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Introducing the 2019 CHJA Medal Finals Officials!



Kip Rosenthal 
 Judge
Kip Rosenthal
Wellington, FL

Kip Rosenthal is an accomplished equestrian, who has ridden and trained with such familiar names as George Morris, Victor Hugo-Vidal, Bert De’Nemethy and more. As a respected R-rated judge in both Hunter and Hunter Seat Equitation her judging history includes the Hampton Classic, Lake Placid, Capital Challenge, the NCEA National Championships, as well as the Pessoa/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Finals, Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals, and the ASPCA Maclay Finals.
Kip's interests extend to the governance of the sport where she volunteers her time by serving as a member of the USHJA Hunter Seat Equitation Task Force. Kip holds a PhD in clinical counseling psychology and conducts sports psychology seminars throughout the country. She has written several articles that have appeared in Practical Horseman and The Chronicle of the Horse, and writes “Kip’s Tips” for Today’s Equestrian.

 


Steve Heinecke 
Judge
Steve Heinecke
Ocala, FL
Heinecke is a USEF-licensed R judge in the hunter and hunter/jumping seat equitation discipline categories. His officiating history displays years of experience and includes some of the most prestigious and respected horse shows and facilities throughout the country such as the Fairfield Hunt Club, Hampton Classic, Saint Louis National Charity Horse Show, Mid-Atlantic Equitation Championships, RMI Jubilee, Winter Equestrian Festival, Aiken Fall Festival, and the Tryon Fall and Spring series. Steve was also the very first wiiner of the CHJA Junior Medal in 1983.


Stacia Stepanik

Show Secretary
Stacia Stepanik
Feeding Hills, MA
 

 

 

Steve Rector 

  Ring Master 

Steve Rector
Wellington, FL

  

Russell Stewart

 Starter 

Russell Stewart
Deansboro, NY
 

 

 

John Bahret

 Announcer

John Bahret
Portsmouth, NH


Course Designer

Juan Andres Cristtiansen

Wellington, FL



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