- 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.