• Trained and appointed by British Showjumping
  • Judges have the overall responsibility of a competition ensuring that it runs efficiently and as per the approved schedule and British Showjumping Rules and Regulations. 
  • Close Liaison with Show Organisers and other officials guarantees all involved can enjoy their involvement in the sport with minimum fuss.
  • Roles that Judges carry out when officiating include Time Keeping, Scoring, Result Keeping, Disciplinary, Commentating and Course Walking. 
  • Judges are also responsible for collating the results and arranging for them to be sent to British Showjumping for grading.
  • Judges have a training programme in place, designed to help them through their career from a Level 1 Judge through to Level 3 Judge.  Enough experience and knowledge must be gained at their current level prior to upgrading. 
  • Progression onto the FEI International lists is approved by British Showjumping once the judge meets all the necessary criteria and competencies.

To become appointed as a Level 1 Judge, Trainee Judges would need to undertake and complete the following training pathway:

  • Trainee to Level 1
    • Express an interest with British Showjumping
    • Register as a British Showjumping Non Jumping Official
    • Attend a minimum of 6 shows as a Trainee Judge where the Trainee will be expected to learn the basics of Judging, Setting Up Timing Equipment, Commentating, Writing and Operating the Bell
    • Obtain written recommendation, from a Level 3 Judge with endorsement of application by Regional Official Mentor or Area Representative

If you are interested in becoming a Judge, then please contact the OfficialsCo-ordinator on 02476 698803 or Officials@BritishShowjumping.co.uk.