USEF Technical Delegate, FEI Level 1 Steward, USDF Region 5 Director, Member of USDF Competition Management, Awards and By Laws Committees, Secretary of the 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and upcoming 2017 USDF Region 5 Championships, upcoming 2017 USDF Region 4 Championships, 2003-2017 RMDS Championships; Secretary and co-organizer for the Paragon CDI *** and the Estes Park CDI***, secretary/manager for many other successful national competitions and Past President of RMDS. Petersen has organized 4 USDF L programs, 2 USEF "r" Dressage Judge programs, several educational symposiums and assisted with the 2004 USDF National Trainers' Conference organization. Petersen's attention to detail and understanding of the rules of the equestrian road is blended by her determination to deliver an accurate and encouraging product. She has rightfully earned the reputation as a "can-do" leader in the RMDS organization, and is not easily daunted by well-worn ways of working. Her many years of management within the McDonalds Francisee give her a very thorough knowledge of business, budgeting and the corporate world.
We extend a warm welcome to Joe Coleman who’s recently joined the 2 White Feet team. Joe’s dressage show experience dates back more than 25 years ago to the Pantano show circuit in Arizona and managing AHSA recognized shows and CDI competitions for Central Arizona Riding Academy. Joe then moved into managing the grounds for Dressage in the Rockies, eventually managing the CDI’s there with Michael Weiss as organizer.
During this time Joe obtained his USEF Technical Delegate license to compliment his management and footing experience. Since then he’s officiated at numerous recognized competitions around the country including USDF Regional Championships in Texas, Georgia and North Carolina. In the meantime he’s continued his show management opportunities by organizing Level 3 competitions in St. Louis and Kansas City.
Joe is the go-to dirt guy under contract for competitions utilizing diverse footing conditions, such as Estes Park, Colorado Horse Park, National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis, Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, TN and other facilities around the country.
During this time Joe, along with wife Joyce Hardesty, traveled thousands of miles campaigning with their daughter Ellie rising thru the dressage ranks, eventually competing at Young Riders in Lexington, VA. Ellie currently resides in San Diego, now competing her Dutch Warmblood Gio at Prix St. Georges.
With more than 20 years of Colorado show experience Joe is well known locally by competitors as a friendly face at competitions as well as a knowledgeable USEF official regarding rules and competitions.
I retired in 2007 after 37 years of being a middle school educator for the Dubuque Community School District. Greg and I will have been married for 41 years in May 2012. Our daughter Heather lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband Michael and our two wonderful grand-daughters, Elizabeth (8) and Sarah (3).
I serve as show secretary and/or manager for shows in Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Ohio and Utah. I am a USEF Dressage ‘r’ Technical Delegate and FEI Level 1 Steward, a position I enjoy a lot. I served Region Four as its representative on the USDF GMO Committee for four years. I am the current chair for the USDF GMO Committee. I have also served Region Four as a PM delegate to the last four USDF national conventions. I am also a member of the USDF Membership Committee.
I am an Adult Amateur who loves the continual learning process of dressage. My horse, Sir Ishmael or Critter, is an enthusiastic partner.