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Introducing the 2020 CHJA Medal Finals Officials! 


Judge
Dale Pederson
Aiken, SC

Dale Pederson has been judging since he received his license in 1981. He got hooked on riding at the age of 13 when he went to a birthday party that included a 30-minute trail ride.Growing up in Washington state Dale would ride whatever he was offered to him whether it was eventing, showing hunters or jumpers. In 1971 Dale won the NW Washington Hunter Seat Medal Finals.

In 1982 Dale moved to San Diego where he started Granite Hill Farms where he did training, breeding, coaching, and started traveling extensively to do clinics all over the county and New Zealand and South Africa as well. Dale has bred, trained or started some very well know horses over the years. The great hunters Onyx, Kookaburra, Moscow, Gucci and many more.

Since 1984 he has judged most major horse shows in the county including, Devon, The Hampton Classic, Upperville, Pony Finals, and the Washington International Horseshow. Dale very much enjoys judging and always strives to be fair, pay attention, and do the best job possible. He considers judging a way to give back to the horse business that has been so good to him.

   

Sue Horn 

Judge
Susan Horn
Bluffton, SC  

Susan has been a part of the equestrian world for over 50 years. After growing up in the Atlanta, Georgia area showing ponies and hunters and a short career in New York City; the next 25 years were spent as a professional and owner of River’s Edge Farm in Bethany, Connecticut. Her show clients competed regularly throughout the Northeast winning championships at “A” shows, Zone and State levels.

Susan guided talented horses and riders to qualify and compete at Devon, Junior Hunter Finals, New England Equitation Finals, Connecticut Hunter Jumper Finals, USEF Pony Finals, Capital Challenge, Maclay Finals, USEF Medal Finals and IEA National Finals. Through the years her students have been honored with sportsmanship, scholarships and horsemanship awards. 

Before relocating to Bluffton, SC in 2012, Susan’s volunteer service included serving on the board of Connecticut Hunter Jumper Association as Secretary, Awards Chair, First Vice President and Equitation Committee. Her professional awards were: 2004 CHJA Distinguished Service Award; 2010 CHJA Presidents Award; 2011 USHJA Members Choice Horse Show Award; 2012 CHJA Career Achievement Award; 2015 Aiken Spring Classic Sportsmanship Award.

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


 

 


 

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