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Training Challenge Judges

Jessica McClary – Basic Skill Judge

Jessica McClary has been involved with horses for over 30 years from riding, training, and showing to teaching lessons. Over the years, Jessica has worked or volunteered in a variety of equine settings including boarding/show facilities, horse rescues and therapeutic riding programs. Jessica received her PATH Intl Riding Instructor Certification in 2015 and maintains her certification through annual continuing education opportunities. She has also served as horse show judge to small, local shows as well as Special Olympics (Equestrian). Jessica has ridden in many different disciplines, but currently trains and shows in both traditional and Western Dressage. She lives on a small hobby farm with a menagerie of animals, her husband and young son- to whom she is passing down her love of all animals, especially horses. 


Dawn Fraser – Freestyle Judge

Dawn is the owner of This One Ranch, LLC in Bastrop, TX.   Getting an early start at Circle J Ranch in Ontario, Canada, Dawn has been riding horses for over 30 years, competing in a variety of events, including western pleasure, reining, ranch riding and competitive trail.

While she enjoys competition, Dawn’s primary interest has always been in understanding behavioral issues and bridging the gap between horse and human.  This pursuit of horsemanship and desire to help horses led her to open This One Ranch where she has fostered and retrained several of Bluebonnet’s more difficult cases.

Expanding from their work with rescues, This One Ranch now accepts a limited number of outside horses.  Whether an owner’s goals are in the arena or out on the trail, their focus is always on meeting the individual needs of each horse to build, or rebuild a solid foundation for a more confident partnership.


Jack Liser – Freestyle Judge

Jack Liser has spent over 25 years training hundreds of horses from all breeds and teaching horsemanship clinics around the country. With a background in Classical, Natural and Western riding disciplines, He has his own style that emphasizes connecting and building a relationship with the horse. To learn more, check out jackslearningcircle.com 

He understands everyone has different goals and aspirations. Most of his students are at different levels with their horsemanship. He helps everyone from beginners to advanced riders. He also coaches clients around their life dreams and how to discover and act upon their Soul Goal/s.

 For more information on coaching, my website is jacklieser.com 

 His other interests are spending time with his wife; He is an avid learner; fitness, health, regenerative farming, and studying the wisdom of the Bible are a few of my favorite subjects.


Paulina Liszka – Obstacle Course Judge

Paulina Liszka is a lifelong animal lover and started her riding career very young in the Hunter/Jumper world. While attending Colorado State University getting her Equine Science BS, she had the privilege to compete on the CSU Horse Show Team, train young colts, compete internationally, and started riding Eventing and Dressage. Paulina has spent the last 15 years working at various boarding barns in Texas, instructing riders and training horses and founded Scissortail Hill Equestrian in 2014. She has competed in the Bluebonnet Horse Training Challenge in the professional division three times and has 3 Bluebonnet rescue horses on her property, Ladyhawk and Sir Kabu who are used for lessons, and one of her clients adopted Maybelle. 

Paulina’s facility offers boarding, training, lessons, camp, and competitions. They host multiple shows every year perfect for all kinds of riders to compete in a friendly and supporting environment. They also host fundraiser events for Austin area horse rescues, and educational/riding clinics.

scissortailhillequestrian.com | Austin, TX

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Jo Ann Garcia – Obstacle Course Judge

Jo Ann Garcia has been involved with horses for more than 50 years in both western and English disciplines. I have a B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science from Texas A&M University. My background includes showing, judging, breeding and training horses. She is currently retired from training for the public. Nowadays she likes to enjoy scenic trails, work cattle and attend a few select clinics with her horses. She is a great addition to our judging team. 


Jennifer Skinner – Freestyle Judge

Jennifer Skinner of JRS Performance Horses and the home to the incredible AQHA stallion, Bully’s Legacy who partners with her to compete in rodeo barrel racing, dressage,jumping and three day eventing. Jennifer has been professionally training horses for 15 years.
 Her passion has always been horsemanship and the performance horse of any level or discipline. She has spent her life learning how to better serve these amazing animals and help them find their
calling and enjoy reaching their potential while partnering with the people who love them. 
At JRS Performance horses she utilized her background as an Equine Veterinary technician to pay close attention to the fine details of the horses needs. They offer rehab, colt starting, barrel horse training, and prospects for sale. They raise a select few performance prospects for
all different disciplines from cow horses, to english events to barrel racing horses. Jennifer also loves to give lessons to anyone with a passion to grow in their horsemanship journey from beginners to advanced. Jessica is blessed to help and serve her equestrian community in multiple capacities.