Our in house judging team.
Hi! My name is Xanthe and I have been riding horses since before I could walk. At the age of 6, I got my very first pony Varpullan Wessa. With her I firstly started competing in dressage and now, after six years of retirement, she recently celebrated her 30th birthday.
When I turned 11, I got my pony Iscar. WIth Iscar I grew through all the classes from the start up to international CDIP level. While also competing in Welsh-shows, our primary focus was always on having fun and enjoying the experience. Iscar has teached my everything and has been my partner in crime for over 6 years. However, due to me reaching the age limit, we had to make the difficult decision to sell him last year.
Currently, I only compete with our horse Boris, who has been part of the family for 11 years already. I share him with both my parents, who competed him first too at Small tour level. Over the past two and a half years, we have been gaining experience in regional classes up to the Dutch ZZL level and have been competing in some national Junior competitions.
Apart from my love for horses, I am a full-time Medicine student, and I'm nearing the end of my first year. I have also been volunteering at several dressage and Welsh-shows for several years, where I helped with organisation, handled the secretariat and wrote the judging protocols.
For the past two years I have also been competing at Online Horse Showing, which has been a lovely experience. I am really looking forward to being part of the judging team and to all your beautiful pictures!
Hi! I'm Laura, and horses have been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember! I grew up near Chicago, IL (USA) and started taking riding lessons in 1988 when I was 8 years old. In high school, I started working at the stable (grooming and tacking up the lessons horses), and I also had the opportunity to share board a horse named Sherlock Holmes. I bought my first horse, Dealer (a retired racehorse who was donated to my college), when I was 19, and I owned him for about 6 years. While in college, I was a member of the equestrian team and competed on the Hunt Seat, Dressage, and Western teams. I also majored in Equine Pre-Veterinary Studies for 1 year, but ended up getting my degree in Education instead. A few years after graduating, I moved to Phoenix, AZ and found my current horse, Brontesaurus, when I was living/teaching there. Bronte is a Percheron/Thoroughbred cross and was born at (and eventually rescued from) a PMU farm in Canada. He was 5 years old and barely started under saddle when I bought him. Over the past 15 years, we have learned and accomplished so much together! We regularly compete in local dressage shows and have earned a USDF Bronze Medal, as well as several USDF All-Breeds Awards. Bronte especially enjoys competing in the Musical Freestyle classes, so I am really looking forward to putting together a 3rd Level freestyle for this upcoming show season. If all goes well, we will also hopefully make our 4th Level debut later this year!
Horses have been a part of my life since before I could walk, 27 years into my journey I am still loving every moment. Having initially started out on a supportive family run livery yard which introduced me to my love of flatwork and producing, I now run my own successful freelance groom, rider & instructor business of which I am lucky enough to work with a wide range of equines in numerous disciplines. Alongside currently working towards my dream of training to be a British Dressage judge and recognised BD coach I have had numerous opportunities to expand my education including working for an international dressage rider, multiple showing yards and private breeders. For the past ten years I have competed/groomed/produced both my own and clients horses at county level in the showing world with particular interest in hunters, cobs and small M&M. I hate to sit still and am now in the process of breaking my miniature Shetland mare to drive ready to have my first go at WHIP classes!
Hi everyone! I have been riding since I was 3 so for the past 22 years! I have been extremely lucky in my riding journey to have owned/loaned some incredible horses and ponies who have made me into the rider I am today especially my love for showing which I currently do with my soulmate Oliver a 15.1 18 year old cob, we compete in the veteran classes where last show season we won overall veteran champion and working hunter classes. Oliver really is the most fantastic horse and turns his hoof to everything, whether that be show jumping, cross country, dressage and hunting we always get comments at how much of a pocket rocket he is!
Horse riding is my hobby however I am a head girl of a riding school where I have been for the past 13 years, I also have my ride and road safety qualification and ABRS certificates. I am actually a veterinary nurse for small animals, I currently have 2 foster kittens which I hand reared from a day old they came everywhere with me as from 1-3 weeks old they lived in a cardboard box, so they came down to the stables and let's just say Oliver fell completely in love with them! Even though I work predominately with small animals there are cases where I have worked with completely miss treated horses, so welfare is extremely important to me!
