the travel business. From 2009 to 2016, Trond was FEI Director for Dressage and Para-Dressage, working at the FEI Head Office and living in Lausanne Switzerland. He retired from work last year, returning to live in Oslo, Norway.

Stephen Clarke (GBR) 5*
Stephen is President of the Ground Jury for 2012. Most recently Stephen judged the 2012 Olympics in dressage. Over the past decade, his career as an FEI judge has taken him around the globe to all major dressage competitions including four World Cup Finals, three European Championships, the World Games in Jerez, The World Equestrian Games in Aachen, the Olympic Games in Athens, and the Pan American Games to name a few. As a rider he competed successfully both nationally and internationally on his own horses. He was the reserve rider for the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

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.

Anne Gribbons (USA)
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.

Natalie Lamping (USA)
Natalie Lamping is a USEF “I”, FEI “I”, FEI “C”, Para Equestrian, and FEI young horse judge. Natalie has judged most of the major Olympic, World Cup, and Pan American Games selection trials for the USET Dressage Team, and has been a long time figure at such important competitions as The NAYRC, Palm Beach Dressage Derby, and Dressage at Devon. She has judged in Brazil, England, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Guatemala, and Mexico. She has had the honor to judge in Wiesbaden, s’Hertogenbosch, and Samur, as well as the European Junior and Young Rider’s Championships. An FEI “I” judge for the past 22 years, and recently became an FEI Young Horse judge, Lamping is also a USEF Senior judge, examiner and on the USEF Licensed Officials committee. She is based in Ocala, FL

Brenda Minor (CDN) 4*
Brenda is an FEI 4* Dressage Judge, FEI Young Horse Judge, a Senior dressage judge with Canada Equestrian and the US Equestrian Federation and a Level II Certified Coach. Brenda was Provincial Medium Dressage Champion and has competed successfully through Grand Prix. She has been on numerous CDI panels, judging extensively through Canada, Costa Rica, Columbia, England, Guatemala, Mexico and United States. She was a member of the jury at the North American Young Riders and Junior Dressage Championships in Lexington, Kentucky in 2009, 2012 and 2015. She was Chair of the EC Dressage Officials Committee from 2005 to 2010 and was actively involved with this Committee until 2016. Brenda works for an international consulting organization.

Mike Osinski (USA)

Mike’s riding skill grew out of his unique combinations of experiences in the horse world. He grew up in Michigan riding jumpers and was a keen observer of many riding disciplines. These early experiences gave Mike an appreciation of good riding, regardless of the particular riding disciplines or breed of horse. His personal quest for better riding led him to dressage. Mike immersed himself in dressage training working with Maryal Barnett, then in California he worked as an assistant to Hilda Gurney. Additionally he has studied with Steffan Peters, Carol Lavell, and Paul Belasik.

Mike has also expanded his activities to include teaching clinics, judging and a breeding program in addition to his own competition riding. He has been a dressage judge since 1984 and today is a USEF “S” rated judge. In 2013 Mike became the first FEI 4* (Four Star) Judge in the Northwest putting him on a path to judge international FEI dressage competitions.

Ulrike Nivelle (GER)
Born in Dusseldorf, Germany, Ulrike Nivelle started riding at the age of 8. Since then, his equestrian pursuits included jumping to level 5 and riding dressage to Grand Prix. Ulrike started judging in 2994 and has been an FEI judge since 2010. He conducts clinics for riders and judges as well as Special Clinics for Judges, Deutsche Reitschule in Warendorf. He has judged many CDIs and Championships around the world.

Lee Tubman (CDN)
With 30 years experience as a judge, is based in Wellington, Florida and travels across Canada, USA and South America for dressage clinics and judging assignments as a FEI 4*, Equine Canada “S”, and USEF “S” Judge. As a competitor, Lee is a USDF Gold Medalist, has been a member of Team Canada at the 2012 and 2013 Wellington Nations cup CDIO 3*, was long listed multiple times, was a Canadian National Grand Prix champion, FEI 5 & 6 year old champion, and is a Gold and Bronze medalist, NAYRC
Lee has received the 3M Corporation Canadian Coach of the Year and has coached six Young Riders to NAYRC ; two Team Bronze 
medals; four top 10 placings, and two students have become professional trainers. Additionally, Lee has produced a large number of Small Tour and Young Rider horses as well as successful Grand Prix mounts.

