FEI C Dressage Judge
USEF S Dressage Judge
USDF Instructor Certification Faculty/Examiner
USDF “L” Dressage Judges Faculty/Examiner
"I have known Jamie Schmitt as a weekly student for over thirty years. She started out riding a pony with me as an eight year old. During the years as my regular student she has developed her skills as a horsewoman to the extent that a horse she trained, her own Silverado, was awarded the FEI 5 Year old Reserve Champion at Devon and was in the top 6 at the Young Horse National Championships in Lexington, Kentucky.
Jamie has been a diligent student that has developed her riding, training and horse management skills to a level that is far more mature than her chronological age. So much so that I gave her my personal horse to care for, train and show during the summer of 2002 when she was without a horse of her own. He came back a happy, healthy horse that scored in the high sixties and low seventies to win most of his classes at first level during his first year of showing.
Whenever I have let Jamie use my equipment and horses, they come back to me in better condition than when they left. She is a trustworthy and responsible young lady that I can highly recommend. She has a feel and compassion for the horse that is a “gift” and she will be an asset to the horse world."
Paul Belasik (FEI Dressage Trainer/Author)
"I have had the pleasant experience of working with Jamie Schmitt many times now. She is a good student of dressage from a theoretical point of view. She is also a talented rider with good physical skills. I have seen her work different types of horses; she has always been patient and fair, unafraid and secure. I feel any association with her would reflect very well, especially if one is interested in these kinds of special skills and such a solid personality."
Julie Arkison (Dressage Trainer/Instructor)
"Jamie Schmitt is a dedicated horsewoman and a talented rider. I have watched her progress in the training of her young horses and feel she is both a competent and an elegant rider. She takes the care and training of her horses seriously and is dedicated to their well being in every way. She exhibits the desire and talent to be a top-level rider. She has helped me with the organizational aspects of some of the clinics as well and I find her to be a hardworking and responsible person in this venue as well."