May 3, 2017 - May 7, 2017
May 10, 2017 - May 14, 2017
May 17, 2017 - May 21, 2017


Saratoga Springs, New York

Official's Biographical Information

2017 Judging Staff

Jason K. Gates, Tequesta, FL

Walter J. Lee, Keswick, VA

Ralph Caristo, Saugerties, NY

George Thornbury, Goshen, OH

Michael Rosser, Southern Pines, NC

Chance Arakelian, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Scott Hofsteffer, Ocala, FL

Steve Wall, Pinehurst, NC

Jeanne Marie Dunford-Miller, Keswick, VA

Betsy Perry, Wellington, FL

2017 Course Designers

Douglas E. Russell, Ocala, FL

Anthony D'Ambrosio, Red Hook, NY
 
  • Member of the USET
  • Served on the USEF “ HIGH PERFORMANCE JUMPER COMMITTEE “
  • Member of the "JUMPER COMMITTEE" ( CURRENT )
  • Conducted USEF “ COURSE DESIGNER CLINICS “ (2008)(2013)(2014)(2015)(2016)
  • Assistant to FRANCOIS FERLAND at "FEI COURSE DESIGNERS CLINIC" (2003)
  • 30 Years as professional Rider/Trainer, operating a Training Stable specializing in the development of Grand Prix Show Jumpers.(Developed and sold 4 Olympic horses as well as many Grand Prix winners)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS :

♦  TWO TIME WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF INDOOR PUISSANCE
       -    1973 Sympatico at National H.S., Madison Square Garden - 7’4”
       -    1983 Sweet & Low at Washington International H.S. - 7’71/2” 
♦  32 GRAND PRIX WINS INCLUDING:
       -     USET SHOW JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS
       -     INTERNATIONAL JUMPING DERBY
       -     HAMPTON CLASSIC GRAND PRIX
       -     INTERNATIONAL CUP OF MEXICO
       -     GRAND PRIX OF BROMONT
♦  Promoted to FEI  LEVEL 4 (Official) Course Designer Status in 2011
♦  Designed ROLEX FEI WORLD CUP FINALS LAS VEGAS in 2009
♦  Technical Advisor/Delegate and Course Designer Liaison for the WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL,  2009 - 2016 
♦  Technical Delegate for 2010 USET  WEG TRIALS in PALM BEACH
♦  Foreign Technical Delegate to 2010 GENEVA WORLD CUP FINAL
♦  US Grand Prix 2008 and 2010 “ COURSE DESIGNER OF THE YEAR” 
♦  Foreign Technical Delegate to 2012 HERTOGENBOSCH WORLD CUP FINAL
♦  Foreign Technical Delegate to 2012 FEI AMERICAS JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIP
♦  Chef D’Equipe for the 2014 USET XALAPA, MEXICO CSIO 
♦  Selector for 2014 USET SHOW JUMPING SQUAD - NORMANDY WEG 
♦  Course Designer for the 2015 LONGINES FEI WORLD CUP FINALS in LAS VEGAS
♦  Selector for the 2016 USET SHOW JUMPING SQUAD – RIO OLYMPICS 

Andres Christiansen Jr., Wellington, FL

2017 Announcers

Jason K. Gates, Tequesta, FL

John E. Bahret, Middletown, RI

Kenn Marash, Harford Mills, NY

2017 UESF Steward

Robert Crawford, Ipswich, MA

Maryann DiStefano, Roslyn, NY