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Probationary Judges: Guidance and Assessment Procedures

The BSHA holds an Annual Assessment Day for potential new Judges who are welcome to apply to join the Panel; you will find details in the Guidance Notes below.

There are three levels to the Judging Panel; the Full Panel, a Ride Only Panel and a Probationary Panel.

The system is designed to encourage the training of Judges and to rigorously test them and ensure that they meet the criteria required by the Association.

If accepted onto the Panel, the BSHA offers support and encouragement to Judges. Other Societies recognise the stature of the Association's Assessment Procedures and many Judges also officiate on a number of other Panels.

Sue Rawding is the Chair of the Judges committee and would be happy to discuss any concerns or questions in regard to an application. Sue's contact number is 01440 821414 or email at otherwise contact the office on 01462 437770

The Annual Assessment Day will be held on Wednesday 10th October 2018.
Applications for the 2017 Judges Assessment Day close on Friday 14th September 2018.

  Click here for Guidance Notes

  Click here for an Application Form 2018 (Available soon)

Ride Only Judges

The Ride Only Panel was introduced sometime ago and has helped provide more Judges to support the Panel. These Judges are not able to judge Conformation Sections and as part of the Judges Review, introduced in 2012, the Ride Only Panel was re-structured with the aim to provide a clearer path for people to obtain Full Panel status.

Conformation Training Workshops were created as a result of the Review and these Days are specifically aimed at training and support; they are now open to all BSHA Members.

The Ride Only Panel Pathway information is available using the link below:

  Ride Only Panel Pathway