In our last newsletter, we told you who our 2018 judges are, now we'd like to introduce you to 2 of them: Janine Malone and Christel Carlson
Janine Malone (R-NC)
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. Janine has been an
instructor/trainer, has competed through the Prix St. Georges level and is a graduate
“A” Pony Clubber. She organized an FEI-recognized event (CDI Raleigh) for
seventeen years, and is owner/manager of a breeding farm in North Carolina. She
received the first “ABIG/USDF Volunteer of the Year” award in 1998 and a USDF
Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
For almost 20 years, Janine was also an Eventing judge, TD and organizer, and she
served the U.S. Pony Clubs in various volunteer capacities, including Regional
Supervisor and National Examiner. Janine is a charter member and past President of
the NCDCTA and has managed past AHSA and Ljungquist Championships, as well as
USEF Dressage and Dressage Sport Horse Breeding judge’s clinics. 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 a member of the USEF Dressage, Continuing Education, and Competition
Management committees. She is also a board member of the Association of
International Dressage Event Organizers (AIDEO) and organizing committee
chairman for the US Dressage Finals..
Janine owns and operates Rosinburg Events LLC, which organizes several dressage competitions in North Carolina and Virginia
Christel Carlson is an S dressage, R DSHB and FEI 3* paraequestrian judge. She owns
Spokane Sport Horse Farm, a 150 acre boarding, breeding and show facility where she
has hosted Dresage and DSHB shows for over 21 years (7 a year) and now two yearly
USEA events (soon to be thru intermediate). She actively competed for many years on
horses she bred and trained, first on jumpers, then eventing and eventually concentrating
on dressage while earning her bronze, silver and gold USDF medals. She loves traveling
to new venues to see gorgeous horses and talented riders and was thrilled to be invited to
officiate here. Still quite active in her anesthesia practice at Sacred Heart Medical Center
her weekends are shared between travel and hospital call. Her interest and training in
acupuncture will finally be used as she transitions from a full time operating room
practice over the next few years. Active on the board of Spokanimal (humane society)
she has two dogs and cats that she adopted from them. She is greatly blessed that her
daughter Cyra shares her love of horses and competition.