Experience Programme

British Showjumping Officials Experience Programme 2019

To assist with the development of Officials and to ensure that exposure to the right level of competition is gained, the British Showjumping Officials Experience Programme allows Judges and Course Designers to experience competitions of a higher level than they are currently engaged in within a mentorship and structured environment.

Funding/Expenses
Whilst the scheme is considered self-funding, a bursary is offered to successful applicants.  The bursary comes in the form of allowing a day rate to be claimed, to a maximum of 5 days in total,  which will be payable by British Showjumping on completion of the experience program.

Applications 

Applications will be accepted for the 2019 season from 1st January 2019 - closing date is 31st March 2019

To apply Officials are required to complete the Officials Experience Programme Application Form and submit it to Michael Bainbridge by either email at officials@britishshowjumping.co.uk or via the post to the British Showjumping office in Meriden.  All applications must be received by midday on the 31st March 2019.

Further information can be obtained from British Showjumping on either Officials@BritishShowjumping.co.uk or 02476 698822.

British Showjumping Officials Experience Programme-Judges

Level 1 judges
Stage 1 - Assisting at a Standard show, out of Area/Region (British Novice -130)

  • The Applicant will be placed at a show (potentially 1 day) outside of their own Area at a prominent venue. So to widen the experience and to enable new contacts in new environments. The applicant will be assigned to a Judge to assist them during a standard event. The appointed Judge will submit a written report to The Association.

Stage 2 - Assisting at a Qualifier/ 2nd Rd show

  • The Applicant will be placed (potentially 2 days) at a show where there is a Second Rd or qualifier. So to widen the experience. The applicant will be assigned to a Judge to assist them during the event. The appointed Judge will submit a written report to The Association.

Stage 3 - Shadow a Course Designer at a Large Show/County Show

  • The Applicant will be placed at a Large Show/County Show (1 day) with a Senior Course designer, to improve their knowledge and understanding of the Course Designer role and the required understanding as a Judge. The Course Designer will submit a written report to The Association.

Stage 4 - Shadow a National/Stipendiary Steward at a Large Show/County Show

  • The Applicant will be placed at a Large Show/County Show (1 day) with a National or Stipendiary Steward, to improve their knowledge and understanding of the Stewards role and the required understanding as a Judge. The Steward will submit a written report to The Association.

Level 2 Judges
Stage 1 – Assisting at a large show/County Shows

  • The Applicant will be placed at a large show/County Show (potentially 2 or 3 days) where there is a significant public presence. So to widen the experience for those looking to move to Level 3. The applicant will be assigned to a Judge to assist them during the event. The appointed Judge will submit a written report to The Association.

Stage 2 – Assistant at a major show (National Shows/National Championship)

  • The Applicant will be placed at a Major National Championship show (potentially 2 or 3 days) where there is a significant public presence and a significant prestige to the event. So to widen the experience for those looking to move to Level 3. The applicant will be assigned to a Judge to assist them during the event. The appointed Judge will submit a written report to The Association.

Officials Experience Programme Application and selection
The Association is committed to the continuous training of its Officials, thus the programme has been designed to
allow the Officials to obtain experience at shows beyond their current level with the confidence of mentorship and
support. Places on the experience scheme (with bursary) will be limited and candidates will need to demonstrate a
commitment to the sport and a willingness to progress.
Application forms for the Officials Experience Programme can be found here by contacting the Officials Coordinator at British Showjumping via email on Officials@BritishShowjumping.co.uk

 

British Showjumping Officials Experience Programme- Course Designers

Level 2 Course Designers

Stage 1 - Assisting at a Standard show, in & out of Area/Region (British Novice -130)

  • The Applicant will be placed at a show (potentially 3 individual days) within and outside of their own Area at prominent venues. So to widen the experience and to enable new contacts in new environments.  The applicant will be assigned to a Course Designer to assist them during a standard event. The appointed Course Designer will submit a written report to the Association.

Stage 2 - Assisting at a Qualifier/ 2nd Rd show

  • The Applicant will be placed (potentially 2 days) at a show where there is a Second Rd or qualifier. So to widen the experience.  The applicant will be assigned to a Course Designer to assist them during the event. The appointed Course Designer will submit a written report to the Association.

Level 3 Course Designer

Stage 1 - Assisting at a Qualifier/ 2nd Rd show

  • The Applicant will be placed (potentially 2 days) at a show where there is a Second Rd or qualifier. So to widen the experience.  The applicant will be assigned to a Course Designer to assist them during the event. The appointed Course Designer will submit a written report to the Association.

Stage 2 – Assisting at a large show/County Shows

  • The Applicant will be placed at a large show/County Show (potentially 2 or 3 days) where there is a significant public presence. So to widen the experience for those looking to move to Level 3.  The applicant will be assigned to a Course Designer to assist them during the event. The appointed Course Designer will submit a written report to the Association.

Level 4 Course Designer

Stage 2 – Assisting at a large show/County Shows

  • The Applicant will be placed at a large show/County Show (potentially 2 or 3 days) where there is a significant public presence. So to widen the experience for those looking to move to Level 3.  The applicant will be assigned to a Course Designer to assist them during the event. The appointed Course Designer will submit a written report to the Association.

Stage 2 – Assistant at a major show (National Shows/National Championship)

  • The Applicant will be placed at a Major National Championship show (potentially 2 or 3 days) where there is a significant public presence and a significant prestige to the event. So to widen the experience for those looking to move to Level 3.  The applicant will be assigned to a Course Designer to assist them during the event. The appointed Course Designer will submit a written report to the Association.

Officials Experience Programme Application and selection

The Association is committed to the continuous training of its Officials, thus the programme has been designed to allow the Officials to obtain experience at shows beyond their current level with the confidence of mentorship and support. Places on the experience scheme (with bursary) will be limited and candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to the sport and a willingness to progress.

Application forms for the Officials Experience Programme can be found here by contacting the Officials Coordinator at British Showjumping via email on Officials@BritishShowjumping.co.uk

 

British Showjumping Assisted Placement Programme- Course Designers

Trainee & Level 1 Course Designers

Stage 1 - Assisting at a Standard show, in & out of Area/Region (British Novice -130)

  • The Applicant will be placed at a number of show (potentially 5 individual days) within and outside of their own Area at a prominent venues. So to widen the experience and to enable new contacts in new environments.  The applicant will be assigned to a Course Designer to assist them during a standard event. The appointed Course Designer will submit a written report to the Association.

The Assisted Placement Programme

Aims to help with official’s make new connections and contacts in order to development, and to ensure that exposure to the right level of competition is gained, the British Showjumping Assisted Placement Programme for Trainee and level 1 Course Designers allows officials to experience competitions at prominent venues with a variety of Senior Course Designer whilst working with senior officials in a safe environment.

Funding/Expenses

This scheme is completely self-funding.

The Assisted Placement Programme is open to Course Designers Trainee and Levels 1 Course Designers

Application forms for the Officials Experience Programme can be found here by contacting the Officials Coordinator at British Showjumping via email on Officials@BritishShowjumping.co.uk