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.
Janet is a native of Colorado Springs. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in advertising and marketing. Riding western and hunters from an early age, she was named the “Girl of the West” for the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in 1973.Her interest in dressage started when she lived in Oxford, England, and she passed several British Horse Society Instructor Exams. She is currently an FEI 4* judge, USEF “S” Dressage Judge and an USEF Sport horse “R” Breeding Judge. Recently she was promoted as an FEI Technical Delegate. She has judged at all major shows in the United States including the FEI North American Young Rider Championships, the FEI North American Junior Championships, the USA World Cup League Finals, the FEI North American Championships, Dressage at Devon, USET Festival of Champions and FEI shows in California, Illinois, Arizona, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Florida, Washington, and North Carolina. She has also judged national championships and CDI***/W in Guatemala, England, Columbia, Costa Rica, Barbados, Canada, Poland, Australia and Mexico as well as the FEI World Cup League Finals for the United States, Canada and Australia. Janet was on the panel that selected the USA team for 2004 Athens, the 2006 WEG, the 2007 Pan American Games, 2008 Beijing, 2010 WEG and the 2012 London Olympic Games. The FEI appointed her to judge the 2010 Central American Caribbean Games in Puerto Rico. She has passed her FEI Exam to be a Young Horse Judge, and has judged the USEF Young Horse and Developing Horse Championships several times. As a rider, Janet has won her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals and gives clinics throughout the United States. Her students have also won many Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals. She is a former member of the USDF Executive Board, the USA Equestrian Board of Directors, a current member of the federation Dressage Committee and the International High Performance Dressage Committee. She is also on the USDF “L” Faculty and instructs federation judges training programs throughout the United States for dressage and sport horse breeding.
Her first book “Training the not so Perfect Dressage Horse” was published by Trafalgar Press in June 2012 and she's working on her second one now.