2020 AEC Officials

Technical Delegates:

Andrew Temkin
Andrew Temkin of San Rafael, California is a Level 3 FEI Eventing TD, Level 1 FEI Eventing Steward, and a USEF 'S' Eventing TD. Temkin has extensive experience as a TD at international and national competitions. He has recently served as a TD at events including Red Hills International, Rocking Horse Advanced H.T., Galway Downs International, The Event at Rebecca Farm, and CCI Millstreet in Ireland.

Karen Winn
Karen Winn of Lexington, Ky, brings a depth of knowledge and variety of experience to the 2020 AEC. Winn is a Level 2 FEI Eventing TD, Level 2 FEI Eventing steward, Level 3 FEI Eventing judge, USEF ‘S’ Eventing TD, USEF ‘S’ Eventing judge, USEF ‘R’ Dressage Young Horse, Equitation, Freestyle judge, and USEF ‘r’ Western Dressage judge. Winn is also certified as a USEA Young Event Horse judge and USEA Future Event Horse judge.

Sharyn Antico [Assistant Technical Delegate]
Sharyn Antico of Southwick, Mass. has a USEF ‘R’ Eventing Technical Delegate license and has officiated at horse trials including VHT International, Waredaca Classic Three-Day, Larkin Hill, GMHA, and Queeny Park. Antico is also the assistant director of the American Horse Trials Foundation, the marketing and events manager at Mount Holyoke College, and secretary/co-organizer of Millbrook Horse Trials in Millbrook, N.Y.


President Ground Jury (Adv/Int):

Mark Weissbecker


Mark Weissbecker has reached success as a competitor, judge, and official at the highest levels of eventing. His accomplishments include placing third at the Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI4* (now CCI5*-L), placing eighth at Burghley CCI4* (now CCI5*-L) and winning the USET Fall Three-Day Championships at Fair Hill in 1994 and again in 1998. Weissbecker is also a Level 3 FEI Eventing judge, a USEF 'S' Eventing judge, and USEF 'r' Dressage judge. Weissbecker currently oversees his two farms - Birch Hill Farm in Richmond, Mass., and Winter Book Farm in Southern Pines, NC.

Ground Jury Member (Adv/Int):

Bea di Grazia
Based in Carmel, CA where she and her husband Derek own and operate Stillwater Farm. Bea has competed at Badminton, Burghley, Rolex, Lumuehlen, Boekelo and has trained under Jimmy Wofford and the U.S. coach, Jack LeGoff. Bea is a USEF 'S' eventing judge and has officiated at major events including Twin Rivers, Galway Downs, Carolina International, The Event at Rebecca Farm, and the Kentucky Three-Day

President Ground Jury (P-BN):

Valerie Crail
Valerie Crail of Cave Creek, Arizona is a USEF 'S' Eventing judge and USEF 'S' Eventing TD. Crail has officiated at many events including Galway Downs International, The Event at Skyline, Fresno County Horse Park, Stable View Oktoberfest, and Woodside International.

Ground Jury Member (P-BN):

Peter Gray
Originally from Bermuda, Gray became the first Bermudian rider to compete at an international level in 1980. Gray became a Canadian citizen in 1995 and now resides in Ocala, Florida. Gray has competed in three Olympic Games, Badminton, Burghley, and two World Equestrian Games. Gray is a USEF ‘R’ Eventing Judge, a certified USEA YEH judge, and a FEH Championship judge.




Dressage Judges:

Debbie Boeh
Debbie Boeh is a USEF ‘R’ Eventing TD and USEF ‘R’ Eventing judge. Boeh has officiated at horse trials including IEA, Flying Cross Farm, Champagne Run at the Park, and Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event. Boeh has experience competing in dressage, eventing, and hunter/jumpers. She holds a USDF bronze and silver medal and has competed up to Grand Prix dressage. Boeh also owns the boarding and training facility, Have Fun Acres in Morrow, Ohio




Julie Congleton
From Midway, Ky., Julie Congleton is a USEF ‘r’ Eventing judge. The Kentucky native has years of experience judging horse trials held at the Kentucky Horse Park. She has judged at Midsouth, May-Daze at the Park, Spring Bay, and Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event. She’s also the manager of Heronwood Farm, LLC in Georgetown, Ky.








