State Fair Judges

Your drill judges for the Florida State Fair qualifier are Robert Lorbeer and Debbie Dunphy.

As soon as the Inspection judges are finalized, that information will also be published.

Here are the bios of your two drill judges.

Robert Lorbeer


Bob rode drill with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Posse for 17 years and was the Captain/Drill Master for 11 years.  During his drill riding career, the Posse won numerous championships including the Grand National Rodeo, and the California State Horsemen’s Association (CSHA).

Bob also coached a youth drill team, Angels in Actions, a team that rides English and negotiates jumps during the course of their drill.  Bob has also ridden in dozens of parades including 19 Rose Parades in Pasadena, CA on January 1 of each year.  Bob has coordinated and hosted numerous drill team competitions and was the CSHA Drill Team Committee Chair for 8 years.

Bob’s judging credentials include: Judge and Chief Judge for the Super Ride National Drill Team Competition for 10 years. Bob has judged Drill Team Competitions in California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Washington, Kentucky, Virginia, Oklahoma, and Nevada, has taught drill clinics throughout the US. Bob has been carded to Judge drill by USEDA, CSHA, WSEDTA, WLRCA, PNWDTA, and OWDTA.

Bob was inducted into the USEDCA Drill Team Hall of Fame, and CSHA has named their annual Drill Team Spirit Award in honor of Bob.  Bob is from Prescott, Arizona.

Debbie Dunphy

Debbie was introduced to equestrian drill in 2000 while living in Olympia, Washington. There she rode with two drill teams, CC Riders Ladies Mounted Drill Team and R Troop, a co-ed drill team. After moving to Michigan, Debbie continued to ride and promote drill and became a competitive drill team judge.

In 2004 she founded and was Captain and Drill Master of Cowgirl Express Rodeo Drill Team, an Ohio-based team that in two years went on to capture the USEDC National Drill Team Championship. Debbie has performed and competed throughout the United States and in Canada as a member/captain of several drill teams. In 2008 she formed the Mid America Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team and serves as Captain and Drill Master of this award-winning, Michigan-based team. In 2017, the Cowgirls were honored as one of only 40 units selected from more than 3000 applications to participate in the 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC. Her team is now a regular featured performer at the new Michiana Event Center in Shipshewana, Indiana.

Debbie has judged numerous competitions throughout the United States including the Grand National Rodeo Drill Team Competition, Western States Equestrian Drill Team Association Championship, Pacific Northwest Drill Team Association Championship, Washington Ladies Riding Club Association State Championship, USEDC National Championship, Reno Rodeo Drill Team Competition, Georgia Horse Council Drill Competition, Florida State Fair Drill Competition, Northern Kentucky Horse Network Drill Competition, Bluegrass Bash Drill Competition, SEMDTA State and Regional Drill Competitions and many others. She has served as board member of the United States Equestrian Drill Association.

In addition to judging, Debbie conducts equestrian drill team clinics and drill team judging clinics. In 2004 Debbie and her Arabian, Sur Golden Pride, were featured in the Arabian Horse Magazine for their equestrian drill team accomplishments. Debbie is married and lives in Three Oaks, Michigan. She is a flight attendant for American Airlines.


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