In 2018, Ashley began the process of becoming a nationally licensed eventing official. After fulfilling the requisite coursework and completing her apprenticeships, she tested for her ‘r’ eventing judge and technical delegate (TD) licenses in 2020. Then, with the experience of being invited to work on fantastic officiating teams all over the country including at Tryon International, Ocala International, Terra Nova Equestrian Center, The Event at Rebecca Farm, The Event at Archer, Spokane Horse Trials, and many more shows both big and small that represent the heart of the eventing community, Ashley took the opportunity in 2022 to test for her “R’ judge’s license and in 2023 to test for her ‘R’ TD’s license. She was also awarded a USEF Licensed Official’s Grant in 2022 as well as the USEA’s Haller Educational Scholarship to help offset the costs associated with becoming a licensed official. Ashley eventually intends to go for her ‘S’ licenses, but at the moment she is working towards becoming licensed through the FEI. As a 5* competitor, Ashley loves doing what she calls stepping to the ‘backside’ of the sport as an official. Qualified officials are important to the integrity of three-day eventing competition at all levels. Ashley feels that officiating is a way that she can give back to the sport in a meaningful way for years to come!