Nena Denman
Based in Earlham, Iowa, Nena Denman has an extensive background in judging dressage. She is a USEF 'r' Eventing judge, a USEF 'R' Western Dressage judge, a USEF 'r' Dressage judge, and a USEF 'R' Dressage TD. She is also the Membership Chair for the Iowa Dressage and Combine Training Association (IADCTA).





Janice Holmes
Janice Holmes lives in Milford, Ohio and is a USEF ‘r’ Eventing judge. Holmes has judged at a variety of horse trials in Area III, IV, and VIII. Horse trials including Fox River Valley, Jump Start, Flying Cross Farm, Champagne Run at the Park, Cobblestone Farms, Middle Tennessee, and US Pony Club Championships.








Lori Hoos
Based out of Franklin, Tennessee, where she and her family operate Wil-lo Blue Farm. Hoos graduated from William Woods University with a degree in Equine Studies, and has competed through 4th level in dressage, ridden “A” show hunter’s and jumper’s and produced both horses and riders in eventing. She is a Level 2 FEI Eventing judge, USEF 'R' Eventing judge, USEF 'r' Eventing TD, and a USEA YEH and FEH judge.

Megan McGee
Megan McGee has helped manage numerous equestrian events, including playing a management role in the 1984 and 1996 Olympic Games. She also served as a steward for the 2005, 2007 and 2009 World Cup Dressage and as the FEI Chief Dressage Steward at the 2008 North American Young Riders Championship. She has officiated at many competitions at a national and international level including Ocala International, Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event and Hartpury in England. McGee is a Level 2 FEI Eventing Steward, Level 2 FEI Reining Steward, Level 2 FEI Dressage Steward, a USEF 'r' Eventing judge, USEF 'r' Western Dressage judge, USEF 'R' Dressage TD, and a USEA YEH and FEH judge.

Sue Smithson
Based in Southern Pines, NC, Sue Smithson is a USEF 'S' Eventing judge, USEF 'r' Eventing TD, USEF 'r' Dressage TD, and a USEF 'R' Dressage/Freestyle judge. Smithson is also a USEA YEH and USEA FEH judge. She has officiated at events including Pine Top Advanced H.T., VHT International, Waredaca Three-Day Event, and Stable View H.T.



Show Jumping Judge:

Debbie Boeh
Debbie Boeh is a USEF ‘R’ Eventing TD and USEF ‘R’ Eventing judge. Boeh has officiated at horse trials including IEA, Flying Cross Farm, Champagne Run at the Park, and Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event. Boeh has experience competing in dressage, eventing, and hunter/jumpers. She holds a USDF bronze and silver medal and has competed up to Grand Prix dressage. Boeh also owns the boarding and training facility, Have Fun Acres in Morrow, Ohio.


Show Jumping Course Designer:

Bobby Murphy
Bobby Murphy has designed countless show jumping courses at the Kentucky Horse Park and lives next door in Lexington, Ky. Murphy is licensed through USEF as a ‘R’ Jumper Course Designer (CD), ‘R’ Jumper, and ‘R’ Hunter CD. He’s designed courses for the World Equestrian Summer Series, Kentucky Spring Classic, Winter Equestrian Festival, World Equestrian Winter Classic, Alltech National Horse Show, and the USEF Pony Finals.



Cross-Country Course Designer:

Derek di Grazia
Derek di Grazia lives in Carmel Valley, Calif. with his wife Bea di Grazia. At his home base he trains and coaches riders to the highest levels of eventing. Di Grazia has been competing internationally since 1977 and still does so to this day. He won the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in 1985 and the Fair Hill CCI3* in 1991. He represented the United States at the 1986 Eventing World Championships and has been short-listed for several Olympic teams. Di Grazia designs courses all over the United States and Canada and was appointed as the course designer for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Di Grazia’s philosophy toward course design is to use the natural terrain to create the appropriate questions for the level of competition. He stresses how important the design and placement of the obstacles are in maintaining the flow and rhythm of the course. Di Grazia looks forward every year to designing cross-country courses that turn horses into champions.

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