Kristi Wysocki (USA)
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.

Kristi 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.

Special Performance Divison Trophies

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The American Trakehner Association Perpetual Trophy – To be awarded to the Highest Scoring Ride at Fourth Level

The Avery Draper Memorial Trophy – To be awarded to the High Score Ride by a DVCTA Member (any class excluding Freestyle scores).

The Braceland Trophy – To be awarded to the Horse and Rider achieving the highest combined score from the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle.

Chevy’s Cup – To be awarded to the highest scoring non-warmblood horse at the FEI levels at Dressage at Devon

The Chigwell Memorial Perpetual Trophy – To be awarded to the High Score Ride in the FEI Level Classes (FEI Freestyle, Junior and YR excluded).

The Darla Lynn Schwark Memorial Trophy – To be awarded to the High Score Adult Amateur Fourth Level Rider

The Equine Challenge Trophy – To be awarded to the High Score Intermediare Ride.

The German Oldenburg Verband Perpetual Trophy – To be awarded to the Highest Scoring Registered Oldenburg in the open classes.

The Gill Trophy, dedicated to Fritz Stecken – To be awarded to the High Score Average of two or more Rides by a Young Rider.

The High Score American Bred Trophy – To be awarded to the Highest Scoring American Bred Horse in the Performance Division.

The John “JP” Perry Memorial Perpetual Trophy – To be awarded to a person who demonstrates sportsmanship and is a true ambassador for the Equestrian Sports.

The Jolly Roger Memorial Trophy – To be awarded to the Junior Rider earning the highest score at Dressage at Devon.

The M.L.T. Trophy – To be awarded to the Groom of the High Score Horse at the FEI Levels.

The Major Hector Carmona Memorial Trophy – To be awarded to the Highest Averaged Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special Score.

Phyllis Mathews Hammett Memorial Trophy – To be awarded to the High Score Prix St. Georges Ride.

The Samuel M.V. Hamilton Memorial Trophy (2) - To be awarded to the Best Turned out of Horse and Handler at FEI Horse Inspection at Dressage at Devon(Male and Female)

The Sebastiaan Memborial Challenge Trophy – To be awarded to the Highest Scoring Registered Dutch Horse in the Performance Division.

The Valerie Kahan Memorial Trophy – To be awarded to the High Score Adult Amateur Grand Prix Rider (Freestyle scores excluded).

The Watermark Farm Memorial Trophy – To be awarded to the highest scoring Grand Prix rider who formerly competed in the North American Young Rider Championships (In any discipline – all countries eligible).

Performance Division Class Awards

Performance Division Winner 2008

The A – Beckett Challenge Trophy – To be awarded to the Winner of Fourth Level Test 2 (Sunday)

The Bachelor Bowl Trophy – To be awarded to the winner of the FEI Dressage Test for 5 YR Old Horses (awarded to the winner of Thursday’s class on Friday)

The Brigadoon Challenge Trophy – winner of the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle

The Carolyn Peltz-Hornsby Memorial Trophy – winner of the FEI Intermediaire I

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Perpetual Trophy – winner of the FEI Grand Prix Special

The Frances and Arthur Robbins Memorial Trophy – To be awarded to winner of Fourth Level Test 3.

The Frauke IX Memorial Challenge Trophy – To be awarded to the Winner of the Fourth Level Test 2.

The Fritz Stecken Memorial Trophy – winner of the FEI Young Rider Individual Test

The General Augustine Smith Janeway, Army of the US, Memorial Challenge Trophy - winner of the FEI Prix St. Georges

The George F. Hammett III Memorial Trophy – winner of the FEI Young Rider Team Test

The Hobby Horse Hill II Trophy – winner of the FEI Individual Test Ponies

The Independence Dogs Challenge Trophy – winner of the FEI Young Riders Freestyle

The Janine Klein Memorial Trophy – winner of the FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle

The Leonard L. and Phyllis M. Evans Memorial Trophy – winner of the FEI Grand Prix (qualifier for freestyle)

The Phyllis H. Corl Memorial Perpetual Trophy - winner of the FEI Grand Prix "B"