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The Good Horseman® Foundation is a non-profit 501-c-3 education organization of experienced members of the dressage community including dressage professionals, instructors, veterinarians, trainers, competitors and judges.
RETIREMENT PARTY--Robin Boggs was given a sweet send-off at the February show as she is retiring after 22 years as GHF show secretary. (From left) new Secretary Janet Bryant, Scheduler Mary Lou Freil, Scorer Kim Stansell; TD Karen Vinsant; Robin holding the cake; Announcer Anne Dearborn; manager Ann Genovese; and Scoreboard Engineer Lawrence Freil. (Staff Photo--Christina Stansell)
GHF OFFICERS--Our CEOs are (from left) Ann Genovese, director; Karen McGoldrick, director-at-large; Robin Boggs, treasurer; Patricia Powell, membership chairman. The Good Horseman Foundation® is devoted to the promotion, protection and preservation of the art and sport of dressage to its highest levels. It's activities are limited to the organization of USEF/USDF recognized competitions, and the creation of educational opportunities such as seminars, clinics, forums, and scholarships and is a Group Member Organization of the United States Dressage Federation www.usdf.org. Our national-level competitions are licensed by USEF: www.usef.org.
THE BOGGS FAMILY RAN THE SHOW OFFICE FOR 22 YEARS
Our show office has been run by a very experienced staff comprised mostly of the Boggs Family members (group picture above), Our show secretary has been Robin Boggs (right), recently retired after being our show secretary for 22 years. Sitting next to her is our scorer, her daughter, Kim Boggs Stansell. Robin's husband, Dennis, does the night watch during the shows and offers special care to the horses. But what is truly amazing is the third generation has joined us: Natalee Kellar (in red shirt) has been in charge of the awards table and MaKayla Kellar (back right) has been a ring steward.
MORE ABOUT US
The Good Horseman Foundation® produces three USDF-recognized/USEF-licensed dressage competitions and occasionally a schooling show each year and a USDF L Continuing Education Program for Judges. The recognized shows feature the Massey Ferguson/Good Horseman Electronic Scoreboard sponsored by Massey Ferguson Tractors, AGCO International, Duluth, GA.
FOR TRAINERS AND INSTRUCTORS
We have brought to the dressage community such events as an on-going program for training dressage instructors/trainers and getting them Certified through USDF, clinics and seminars by well-known experts such as the late Jaap Pot, FEI Olympic judge who helped establish the standard of dressage judging in this country; the late Dr. Reiner Klimke, six-time Olympic gold medalist, author and trainer; Harry Boldt, former German Olympic Team trainer and author; Liselotte Fore, Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel, Cindy Sydnor and Debbie Bowman, examiners of the USDF Pre-Certification Program for Instructors; clinics with FEI judge and trainer Martin Richenhagen; and a series of Trainers Conferences with George Williams.
For 2010 we were especially pleased to host German Olympic Dressage Gold Medalist Hubertus Schmidt, sponsored by AGCO Corporation and Martin Richenhagen. Nearly 200 dressage people from the Southeast attended the Symposium at After the Fox Farm, Madison, GA, as sponsors, auditors, riders and staff to present one of the best programs GHF has ever produced.
We have concluded five USDF "L" Judges Education Programs and final exams: in 1996, 2001, 2003, 2010, 2012. We continue to host USDF Continuing Education Programs for Judges and L Graduates at our USEF/USDF-recognized competitions. Contact Susanne Lauda for information about these sessions.
In addition to a number of programs of Continuing Education for Judges and L Graduates, in 2021 we hosted the new USDF Mini-Clinics for Licensed Judges, formerly organized by USEF. Another USDF Mini-Clinic is scheduled for 2022.
While GHF membership is not required at our shows or to be eligible for our Year-End Awards program.
Competitions are recognized by USEF and USDF. Our shows are held in the Charles Walker Covered Arena of The Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA. Our current dates and prize lists (entry forms) can be found on the Calendar page of this website. Scores of those who compete in The Good Horseman®/Massey Ferguson USEF/USDF competitions are tallied at the end of the year for GHF Year-End High-Score Awards (See Awards Page for details).
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ELECTRONIC SCOREBOARD HISTORY:
In September 2007, Collecting Gaits Farm (Jeff and Shereen Fuqua, Alpharetta, GA) sponsored our first competition using the EquiVu Electronic Scoreboard, developed by Ed Sauer. Later the operation was taken over Sports Tech Productions and run by Phil Thompson and Don Pye. In 2012, the sponsorship was assumed by Massey Ferguson bringing us our new Massey Ferguson/Good Horseman Electronic Scoreboard which made its debut at the GHF/Massey Ferguson Fall Dressage show in September of 2012. The scoreboard is operated by our IT engineer Lawrence Freil who went to South Dakota in 2012 to pick up the Daktronics scoreboard, took the Daktronics computer training program, and drove it safely to Atlanta. Lawrence has operated the system at our recognized shows ever since.
Our membership chairman is Patricia Powell, 6178 Yellow Creek Road, Murrayville, GA 30564. Her e-mail address: Patricia Powell -- 404-275-3447. Please call her if you have any membership questions.
If you wish to join, there is a membership application at the top of this page. Our members are automatically Group Members of USDF and are eligible to compete for USDF awards. However, you must apply directly to USDF to become a Participating Member if you wish to qualify to ride in the USDF Region 3 Championships.
Our members automatically are placed on our e-mailing list which includes prize lists for five USEF/USDF competitions, plus information for clinics and other USDF programs. Our complete schedule of events can be found on the Calendar page of this website.
Our original website was designed and constructed by Katie Patton. Since the year 2000, participants in our shows are able to get not only the results of our shows on the web, but their confirmation of their entries, get their riding/performance times as well as their stall numbers. Click on the Show Info/RideTimes button on our front page for this information. The page is edited almost daily during show season. The results of our shows are also streaming on the internet through the Fox Village Dressage website.
Our new website, launched in October of 2021, is designed by Fletcher Stamps who also works on our rings at our shows.
Comments and suggestions are encouraged. Please e-mail us. We can't do everything, but we try to.