L Judge Clinic Pertinent Information


This is an invitation to L graduates and candidates to better understand how to judge Western Dressage. We are holding this workshop September 26th and 27th, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM.

Our aim for this weekend is to facilitate L graduates to feel more comfortable with judging Western Dressage. We will kick the weekend off with tests ridden on 26th of September and a chance for the L graduates to “Judge-with-the-Judge”: Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez from Colorado. We will start at 1:00 (check in starts at 11) at 4 Winds Equestrian Center in Estancia Valley, NM just about an hour from our host hotel or an hour and a half from the Albuquerque airport (ABQ).

After every test there will be a break in case of questions or discussion pertaining to that ride. Auditors are not invited Saturday….this is the day for L graduates/candidates to concentrate.

Sunday morning registration opens at 8 at our host hotel the Marriott Uptown on Louisiana NE with class commencing at 9 for ANYONE (trainers bring your riders!!) that wants to understand better what the judges are looking for in Western Dressage. The day will include not only judging and learning from videos, rule book discussions, but also plenty of conversation. We will break for a buffet lunch (included) at the hotel and continue through the afternoon.

This is a chance to get your questions answered by Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez. She judged the first Western Dressage Association of America World Show in 2013. Debbie is a USEF “S” judge, USEF Western Dressage judge, Sport Horse Breeding judge, and a member of the USDF “L” faculty for judges training. She has trained several horses through Grand Prix and has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals.

As a participant you are encouraged to look at the Western Dressage Association of America’s website and their education pages: http://www.westerndressageassociation.org/western-dressage-rules-tests/

I would like to continue communications using the internet if possible. If that is good with you could you please send an e-mail to events@maythehorsebewithyou.net ? If you know anyone else that would like to participate in our Sunday workshop please feel free to pass on the e-mail address……..the more the merrier!!

After you register if you have any specific aims, concerns, or questions please send them so we can get to what is important to you. Feel free to send us an e-mail with your thoughts: events@maythehorsebewithyou.net

Looking forward to a fun and successful weekend!!      Cheers, Nance

It’s about the journey……….




Host Hotel: Marriott Uptown 2101 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110; (505) 881-6800

Attendees should use the link below for the room rate of $89.00/ night. The hotel will only offer the workshop price until the 4th of Sept.

Book your group rate for Judging Western Dressage

There is no shuttle service from the Albuquerque Sunport (ABQ) to the hotel.

4 Winds Equestrian Center is our Saturday test rides location. It is in the Estancia Valley and about an hour from the hotel. Weather permitting we will be outside however we do have an indoor arena available.


Complete Workshop                         $125    (including buffet lunch)

Saturday only                          $30

Sunday only                             $95      (including buffet lunch)


August 1st, 2015                      $25                  non-refundable deposit

Sept. 4th, 2015                         $100                balance due for 2 day participation

Sept. 11th, 2015                       $145                late registration and close of registrations

There will be no walk-ins, thank you.

Non-participant lunch Sunday            $45      Cash due on Sunday morning registration at hotel


Click the registration page tab to register. We can send you a PayPal invoice or you may pay by check. More information is on the registration page.

Looking forward to September in Albuquerque!!!