Our Judges

Aviva Nebesky, “L”

Aviva Nebesky earned her Bronze medal in 2004 and went on graduate from the “L” Program with distinction in 2006.
Coming to riding in her 30s, Aviva brings a different perspective to her judging and teaching focusing on the bio mechanics of rider and horse.
A popular schooling show judge, clinician, and instructor, she has taken her students, training horses, and her own horses to numerous shows and championships.

Charlotte Trentelman, “S”

Charlotte Trentelman is a USEF “S” Dressage judge who has competed through Grand Prix in Dressage and the Advanced Level of Combined Driving with multiple breeds. She served as USDF Region 3’s Director for two terms and currently chairs USDF’s Historical Committee. She is also a “R” Western Dressage Judge. She was one of the original show managers on the Florida Circuit and served as a local organizer for the USDF National Symposium in Orlando, Florida.
A believer in being well-rounded, she has also been a breeder, instructor, and Technical Delegate. She has organized L Programs and USEF Judging programs. Charlotte and her husband, Chris, own Rebel Ridge Farm, a teaching and training facility which has hosted many local, national, and international clinicians, near Ocala, Florida.

Ida Norris, “S”

USEF Senior Dressage judge Ida Norris starting riding at age 10. Before her achievements in Dressage   through Grand Prix level, she was a national award winner in 4-H Horsemanship, Graduate of Pony Club, National awards recipient in Appaloosa and open horse showing Western and English Showmanship, Equitation, and Pleasure, as well as being the Maine Appaloosa Queen. Her horse interests and judging experience is far ranging and diversified!
Additionally, Ida is a USEF “R” judge for Western Dressage. Her personal recreational riding, coaching and teaching (as well as judging unrecognized competitions) is Working Equitation (her current favorite!), Open Shows, & Classical Long Lining/ground driving.

Patti Thompson, “L”

Patti Thompson of Wellington Florida has spent her life working with
horses. A WDAA/USEF “r” judge and an USDF “L” graduate with
distinction, she has also earned her USDF Bronze medal and USDF
University Bronze and Silver diplomas.
Patti believes the horse’s well-being is the top priority which helped
guide her to the love of western dressage. She has trained horses and
riders through the levels up through FEI. Patti has had wonderful
opportunities to work in western dressage, dressage, eventing and
combined driving. She is a lifetime member and founding pioneer of
the WDAA.

Janice Mumford, “L”

Janice Mumford is a USEF Western Dressage R judge and USDF L graduate along with being an open horse show judge.  She is also a USDF Silver and Bronze medalist.  Her students ride various breeds as well as gaited where she stresses the basics in her lessons.

Robyn Nunnally, “r”

Robyn Nunnally is a USEF “R” in Western Dressage, a USEF “r” dressage/Technical Delegate, and a C2 Steward. She is also USDF L Graduate with Distinction and Bronze Medalist!

Joann Williams, “R”

Joann Williams is a USEF “R” in Western Dressage and a USEF “R” Welsh pony and cob judge. She is a 23 time WDAA World Champion, an undefeated division champion at WDAA World Show levels 2, 3, and 4, a WDAA Supreme Champion Lifetime Award Program winner, and a USDF Diamond award recipient. She has been training and teaching professionally since 1979 in a variety of disciplines, using Dressage principles to help improve all breeds of horses and all riders.
She enjoys working with horses of all breeds and riders who have a variety of goals. She believes that the principles of Classical Dressage benefit all horses and riders, regardless of their riding goals and chosen discipline.

Lillian Evaniew-Phelan, “R”

Lillian Evaniew-Phelan’s is from White Rock BC Canada and began her equestrian career showing Arabians with her Morgan Arab mare in the early 80s. Since then Lillian has trained and shown horses in many different breeds and disciplines. Lillian became and assistant trainer for a AQHA World Champion Trainer for 7 years, learning many disciplines from, Reining, Trail, Western Riding, Working Cow, Cutting, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Showmanship and Horsemanship. Showing many clients horses. Lillian continues to ride Classical Dressage with her coach of 33 years, competing with many different horses. Earning the USDF Bronze Medal on self made AQHA horses that were not designed for Dressage.
Lillian currently holds 12 judges cards, judging all over Canada and in the US. After pursuing her degree Lillian continues to improve her knowledge by attending judging seminars and clinics. She is currently a candidate in the USDF L Judges Program and pending NRHA judges card.