The process of becoming a dressage judge takes a lot of time and commitment.
This is necessary to ensure quality judging. Many people use their background as a rider or a trainer in dressage to progress into a career in judging.
Please note that Dressage Judging and its associated activities are voluntary.
To apply to become a trainee judge, the following conditions must be met:
The application forms can be found for download at the bottom of this page.
If the judges committee accepts you as a trainee judge, your application will be valid for two years. If you have not become a listed judge by the end of the two years, you will need to re-apply.
As a Trainee Judge, before coming forward for testing, is it recommended that you:
The following suggestions are also made to help Trainee Judges, not only to improve their knowledge but, equally important, to enable them to express their thoughts clearly and concisely. To be able to judge a class, technical knowledge is not enough, it is also necessary to instantly put thoughts into words and, at the same time, evaluate the movement with a mark.
Contact and Reference Information
These are suggestions to help you with your experience.
The FEI dressage handbook is available below