Robin Bray has been involved with all breeds of horses, starting with a fat grade pony as a child. After starting in hunter/jumper and dressage, she switched to Saddleseat with Arabians and competed in Hunter Pleasure and English Pleasure with her Arabians throughout her career as a youth rider. As an adult amateur, she competed in Hunter Pleasure, Western Pleasure, English Pleasure, Halter, and Park, amassing regional and national titles.
She started her judging career in with open all-breed shows for various clubs in Arkansas. She currently holds a USEF “A” for Arabians and “r” for Friesians. After being exposed to Gypsy Vanners at a several State Fair shows, she became interested in the breed and completed a judges’ seminar held by the GVHS. Having been an exhibitor, she understands the importance of fair and equitable judging. She understands the importance of each breed’s specifications and of strict adherence to breed standards and type to maintain the integrity of the breed and ensure that the best horses are rewarded.
She is involved as membership chair of the Arkansas Arabian Horse Club and is a delegate for the club to all delegate meetings within Region 9 and National Convention. She also serves as show manager for the club’s rated Arabian show, the annual Arkansas Arabian Victory Challenge. Additionally, she serves on the board of Region 9 AHA as Arkansas Representative.
A licensed attorney, she is married to a retired horse trainer and is mother to one son, who competes on the Arabian circuit. They live on their farm in Arkansas.
Joan's biography is coming soon.
Adam Longman, residing in Minnesota, has been an active horseman for over 20 years. Initially exhibiting and training miniature horses, Shetland ponies, Gypsy horses and Hackney ponies then expanding to judging in those breeds. Adam is also active in judging and promoting local all-breed shows. Adam owns a training facility and travels and shows both nationally and internationally. He holds cards as a senior judge for the AMHR/ASPC/ASPR, USEF, GVHS.
In his"other life" Adam is a critical care flight paramedic and operates in both a helicopter and jet. He still works on one of the busiest ambulance services in the inner city of Minneapolis. He is the author of a book describing his paramedic career "A Paramedics Journal". Adam is married and has a family of four legged kids.
Jennifer brings to the clinic arena over 30 years of industry experience as a career judge, clinician, trainer and instructor. As a judge of 25 years and over 700 shows judged lifetime in the US and Canada, she holds national breed cards with 6 organizations and is an approved 4H judge in 12 states. Jennifer’s annual judging roster spans from local and 4h shows to World level competition. With her roots stemming in 4H and a strong supporter of its programs and life lessons, Jennifer sits on the State 4H Judges Committee in Ohio and is an active rule book advisor for the Kentucky 4H program in addition. As a clinician Jennifer has been a featured clinician for Equine Affaire, Horse World Expo and National Conventions for Pony of the Americas and Gypsy Vanner Horse Society of America. In 2015 she is proud to release her first series of DVDs on training your horse at home for classes such as Showmanship, Pattern Classes and Trail. As an instructor her clients have found success in the show ring from local 4H shows to the All American Quarter Horse Congress.
Duane is a horse judge with a vast array of experience with multiple breeds and disciplines. Currently, he holds judges’ cards with AMHA, AMHR, GVHS, POA, WCMHR and Ohio 4-H and judges around 40 shows annually. He has experience showing, breeding and training saddle horses, draft horses, stock horses, Haflingers, Shetland Ponies and Miniature Horses to national titles in halter and performance divisions. From saddle seat to driving too western, hunter over fences and dressage, he enjoys competing and judging multi-disciplinary events.
Over the years beyond showing & judging, Duane also has become a well-known manager of about a dozen open and breed shows that are held throughout the Midwest. He currently resides in Fresno, Ohio and works full time for the Ohio Department of Agriculture and works part time as a Lecturer of Animal Science and Equine Business at Ohio University.