YOUR VIRTUAL JUDGE-COACHES
Lisa Schmidt : USEF 'S' Judge & 'L' Faculty Member
The founder of AADA, Lisa is a USEF ‘S’ Dressage Judge and USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist
Lisa is the first judge to not only have ridden twice in the US National Finals but also to have judged the Finals in 2019. Lisa has trained and shown several horses to Grand Prix. Her current horse, Qrown Prince is on his way to Prix St Georges in 2020. In 2018, he showed Third level with many scores in the 70’s and qualified for the USDF Regional Finals were he was in the top 9 placings. “Prince” also in 2015 won the Region One Championships at Training Level then on to place eighth at the US National Finals at Training level.
See more details on her website at: www.lisakschmidt.com
Janet Lee Foy USEF 'S' Judge & FEI 5* Judge
Janet’s interest in dressage started when she lived in Oxford, England, and she passed several British Horse Society Instructor Exams. She is currently an FEI 5* judge and a USEF “S” Dressage Judge. She also serves as an FEI Technical Delegate.
She has judged throughout Europe, Asia and Central America. The FEI appointed her to judge the 2010 Central American Caribbean Games in Puerto Rico, the first European Under-25 Grand Prix Championships in Germany in 2016, the World Cup in 2018, the 2018 Central American Caribbean Games as President of the GJ in Bogota and the 2019 European Dressage Championships and Aachen. She was also on the Ground Jury for the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru and will be on the Ground Jury for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She served as the FEI Technical Delegate at the 2013 Central American Games in Costa Rica.
As a rider and trainer, Janet has won her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals and gives clinics throughout the United States. Her students have also won many Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals and National Titles.She writes articles for various horse magazines and was involved in producing and writing the scripts as well as doing the voice overs for several USDF judges training videos and three times for the USDF On The Levels.
She has written two best selling books: “Training the not so Perfect Dressage Horse” and “Dressage Solutions” both published by Trafalgar Press. She has served on the Board of the USDF, AHSA, USEF as well as serving on the current USEF Dressage Sports Committee and International Disciplines Council.
Natalie Lamping USEF 'S' Judge, Retired FEI 4* and Young Horse
Natalie Lamping has judged most of the major Olympic and Pan American Games selection trials for the USET Dressage Team for the last 35 years. She’s been, a long time figure at such important competitions as the NAYRC, Palm Beach Dressage Derby, Dressage at Devon, FOC, and US Nationals. A now retired FEI 4* and Young Horse judge. Natalie is a USEF Senior judge and one of two still actively judging for 51 years.
Natalie is also an examiner for Dressage Judge’s program, and has run many Judge’s Forumns on behalf of the USEF. She has a limited clinic schedule so as not to conflict with her judging scheduling. She has developed many successful horses and riders, many who were young rider or amateurs to the Grand Prix Level.
Natalie’s life has always been about horses, and has she attained vast knowldge from her experiences as a rider, coach, trainer and judge. The first receipient of the USDF Sivler Medal, she has since earned all three medals and has won USDF and USEF year-end awards on several horses throughout her career.
Mike Osinski Senior Official, FEI 4* and Young Horse
David Schmutz : USEF 'S' & FEI 4* PARA DRESSAGE
David Schmutz was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He starting riding late in life, while in graduate school for his MBA. He had the great opportunity to ride with a very prominent elderly attorney, who needed one of his three horse exercised. During many mornings, they would meet at 6am where they would ride the trails of Griffith Park in Los Angeles. After graduate school, David purchased his own horse, a thoroughbred, and continued training on the Griffith park trails and local jumping arenas.
While owning and managing “The Paddock Riding Club” in Los Angeles, he graduated the USDF ‘L’ Program with distinction and then received his USEF Dressage ‘r’ certification.
It was while working on his promotion to become a USEF ‘R’ Dressage judge, that USEF offered a clinic on judging Para Equestrian riders. Through the help of international judges Inger Bryant and Anita Own, David obtained his IPEC (International Para Equestrian Committee) approval. Not long after, the FEI also began approving these types of competitions, Dave received his FEI card as a 3* Para Judge. He presently holds a 4* certification.
David continues to enjoy his dual roles as judging in addition to clinics, helping both able-bodied and para athletes achieve their best. See more details on his website at: www.gdsdressage.com