Joan Darnell is a USEF “S” Dressage judge and also Vice-Chair of the USDF "L" Faculty, a member of the USDF Freestyle and Judges Committees. Joan has been active in dressage since the early 1980’s having competed through the levels and completing her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals. She has been the past President of the Idaho Dressage and Eventing Association and the Central Texas Dressage Society. She now resides in Olympia, Washington with her husband and their 3 horses, 4 dogs and cat. They enjoy traveling, and gardening in their spare time.