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2017 Officials

We are pleased to have the following officials oversee the Great Meadow International FEI Nations Cup™ of Eventing

President of the Ground Jury
- Christian Landolt

Christian has ridden professionally in both pure dressage and eventing. He is based in England, but from Switzerland. In 2008 he officiated at the Olympic Games in China. In 2016, he was the President of Ground Jury at Fair Hill International and the Virginia Horse Trials.

Member of the Ground Jury
- Christina Klingspor (SWE)

Christina comes from Sweden and lives with her family on a farm outside Stockholm.  She has competed in Eventing and dressage. She has been judging pure dressage up to Grand Prix nearly 20 years and has been on International Eventing Ground Jurys since 2004. She is also a One Star/Two Star TD which she enjoys as well. She has been a part of many different competitions worldwide from One Star to Four Star.

Technical Delegate
- Andy Bowles (NZ)

Andy started riding at the age of 5 and moved into the role of a TD gaining FEI status over twenty years ago. He has worked at all levels up to three star in NZ, Canada, USA, UK and officiated at a number of FEI championships in America and Ireland. He is a national official in NZ and the US. He served on the NZ Horse Trials Executive and the technical committee and organized FEI and national competitions. Outside of eventing Andy has 20+ years experience in corporate management has worked as a paramedic. Andy is currently the organizer of the very successful Virginia Horse Trials.

FEI Veternarian Delegate
- Karen Nyrop (CAN)
Cross-Country Course Designer – Michael Etherington Smith (GBR) 

Mike Etherington-Smith designed the courses at the 2000 and 2008 Olympic Games, as well as the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington. He recently stepped down as chief executive of British Eventing, a position he’s held since 2009, to focus more on cross country course designing and consulting. In addition to his work on the course at Great Meadow, he is now the course designer for the Adelaide four-star in Australia. Mike is also now the CIC3* designer at Plantation Field Horse Trials. He is also overseeing the Plantation Field’s new Course Designer Development Program in an effort to help mentor aspiring upper-level designers in the U.S.  Mike was previously event director at Blenheim Palace (1990-2006) and Chatsworth (1999-2007).  

Assistant Cross-Country Course Designer – David O'Connor (USA) 

Dr. Nyrop practices in Calgary. Her practice interests include English Performance horse care with a focus on lameness, pre-purchase exams, and exercise physiology. Dr. Nyrop holds FEI Veterinary Official and Treating Veterinary licenses. She has officiated at Dressage, Eventing, and Jumper competitions since 1987. She was part of the veterinary staff for the 1996 Olympic Games, the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games and numerous Rolex Kentucky Three Day Events. She is a current member of Equine Canada and the United States Eventing Association`s Safety Committees, the United States Equestrian Federation`s Veterinary Committee, and the American Association of Equine Practitioner`s Board of Directors. Dr. Nyrop competes in Eventing, Jumpers, and Dressage.

FEI Steward
- Eileen Pritchard-Bryan (USA)
 Show Jumping Course Designer – Marc Donovan (USA)

Marc Donovan is the eventing director at the Carolina Horse Park, home for the acclaimed Carolina International. Marc has  evented though the CCI** level. Now a USEF "R" rated show jumping course designer he continues to design show jumping courses for many competitions at the Carolina Horse Park, the AEC's, multiple FEI events, World Cup Qualifiers as well as horse shows and grand prix. He's assisted Richard Jeffery at the National Horse Show and assisted Richard and Conrad Homfeld at the 2010 World Equestrian Games.

Assistant Technical Delegate
-Tim Murray
Treating Veterinarian
- Dr. Kent Allen (USA)

Dr. Kent Allen currently resides in The Plains, Virginia at Virginia Equine Imaging. Dr. Allen received his veterinary degree from the University of Missouri in 1979. His practice, Virginia Equine Imaging, focuses on top-level sports medicine, lameness, and diagnostic imaging. Dr. Allen is certified by the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) and serves as its Vice President and Executive Director. He also serves as the Volunteer Chairman of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Veterinary and Drug and Medications Committees. He has served as USEF Team Veterinarian in multiple roles in multiple disciplines and has served on the Board of Directors for USEF and United States Eventing Association (USEA). Dr. Allen is the National Head Veterinarian for the Federation Equestrian Internationale (FEI) for the United States and serves on the FEI Veterinary and List Committees. He has been the Foreign Veterinary Delegate (Veterinary Judge and Technical Delegate) in two Olympic Games, two Pan-Am Games and served as the Veterinary Services Manager at an Olympic and World Equestrian Games.

Tim Murray is a lawyer in Boston and has also been a licensed TD for over 5 years. He rides and competes himself and loves the sport of eventing. "As I get older and compete less, this is a good way to stay involved. It also fits well within my other profession as a lawyer -- interpreting rules essentially."  Tim has also been active in the administrative side of the sport, serving six years on the USEA Board of Governors and six years as a Trustee of the USEA Endowment Trust. For 10 years he co-chaired the USEA Young Rider’s Committee and is currently a member of the USEA Licensed Officials Committee. 

Treating Veterinarian
- Dr. Susan Johns (USA)

Dr. Susan Johns joined Virginia Equine Imaging in the spring of 2002, following graduation from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. For the past fourteen years, her career path has been focused on equine sports medicine and diagnostic imaging. She has served as a United States Equestrian Federation treating team veterinarian for both Eventing and Combined Driving. Dr. Johns is a member of the International Society for Equine Locomotor Pathology and is certified in veterinary acupuncture. For over ten years, she has been dedicated to the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships serving as a team treating veterinarian for multiple areas. Dr. Johns currently serves as the Head Veterinarian for the United States Eventing Team.


Cross Country Course Builder
- Travers Schick (Cross Country Hardware)

Owner of Cross Country Hardware, Travers Schick, has been building jumps for the past ten years. Travers’ work can be found at numerous important events and schooling areas across the country.  His work is second to none and he has been official builder of the FEI Nations Cup™ course at Great Meadow since inception.

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