About Judge My Ride
Judge My Ride offers a place where equestrians can upload videos and photos from their favorite horse shows or just schooling at home, and have them critiqued and commented on by some of the most esteemed international riders, trainers and nationally rated judges in our sport. Their goal is to bring the global equestrian community closer – in a supportive, constructive environment, where judging is as much about learning as it is about winning.
Judge My Ride provides equestrians around the world with a unique opportunity that time, travel and economical constraints can make impossible. A “virtual global equestrian community,” Judge My Ride is the originator of the video evaluation concept which has exploded with their following of over 44,000 Equestrians world wide! To learn more about Judge My Ride, visit their website or Facebook page and be sure to give them a Like!
How does the SmartPak premium evaluation differ from the basic free evaluation offered on Judgemyride.net? The SmartPak premium evaluation is far more extensive, so be sure to read the details below!
Win a free premium evaluation
Want to win a premium evaluation exclusively for SmartPak fans? It’s easy! Simply watch our Facebook wall for the announcement, submit your entry on the SmartPak Facebook page and you’re done! We’ll announce a winner, along with the results of the winner’s premium evaluation directly from the judges. If your submission is chosen, you’ll also be able to ask the judges two follow up questions. If your entry isn’t selected, you can always try again—we’ll be running this contest once a month! To participate in this unique opportunity to have your ride judged by top professionals, simply “like” our Facebook page and watch our wall for the announcement.
What makes the evaluation premium?
Whether you chose to submit a photo or a video, not one, but two judges will go more in depth evaluating the following, where applicable:
- Horses Movement on the flat video* or photo
- Riders equitation on the flat
- Riders equitation over fences
- If jumping video* or photo, evaluation of the horses jumping abilities and form and the riders technique
- Confirmation evaluation – all disciplines and breeds (including how the horses confirmation may affect it’s potential in the chosen discipline)
- For young prospect horses- movement evaluation, conformation evaluation, and free Jump evaluation with suggestions for maximizing the horse’s jumping potential
- Tack and equipment suggestions if necessary
You may post every time we make the announcement on our wall, however we ask each participant to limit their video and photo submissions for evaluations to one photo and one video per person, per day.
*Video submissions cannot be more than 5 minutes in length total
Judge Rob Gage is a 3 time World Cup Grand Prix rider and won the Rolex Crown of Excellence in successive years, along with being the AGA rider of the year in back to back years. He is a large “R” rated USEF Judge and course designer. Rob came up under the tutelage of legendary US Show jumping trainer Jimmy Williams, alongside his contemporaries Susie Hutchinson, Hap Hansen and Robert Ridland. He has coached many young riders to winning USET Finals,Young Riders teams and medals.
Judge Carol Dean-Porter is a USEF “R” rated judge for Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation and Hunter Breeding, in addition to being a member of National committees for USEF and USHJA. But her expertise does not end there. She also judges conformation, Arabian Sport Horses (including the Nationals) and American Paint Horse Association shows. For the competition year 2012, she will be a licensed AQHA judge. She has been a professional trainer for more than 45 years. A three-time winner of the GTE High Jump and International Grand Prix winner, Carol has trained and shown many Pacific Coast and USEF (AHSA) champions in all divisions: Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation. She is a member of the USEF Licensed Officials Committee and Continuing Education Committee, the USHJA the Officials Committee and the Zone 10 Jumper Committee. She is a Southern California native.
Deborah Rosen has coached and competed to the four-star level of eventing, including the prestigious Fairhill and Rolex competitions. A breast cancer survivor, Rosen (aboard The Alchemyst), completed the 2010 Rolex Four-Star Three Day Event just seven weeks after her final round of chemotherapy. Later that year, the USEA honored her with the Iron Master Award.
Over the years, she and her students have claimed national and international honors from Beginner Novice through FEI. Accomplishments include medals at NAYRC, USEA/Adequan Gold Cup Series Championships and numerous national championships.
She is currently competing with The Alchemyst, bringing up lower level mounts and teaching at all competitive levels.