John “Jack” Kimball (2010), of McIntosh, FL, was an active volunteer with USDF from its beginnings in 1973 until his death in June 1996. Kimball was a founding member of USDF, serve on several USDF committees, including Technical Delegates, Symposium Organizing, and Show Management, serves as USDF Region 3 Director from 1979-1987, was well -known American Horse Shows Association (now US Equestrian Federation) “R” dressage judge and technical delegate, and helped a number of USDF Group Member Organizations (GMOs) get off the ground. These included the Florida Dressage Society which is one of the USDF’s first charter GMOs for which he served as an official representative at the inaugural USDF meeting.
USDF’s Original Membership Cards
Anne Zahradnik recently shared this photo of her original USDF Membership Card - for the 1977-1978 membership year!
USEF Licensed Dressage Judge Licenses Explained
The United States Equestrian Federation licenses dressage judges at three levels. Here we give a brief explanation of licenses, as well as requirements for judging specific classes.