The Western Dressage Association is proud to announce the 2016 Top Hand award which recognizes an outstanding volunteer each year. The recipient is Debbie Riehl Rodriquez. Debbie missed the presentation at the Annual Meeting; she was stuck at an airport on her way to join us for our 2016 World Championship Show. Many of us recall Debbie’s enthusiasm when she judged our first World Championship show. She stood in front of the line up of award winners to have her photo taken and she posted photos to support our new discipline.
Debbie has been an integral part of the WDAA educational program working with Judges’ School and developing wonderful presentations for aspiring Western Dressage judges. Debbie has worked diligently with the Taskforce that created new tests which will be implemented for the 2017 competition year. Debbie was one of the judge clinicians for our 2016 Group Apprentice Judging Program. She also serves on the USEF Western Dressage Technical Committee.
WDAA depends on our generous volunteers who help guide and fulfill our educational mission. Thank you, Debbie, for your generous support of Western Dressage!