2019 AEC Officials

Technical Delegates:

Wayne Quarles
Wayne Quarles holds FEI ‘I’ Eventing Judge and Technical Delegate, FEI Level 2 Steward, USEF ‘R’ Dressage Judge, and USEF ‘S’ Eventing Judge and USEF ‘S’ Technical Delegate licenses, plus a USEF “r” Connemara Judge license. He is the current chair of the USEF Eventing Sport Committee Officials Working group, a member of the USEA Eventing Licensed Officials Committee, co-author and panelist for the Training Program for Eventing Officials, an Eventing Continuing Education Panelist, and a founding member of the Masterson Park Equestrian Trust Foundation. He is also a member of the USEF Connemara Committee and sits on the American Connemara Association Board of Governors. Quarles currently competes in in-hand, dressage, and eventing with three fifth-generation homebreds.

Tim Murray
Tim Murray grew up fox hunting in Hamilton, Mass. and began eventing in 1970. He has competed through the Intermediate level, but for the last 10 years has focused his riding efforts at buying and retraining off-the-track Thoroughbreds. As his interest in competing diminished, Murray became involved as an eventing official. He obtained his “r” Technical Delegate (TD) license in 2013 and his “R” TD license in 2016. He recently passed his examination to become a FEI TD. Murray has also been active in the administrative side of the sport, serving six years on the USEA Board of Governors and six years as a trustee of the USEA Endowment Trust. For 10 years he co-chaired the USEA Young Riders Committee and is currently a member of the USEA Eventing Licensed Officials Committee. In his non-horse time, Murray is a Trust & Estates lawyer in Boston, Mass.

Debbie Boeh [Assistant Technical Delegate]
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.

President Ground Jury (Adv/Int):

Robert (Bobby) Stevenson
Robert (Bobby) Stevenson is originally from Wyoming and was first introduced to equestrian sports through Western horses and Polo ponies. After graduating from the University of Wyoming with a degree in accounting, the lure of horses got the best of him and he moved East to begin his eventing career. Stevenson ran his own competition barn for over 20 years. He currently has five licenses with USEF: a Level 2 FEI Eventing Technical Delegate (TD), a Level 1 FEI Eventing Steward, a Level 3 FEI Eventing Judge, a ‘S’ Eventing TD, and ‘S’ Eventing Judge. Stevenson is also certified as a USEA Young Event Horse Judge. His home base is in Southern Pines, N.C. but spends his summers out west in Big Horn, Wyo.

Ground Jury Member (Adv/Int):

Loris Henry
Loris Henry is a USEF “S” Eventing Judge, USEF “S” Dressage Judge, former USEA President, and former President of the California Dressage Society. She obtained her BHSAI certificate in Ireland at Burton Hall and was assistant secretary for the European Eventing Championships at Punchestown before coming to the U.S.

President Ground Jury (P-BN):

Valerie Vizcarrondo-Pride
Valerie Vizcarrondo-Pride is a USEF ‘S’ Eventing Judge, Level 1 FEI Eventing Steward, and Level 2 FEI Eventing Judge. She has judged at events like The Event at Rebecca Farm, the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships, and Chattahoochee Hills International. If she’s not judging, she’s competing, and recently finished fifth at both 2019 Fair Hill International CCI3-S and 2019 VHT International CCI-3. Vizcarrondo-Pride is based out of Sudley Farm in Harwood Md.

Dressage Judges:

Lisa Anderson
Lisa Anderson, from Watkinsville, Ga. has her USEF ‘R’ Eventing Judge license and is a certified USEA Young Event Horse judge. Anderson has judged at horse trials including Stable View, Paradise Farm, Pine Top, Jump Start, Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event, and Chattahoochee Hills. Anderson is also the head trainer and program director at Chastain Horse Park in Atlanta, Ga.

Sheila Strickler
Living in Tucson, Ariz., Sheila Strickler is a Level 2 FEI Eventing Steward and a ‘r’ Eventing Judge. She has judged horse trials including Windermere Run, St. Johns, Las Cruces, and Coconino. Strickler has also officiated at events including the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, The Event at Rebecca Farm, Fox River Valley Pony Club, and The Fork.

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.

Janis Holmes
Janis 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.

Karen Winn
Karen Winn of Lexington, Ky, brings a depth of knowledge and variety of experience to the 2019 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.

Show Jumping Judge:

Sharyn Antico
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.

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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