I have entered a few classes now with online horse showing and have completely become obsessed with it, but I've always been on the side of being judged so thought I would be the other side of the coin and be the judge (i have judged at local shows and riding school league shows) I am extremely excited about judging and can't wait to start! I really look forward to judging you all and making people happy.
Hi, I’m Jade! I have been riding for 16 years but my love of horses started well before that. Ever since I was little I was always obsessed with anything horse related and would just about beg my parents to stop every time we so much as passed a pasture full of horses. After getting in pony rides at the zoo when I could my riding journey finally began when I turned 9 with a trip to a week long horse camp and a summer of lessons. I was hooked after that, took a brief break when my first instructor moved and my next barn move was really was pushed me more into the horse world. I began doing some showing, doing gaming, mounted drill team, western pleasure and equitation as well as joined the local light horse 4H club in high school. 4H definitely grew my interest in conformation as I started doing equine judging as well as showmanship. After I left 4H I came back to help mentor the youth riders and judged their showmanship and horsemanship classes.
From there I took a brief break and moved on to university and this is where I bought my first horse, my heart horse Skipper! Skipper threw me back headfirst into the horse world and into ownership, I learned so much that first year. After graduating with my BSc in Bioveterinary Science and a minor in Equine Science I felt as though my passion for horse physiology, anatomy, and behaviour was the highest it’s ever been so I ran with that and started coaching; purchasing my second horse, Sicey, to help with my lesson program. As of recently, starting my own business has now stopped me from continuing to teach lessons so for right now I’m just enjoying casual trail riding and trick training with my two Happy Appies but hopefully one day I can get back into the show ring!
I have two lovely traditional show cobs Magic and Velvet. I show at both local affiliated shows and at county level.
When younger I bred Arabian horses and still have a great love for them and their clever, and kind nature .
My two daughters carry on the family tradition one, very into her Spanish horses and the other has a cob and Haflinger.
I was bought up at my grandparents home with point to point horses and hunters and consequently rode from an early age. Hence I’ve always been around all breeds and types of horses. My sister had show cobs and fell ponies that I showed under saddle for her many years ago.
I have a few health issues now and some months I cannot compete at all, so I really understand the value of online shows. Also not everyone has a way of getting to events and it can be incredibly expensive and stressful for some.
I feel very honoured to ask to judge.
Hi! I am currently a BHS AI and have been riding for 30 years. I will admit I learnt a lot in riding schools before I finally bought my first horse when I was 21. He was the best horse ever! With him I competed in all disciplines from Eventing to Showing as well as having the opportunity to compete for my riding club; we were together for 11 years. Also during this time I competed a couple of Clydesdales at County level shows, (I did also compete Shetlands as a child at County level but that was a long time ago!), was an active member of 2 showing committees, fence judged at Blenheim Horse Trails for 3 years and was the manager/lead instructor for a riding school. I am a freelance instructor now and last year, I started up my own equine photography business. I also have a new horse who I am slowly producing to Event; fingers crossed for some fun times ahead!
Hi everyone! I have ridden since I was 8 years old and was instantly hooked. Previously I have shown in veteran classes and working hunter, competed for riding club and at BD and show groomed at county level. I now live in France with my 15hh all rounder cob, 12.2hh driving cob and rescue Shetland. I work at a stud breeding dressage horses and have the amazing opportunity to learn on an advanced dressage schoolmaster who I hope one day will make my dream of riding in a tail coat come true!
My parents knew they were in trouble when they picked me up from my very first day of horse camp the summer I was 6 and I proudly told them that my team had won the stall mucking contest. I started competing at 13 and have been in love with showing ever since. As a teenager I competed in the Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation divisions at the provincial level in Ontario, Canada, riding mostly young or green horses. When I went off to university I knew that the fun couldn't end there - I joined my school's equestrian team where I competed for six years on the OCEA and IHSA equitation catch riding circuits in both Canada and the United States, and upon graduating became the Co-President of the Ontario Collegiate Equestrian Association as well as working for a horse show management company in a variety of roles. I have served as a steward at many OCEA shows and had my first experience as a judge when we moved to an online showing format during lockdowns. I then began judging local shows and while unfortunately I have not been able to compete much myself in the last few years, I have enjoyed learning how things work from the other side!
