Carolynn Bunch (WA)
Carolynn has been a long-term and active member of Region 6, first showing as a Junior in the late 80's and through the early 2000's as an Adult Amateur, and working for local equine businesses, like the Gift Horse and Photos by Scarlett. Throughout this time, she has been a member of both ODS and Equestrians’ Institute. Carolynn performed extensive volunteer duties with EI to include website management and Dressage show award inventory and procurement.
Carolynn both chaired and co-chaired the EI auction for five years, helping raise funds to keep the events that the organization was known for funded and functional. In 2007, she started her own photography business, capitalizing on all she had learned from the local legend Scarlett before she retired. Through Carolynn Bunch Photography, she has had the opportunity to be a part of dressage shows in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Iowa and, notably, Illinois at Lamplight Equestrian Center. In 2007, Carolynn became a GMO Delegate, attending her second USDF Convention and has been to every Convention since either as a GMO or PM Delegate, often holding a proxy a smaller GMO that could not attend. Through that, she also sat on the USDF Award Council. National dressage advocacy notwithstanding, Carolynn is well-versed in and enthusiastic about what makes up the backbone of our sport’s support -- show management, including the nuts and bolts of scoring, test running, scribing, scheduling, labeling, gate keeping and the many efforts that go into a competition.