ARIAT Jumping with the Stars! Judges: Oliver Kennedy

13 04 2010

Oliver judging Ocala.

ARIAT Jumping with the Stars! is excited to have Oliver Kennedy as a member of our judges panel. Oliver will also announce the $40,000 Nutrena Grand Prix on Saturday night.

Oliver resides in Brookeville, MD where he and his wife and son Will operate their ESP Farm. He is a United States Equestrian Federation “R” Jumper Judge and is also an FEI “I” Jumper Judge. He maintains a busy judging schedule that has included the Royal Winter Fair, Winter Equestrian Festival (Wellington, FL),Washington International, Hampton Classic, Vermont Summer Festival, Ocala Winter Circuit, Indio Desert Circuit, KY Spring and Summer Shows along with two USET Pan American Games Trials and the 1996 USET Olympic Trials. Oliver has managed such shows as the Capital Challenge Horse Show, Legacy Cup, St. Christopher’s, Wachovia Jumper Classic at Beacon Hill, Columbia Benefit Grand Prix, Great Meadow Invitational, and the Syracuse Invitational Sport Horse Tournament. Along with his management and judging duties Oliver announces a number of a major horse shows such as the Winter Equestrian Festival, Washington International, USEF Pony Finals, Ocala Winter Circuit, Keswick, KY Summer, Lexington Spring Premier, and Upperville. His Television duties have included commentating for CBS, OLN, the BBC, Fox Sports, Prime Sports Network, MSG Network, and Yorkshire Television.

Oliver is the Vice Chairman of the USHJA Jumper Council, Chairman of the USHJA Zone III Jumper Committee, and a member of the USHJA Show Management Committee. He is a past president of the Maryland Horse Shows Association and a member of the Board of the American Hunter & Jumper Foundation.




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