I’m Katie, a 19 year old FEI 1* endurance rider, team England young rider and advanced EGB rider. I complete of my part bred arab called Lomu. He and I compete all over the UK and have ranked 7th in the whole UK last year. I am currently studying for my BSc in International Equine and Agricultural Business Management. I’ve helped my mother with her riding holidays business, In The Saddle and I have also done low level stock judging with our young farmers. I can’t wait to be able to help OHS and judge all the amazing photos.
I have been riding for the last 24 years. I have competed in all disciplines but prefer the less scary life now and just do showing, dressage and we're members of British Riding Clubs. My partner was none horsey, now he never misses a show and is always on hand to help best he can! (Top unpaid groom!) I currently have a 15.2hh Skewbald cob who is my absolute world, we have so much fun together. I judge at least once a year for Miniature Horse Club of Great Britain in the performance classes, I absolutely love it, seeing the little Shetlands and miniature horses trotting round will never get old!
Hi my name is Rhiannon. I'm 22 years old and have been riding consistently since I was 11 after falling off a pony and breaking my arm, somehow that didn't put me off horses. My lovely horse is Colleen, she's a chestnut mare but really doesn't live up to the stereotype as she's a complete sweetheart on the ground and under saddle. We've owned her since 2014 and I couldn't imagine my life without her, she's a true member of the family and I wouldn't be the rider I am today without her. Before Colleen was diagnosed with arthritis we used to compete in show jumping and eventing, with her being quite successful in both areas.
I am a qualified veterinary physiotherapist specialising in horses and dogs so I feel I can be a big benefit to the team at OHS as a large part of my degree was focused on assessing horses, the way they move, the way the stand, and everything else I can see or feel. I have also volunteered with local equine charities as a judge for a showing shows so have been lucky enough to meet a range of horses over the last few years both through university and work experience.
I have been around horses since I was born. My mother is a retired Olympic groom who I have learnt many tips and tricks from over the years especially turning out and presenting a horse/pony for competition to a high standard. I compete regularly mainly in dressage and flat showing but now in working hunter and show-jumping. I have broken and produced my own Connemara from wild 4-year-old to a county level competition pony. I have just competed at Equifest with my Connemara who placed top 10 in 6 out of 6 classes over 3 days also getting into the prestigious evening performance. I judge at my local equestrian club shows and steward at county shows. Hoping one day to become a mountain and moorland panel judge. I also volunteer at local horse trials in my area and mix a variety of roles from fence judging, ring steward, scorer and dressage writer. My aim for the years to come is to qualify my home produced Connemara for HOYS (Horse Of The Year Show).
I have been around horses for 12 years and have been showing for the majority of them. I showed on the lead rein as a child and also competed in the first ridden classes on a section a. I then moved onto a Hunter pony and competed him to county level. I currently have an ISRT who I have high hopes for in the future. I have also ridden and shown multiple different types of horses for other people. Regarding my judging experience, I have stewarded for experienced panel judges for many years and have competed a BSPS young judges course which I thoroughly enjoyed. I have a few judging appointments booked for this season and next and am hoping to join a few panels in the coming years.
Hi! I’m Hannah and I’ve been riding for 17 years; I started at the age of 5, when my Mum and Dad thought that letting me help with a friend’s pony would deter me from wanting to do horse riding. Unfortunately for them, the opposite happened, and I loved it! Over the years I have ridden a huge variety of horses and ponies in a variety of settings, worked on riding school yards, competed for my first university’s development team, and enjoyed every single minute of it (except when I was left in a heap on the floor!). I am currently on a bit of a riding sabbatical while I juggle a history degree and my business, but I have been able to ride my friend’s baby pony every time I go home, and I’ve also done a few treks at a local equestrian centre. My current horsey goals are to undertake the BHS Stage exams on the coaching pathway, and, if time allows, pick up riding again on a more regular basis again! I can’t wait to have my own horse, but for now I’m content with living vicariously through the OHS classes!
