Western Dressage Judges at North American Western Dressage judges go through a very detailed examination program for gaining their NAWD Judging License. The exam includes a written test, followed by a demonstration of skills, scoring competency, and accurate comments on a wide range of tests. Learn more about the licensing process by following this link. Still have questions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Dressage Judges must have an understanding that Western Dressage is not merely dressage in a Western Saddle, but is the application of classical principles to the western horse. We must always judge a horse according to its conformation and the demonstration of classical training scale elements. Our judges do not reward unnatural gaits and bigger is not necessarily better.
Our judges give honest feedback and are chosen for their understanding of judging as educating the rider as well as assigning a score. Once you obtain your license, you will have the credentials necessary to judge at our virtual shows and scores from live shows that you judge will be eligible for the NAWD Trax year end recognition and points program.
Judges are trained and approved for judging in the following divisions: Western Dressage, Traditional Dressage, Six Feet on the Ground, NAWD Trail, and NAWD Ranch Horse Western Dressage.
These judges continue to undergo training. Those that are approved to judge for Traditional Dressage do so through the Dressage on a Dime judge licensing program.
||Western Dressage, Traditional Dressage|
||Western Dressage, Traditional Dressage, Leadline|
|Danielle Koeppen||Western Dressage, Traditional Dressage|
|Amanda Lane||Western Dressage|
|Michelle Binder Zolezzi||Western Dressage, Traditional Dressage|
|Linda Lamarche||Western Dressage|
|Evelyn Pfoutz||Western Dressage, Traditional Dressage|
|Anna Schreibl||Western Dressage, Traditional Dressage, Leadline|
|Linda Sorensen||Western Dressage, Traditional Dressage|
|Barbara Soukup||Western Dressage|
|Jen Johnson||Western Dressage, Six Feet on the Ground, NAWD Trail|
|Michael Guerini, Ph.D.|| Western Dressage, Six Feet on the Ground, NAWD Trail,
NAWD Ranch Horse
|Julie Slater||Western Dressage, NAWD Ranch Horse, NAWD Trail|
|Stephanie Burgess||Traditional Dressage|
|Michaela Lane||Six Feet on the Ground|
|Alece Ellis||Gaited Western Dressage, Gaited Traditional Dressage|