February 23, 2013
NEW DRESSAGE "RIDER" TESTS SYMPOSIUM
with Jayne Ayers, FEI "I"
Ayers has been an FEI 4* dressage judge for over 20 years, and has
been judging dressage for the USEF for over 30 years. She also holds
an R license to judge Dressage Sport Horse Breeding classes. She
enjoyed her work as a licensed Eventing judge for about 15 years, but
chose to focus exclusively on dressage when she received her FEI
license. As a long-time member of the USEF Dressage Committee, she has
served on sub-committees for Judge Training, Clinics, Juniors, Young
Horses, Rules, Test Writing, and Sport Horse Breeding. She is currently
Chairman of the Dressage Committee.
As a judge and clinician, she has represented the FEI on the World
Dressage Challenge Tour and teaching FEI Development Clinics. In
addition to a busy judging schedule in the United States and Canada, she
has judged extensively in Central and South America, as well as in
Jayne enjoys helping others develop their judging skills for dressage
and for sport horse breeding. She has been a member of the USDF L
Program Faculty since its inception. She instructs judge candidates and
examines them at all levels for USEF, and has been designated a Mentor
Judge for the FEI.
She teaches riders at all levels at her training stable, as well as in
clinics throughout the USA, Canada, and other countries. Horses she has
trained and shown, as well as those shown by her students, have won
numerous national awards. She has been long and short-listed for the US
She owns a teaching and boarding stable in Wisconsin, with her husband
and two children, where they bred Westfalen horses for over 20 years.
Article from their USEF 2013 Rider Test Seminar with Jayne Ayers