Garden State Horse Show Announces Lineup of Judges and Course Designers

Photo by EQ Media

Photo by EQ Media

Augusta, N.J. – March 15, 2018 –  The management of Garden State Horse Show has announced its lineup of officials for the 2018 show to be held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds May 2-6. The list of seasoned horse show professionals reads like a who’s who of the hunter/jumper community.
2018 Garden State Horse Show Judges

Brian Lenehan

Brian Lenehan

Renowned horseman Brian Lenehan was inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2013 at the World Champion Hunter Rider finals at the Capital Challenge, he was awarded the Daniel P. Lenehan Perpetual Trophy, named in honor of his father, for his dedication and a lifetime commitment to judging show hunters. Lenehan, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is passionate about mentorship and is featured on the website, “Ask the Horse Show Judge.”

Carol Malony photo by Richard Killion

Carol Malony photo by Richard Killion

Carol Malony won both the Maclay and the Medal Finals in 1962 at Madison Square Garden. She is a founder and board member of the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame and she was inducted in 2010. Molony taught at Bennett College, Ox Ridge Hunt Club and Stony Creek in North Salem, New York.

She has contributed to the sport by participating in governance with the USHJA and US Equestrian.

Malony has also been active with the Professional Horsemen's Association. She is a supporter of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association and has judged the National Horse Show, Washington International, New England Equitation Championships and more.

Betsy Perry grew up in Rochester, New York, and spends the winter months in Wellington, Florida. After graduating from Bennett College, she rode professionally for many years and has had an active and successful clientele. Perry is an "R" judge for hunters, equitation and the jumper divisions and she has judged throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

Todd Karn is from Fayetteville, New York and earned his large "R" license in 1985. He has judged countless shows, including Hampton Classic, New England Medal Finals and the Washington International Equitation Horse Show. Karn is an active competitor and trainer.
James Zulia is a noted "R" judge, clinician and professional from Wellington, Florida. He has officiated at many shows across the country including major shows in Florida, Texas, South Carolina, Michigan, Connecticut and more.

Claudine Liberatore is from Jackson, New Jersey, and she has a lifetime of riding and horse show experience and judges jumpers, hunters and hunter seat equitation. She is a partner in CJL Horse Shows a show management company that produces popular horse shows in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Paul Jewell, from Ewing, New Jersey, will both judge and course design during the Garden State Horse Show. He holds his US Equestrian “R” jumper judge and he is also a sought-after "R" course designer in both hunters and jumpers. He is a familiar face on the showgrounds from Vermont to Pin Oak to Chicago and beyond.

2018 Garden State Horse Show Course Designers

Ken Krome. Photo by Isabel Kurek Photography

Ken Krome. Photo by Isabel Kurek Photography

Ken Krome is an FEI course designer who has built some memorable courses at WEF, Washington International Horse Show, Kentucky, The Evergreen Classic, National Western Stock Show, Vermont, the Royal Winter Fair, Caledon and more. He has been designing grand prix courses for more than 20 year years. He also enjoys designing hunter derbies. Krome hails from Westminster, Maryland. In 2010, Ken was the recipient of the WCHR Hunter Course Designer’s Trophy for dedication and lifetime commitment to hunter course designing. Joe Carnicom is from Toledo, Ohio, and is an experienced course designer with a long resume. He has designed from one end of the country to the other, including HITS Shows, Kentucky, Country Heir, Vermont, Charleston, at Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Atlanta and more.
“We are really excited at the quality and depth of our officials this year,” said Timothy Cleary, manager of the Garden State Horse Show. “This is a great group of top national officials and regional favorites. It’s going to be a great show!”

What: The Garden State Horse Show, presented by the Junior Essex Troop, is a spring tradition for New Jersey equestrians.

When: The Garden State Horse Show May 2-6
The Garden State Preview April 28-29

Where: The Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Road, Augusta, New Jersey 07822


Entries close April 4

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Tentative Schedule:
Click here for a tentative Garden State Horse Show schedule

Jim Ryals
(973) 362-1038

Show Manager:
Timothy Cleary
(908) 892-9625

Hospitality, Sponsorship and Vendors:
Kim Beckwith Walker
(917) 207 2243

Entries/Show Secretary:
Garden State Horse Show
c/o Laura Marcelli
PO Box 97, Califon, NJ 07830
(201) 210-8517

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Official Photographer:
Reflections Photography
(914) 466-6954

Show Office During Show:
(201) 210-8517

Media Contact:
EQ Media / Carrie Wirth
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