Shop Talk Chat Features Dressage Judging Duo

Fashionable dressage boutique ShowChic was once again filled as dressage enthusiasts flocked to the latest Shop Talk event, eager to hear from Bill Warren and Bill McMullin on their perspective from inside the judge’s box. Held Dec. 9, it was the second of ShowChic’s educational Shop Talk series this season.

Shop Talk events, in which the Wellington boutique invites the dressage community to spend evenings learning from equestrian icons, are a popular activity for the local dressage community.

It was clear that December’s Shop Talk was a favorite — the event was so full that there was standing room only as riders listened intently to the duo, known fondly as “the Bills.”

Warren is an FEI 3* judge, a USEF ‘S’ judge, and USDF bronze, silver and gold medalist. His partner, McMullin, is a USEF ‘r’ judge, USDF certified instructor, and is a USDF bronze and silver medalist. The two judges also train under the name Warren-McMullin Dressage.

The pair unveiled to attendees the secrets from a judge’s perspective — everything from collective marks to scoring each movement. They also informed listeners about the journey from learner judge to FEI judge, and then opened the floor for questions.

Riders left with tips that they could bring back to the barn and show ring.

For the first time, ShowChic hosted videographers Joey Ambrose and Mat Marino from Afflux Studios to film the event. The Shop Talk video will be available on ShowChic’s YouTube channel soon.

ShowChic carries everything a rider needs to dress for success. For more info., visit or call (561) 319-2121.

ABOVE: The December Shop Talk featured the acclaimed judging duo Bill Warren and Bill McMullin.