J. Ashton Moore

Jeff Moore is an International Judge and international dressage, jumping and vaulting clinician. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Dutch Warmblood Registry in North America as well as the Co-Founder of the American Vaulting Association. Mr. Moore concentrates on dressage and vaulting after a successful career as a hunter, jumper and 3-day event competitor. He trains horses through the FEI Grand Prix level at his training facility Osierlea, which he owns with dressage luminary Elizabeth Searle in San Juan Bautista, California. He coaches national and international level dressage and vaulting competitors at Osierlea and at clinics throughout the USA and abroad.

Mr. Moore trains judges in several equestrian disciplines and works to promote a better understanding of equine and human biomechanics among judges and trainers. He says, "A better understanding of how horses and humans function - independently, and as centaur - encourages more insightful, more systematic, and kinder training methods as well as more knowledgeable judging."

    Mr. Moore's additional credentials and accomplishments include:
  • AHSA Senior Dressage Judge
  • AHSA Sporthorse Breeding Judge
  • FEI Official Vaulting Judge (Judge of 5 World Championships and World Equestrian Games)
  • FEI Training Judge for vaulting
  • Director of AHSA National Dressage Judges' Forum
  • Director of National and International Vaulting Judges' Forums
  • Judge Trainer & Examiner of the US Dressage Federation Learner Judges' Program
  • Compiler/editor of "Glossary of Dressage Judging Terms" (USDF publication)
  • Editor of "Dressage Judge's Handbook" (USDF publication)
  • Editor of "Dressage Judge's Checklist" (USDF publication)