ALLENTOWN, N.J. — The Horse Park of New Jersey will host “You be the Judge” with Marilyn Payne on March 31, 2018.

Riders and auditors will be introducing the 2018 USEA (Eventing) Dressage Tests and USDF Movements through third level

The event is sponsored by Eastern States Dressage & Combined Training, Horse Park of New Jersey and Footlight Farm

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Payne, is an FEI **** Eventing Judge and USEF “S” Dressage judge. She has judged at two Olympic games, most recently as head of the ground jury in Rio at the 2016 Olympics and has judged every 4* event in the world. She is a member of the FEI Eventing Committee, member of the USEF High Performance Committee and the USEF Eventing Committee. Payne led the USEF committee charged with designing the 2018 tests. She will share her insights into the process and the decisions to add movements and make changes to the tests.

Two riders will be accepted per level: Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Modified, Preliminary, Intermediate and Advanced.

The fee is $40 for riders who are members of HPNJ or ESDCTA, and for $65 for Non-members.

Auditors are $25 for members and $45 for non-members.

Payne will introduce the basics and purpose of each level and explain what judges are looking for before teaching the riders. Auditors will have a test packet along with numbered cards to share their scoring with others. Scores will be discussed.

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