Hi everyone, I’m Kath and I’ve been riding since I was 4 years of age. My wonderful parents bought me my first pony when I was 12 and I owned him until he died in 2006. He’s buried in my field and I wouldn’t have been the rider I am today without him! I’m now 52 and an English teacher but horses are still my life and better than that my husband loves them too! Having a husband who loves horses as much as me is so amazing. These days we compete at riding club level in show jumping and cross country and sometimes dressage but we are so lucky to live by some spectacular beaches so hacking out is an absolute pleasure. To me my life wouldn’t be complete without my wonderful Hollyberry a cantankerous skewbald mare who I bought as a 4 year old three years ago. It’s taking a while but we now have a wonderful bond and she makes me smile every day. Horses are wonderful creatures and I can’t imagine life without them.
I don't think my parents knew what they were getting themselves into when they took me, 9 years old, to my first riding lesson on a pony called Acorn. It took precisely 25 minutes to ensure that for the rest of my life, Mum would be worrying about which horse I'd thrown myself off and Dad would always be on standby to drive a lorry to the other side of the country and back (usually at 5am and in sub-zero conditions).
I gained my level 2 diploma in Horse Care and Riding from Bridgewater and Taunton College, have a handful of points with British Dressage and have competed unaffiliated in most disciplines. The highlight of my riding journey has been to take my now veteran mare to Medium level in the dressage arena, something I had only dreamed of when we wobbled round our first Intro.
Alongside producing my youngster, today I enjoy online shows, which I've realised is just like normal showing, but with pizza and a glass of wine in my hand! As a judge, I aspire to encourage riders of all ages and abilities to progress, feel confident and have a lot of fun through a welcoming online community which I love being a part of.
My name's Faye. I've been around horses my whole life, first sat on a horse at 10 months old and been riding properly since aged 3. Got my first pony at age 6 and done everything on him; hacking, schooling, show jumping, cross country, dressage, gymkhana, showing, fun rides etc. I've backed horses and brought on green horses. I done an Equine management course and worked in a couple riding schools before changing my line of work and keeping horses as a hobby. I have 4 horses currently; Exmoor pony, Exmoor X Anglo Arab, TB and a homebred Sports Horse. One of my horses I've had for 19 years, we used to do a lot of showing, one day events, dressage and jumping, and joined in with rounding up Exmoor ponies off the moor. She's 27 now and has a bit of a quieter life, we now just hack and do showing together.
I now do a lot of showing with my horses, mostly with my registered Exmoor gelding. I bought him as a feral foal and tamed him myself, we now go to a lot of shows, competing at shows like; Royal Cornwall Show, Royal Bath and West, North Devon Show, Dunster Country Fair, Mid Somerset Show, and many others. We've qualified for POYS, SWPA Championship and NPS Winter Championship. The dream is to qualify for HOYS.
OHS JUDGE & OWNER
You may know me from behind the scenes... I'm Jasmine, the show creator, and owner of Online Horse Showing.
I was born into a family who adored animals, luckily for me as it has always been a huge passion of mine. Growing up I was very lucky to be around horses, dogs, cats, a variety of rodents, and even farm chickens!
For my 6th birthday, I was very lucky. I came home from school to learn I had my very first horse bought for me! A wild, straight off the Welsh Mountains, Welsh Section A. This taught me patience, determination, and a whole lot more, helping me set myself up for later in life.
When I was 17 I attended Equine College and got my Equine Management Qualification. Over the following years, I owned a variety of horses, though currently, I enjoy enjoying my equestrian obsession through my competitors.
Being older, and moving away from my family home I'm now lucky enough to own my very own dog. Mocha, the dachshund! I have no doubt you would have seen her around... quite frankly I don't shut up about her!
I judge the free classes and Everyone's a Winner, alongside the odd class when required.