Meet Our Judges!
Janine Malone (R-NC) “R” DSHB “R” Dressage
Janine Malone has had a lifelong involvement with horses. She is a USEF “R” Dressage judge, “R” Dressage Sport Horse Breeding judge, “R” Dressage Technical Delegate and a Level 3 FEI Chief Steward for Dressage.
She was USDF Region 1 Director from 1996-2001, USDF Secretary for eleven years, and the USEF Vice-President for FEI Affiliates for several years. She previously served several terms on the USEF Board of Directors. Janine has been an instructor/trainer, has competed and is a graduate “A” Pony Clubber. She organized an FEI-recognized event (CDI Raleigh) for seventeen years, and is owner/manager of a former breeding farm in North Carolina. She received the first USDF “ABIG/USDF Volunteer of the Year” award in 1998 and a USDF Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. Janine received the Sallie Busch Wheeler Trophy for distinguished service to the equine industry from then USEF in recognition of her volunteer work, and in 2016, US Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) awarded Janine a USHJA President's Distinguished Achievement Award, in recognition.
Janine was formerly an Eventing judge, TD and organizer, and she served the U.S. Pony Clubs in various volunteer capacities. On several occasions, she has been a clinician for the USEF Dressage Technical Delegate clinic.
For many years, Janine has been active on several USDF and USEF committees, and is currently or formerly a member of the USEF Dressage Committee, and currently serves as chair of the USEFCompetition Management committee and USDF Regional Championships Committee. She also chairs dressage “rules” committees for both USDF and USEF. She is also a board member of the Association of International Dressage Event Organizers (IO). She retired in 2016 from the positions of organizing committee chairman and manager of the US Dressage Finals.
Janine currently owns and operates Rosinburg Events LLC, which organizes several dressage competitions in North Carolina and (through 2021) Virginia.
Anne Snipes Moss (PA-r)
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.
Gwen Ka’awaloa (R-CO) “R” DSHB “R” Dressage “r” Western Dressage
Originally from Hawaii, Gwen settled in Colorado after graduating from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences. She is currently working on improving and moving up the Judging scale with the US Equestrian Federation. At this time she is a USEF "r" Dressage and Dressage Sport Horse Judge and has earned her US Dressage Federation Gold, Silver and Bronze rider medals. Gwen is instructor, trainer and barn owner of Kaimana Farms and Kaimana Equestrian, LLC, in Elizabeth, Colorado. Gwen enjoys the journey from training through Grand Prix. Safarie, for instance, was purchased as a three-year-old, earned the Region V Colt Championship in 2002, and in 2012 competed at Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle.
Susan Graham White (MD-R)
Susan Graham White is a leading dressage competitor, trainer, teacher, and judge. An active competitor, Susan shows several dressage horses at the national and the FEI levels.
She has successfully coached her eventing students through Advanced, and her dressage students through the FEI levels. Most of her students are serious competitive riders, both professional and amateur. She also teaches regularly in Puerto Rico, where she literally introduced the concept of dressage to her students. Starting there from scratch, she developed an enthusiastic group of budding dressage riders.
Susan is an FEI "I" Eventing judge, a USEF "R" Dressage judge and a USEF "r" Dressage Sport Horse Breeding judge. She has officiated at more than 200 USEF/USEA recognized competitions, plus more than 50 international events, including the 2010 Central American Games, the 2009 Championships for 6-year-old Event Horses at Le Lion d'Angers in France, the 2006 and 2007 North American Young Riders Championships and Scotland’s Blair International in 2006.
Susan heads the USEA Future Event Horse Committee, has also been a member of the USDF Freestyle committee, and has served on the board of directors for the Potomac Valley Dressage Association
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.
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
American Holsteiner Horse Association Perpetual Trophy – To be awarded to the winner of the Holsteiner 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 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.
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.