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Judges Newsletter 2015


At the recent meetings of the DI Judges Committee, it was decided to send a Newsletter to the judges to clarify training issues and to inform of upcoming events and changes.

National Judge Training

  • It is compulsory for a judge to attend one National Judge training per year.

  • If a judge has not attended a Judge Training day for one year, he/she is hidden from the Judges List and must attend two Judge Training days in the subsequent year in order to be re-instated on the Judges List.

  • After a period of two years without attending National Judge training, a judge will be required to attend two National Judge training sessions and judge at a level below their current list or, alternatively, sit the exam appropriate to their level before re-instatement can occur.

  • If a judge has not attended National Judge training for more than two years, the judge is removed from the list and must apply to the Judges Committee for re-instatement.

At present, two Judge Training days with Linda Whetstone have been scheduled for 2015: Monday, 9th March, 2015 at Ennis Showgrounds, Co.Clare.

Tuesday, 10th March, 2015 in the Northern Region, Portmore International Arena, Georges Island rd, Aghalee, BT67 0DW from 14:00–20:00.

Entry form with payment to be sent in before Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 for both venues.

It is envisioned to have two more Judge Training Days at DI Competitions; venues in the Northern Region and in the South are being sought.

It was decided that the National Championships, because of the availability of larger entries at the higher levels, will be used for List 1–3 Judge Training only.

Upgrading Exams

This is an official call for those judges and trainee judges, who are interested in upgrading or coming onto List 6, to send in by Friday, 30th January, 2015, the appropriate forms as outlined on this website. The judge’s committee will start looking at dates and venues for organizing mock and proper exams for 2015.

The number of days to be organized is dependent on the amount of people interested in sitting exams.

We appreciate that a number of people would like to confirm exam dates as soon as possible to help with their yearly planning of various events and holidays. Therefore, it is in your interest to contact us as soon as possible and especially before the deadline date, in order to confirm dates for you.

Mock exams are still a pre-requisite for sitting the upgrading exam and are used as a practice for candidate judges before sitting the exam proper. However, there will be no pass/fail assigned to the Mock exam. After the Mock exam which will include a recommendation for proceeding to the upgrading exam, the decision regarding going forward to the upgrading exam will rest with the candidate judge. If there are more candidates for the upgrading exam than available places, more upgrading exams will need to be scheduled.

Log books are to be re-introduced as they were deemed to be important and necessary as a certified record of the judge’s training and experience.

On behalf of the Judges Committee:

Happy New Year and Happy Judging in 2015.

List of Current Training Notices

There isn’t any judges training currently available.

List of Past Training Notices

24/08/2018 - Judges Training and Gala entry Forms

15/06/2018 - Dates, Dates, Dates

26/03/2018 - Extra Judges Training

06/02/2018 - More Judges Training

26/01/2018 - Joint Press Release from Eventing Ireland and Dressage Ireland

15/01/2018 - Judge Training Plans for 2018

24/11/2017 - HSI CPD points awarded for December Judge Training

16/11/2017 - 2018 List 1 and 2 Judge Training , UK

06/11/2017 - Judges Gala 2017

27/09/2017 - Dressage Ireland Judges Gala 2017

11/09/2017 - National Judge Training at the National Championships,Cavan

20/03/2017 - National Judge Training at the Winter Finals, Cavan

07/03/2017 - Introduction of Panel Judging to Regional Shows

15/02/2017 - More National Judge Training in 2017

23/12/2016 - National Judge Training in 2017

25/08/2016 - Start time for the National Judges and Training Gala 2016

27/07/2016 - Judges Gala Free of Charge to Listed DI Judges

13/07/2016 - Call for Scribes

02/06/2016 - National Training & Judges Gala

13/05/2016 - Summer National Judge Training Session at Coil Óg

04/03/2016 - Extra National Judge Training Session in Cork

22/01/2016 - First Judge Training Sessions for 2016

02/09/2015 - Judges Gala 2015

05/08/2015 - National Judge Training at Cavan

27/07/2015 - Judges Committee Strategic Plan

05/07/2015 - Judges Training

18/05/2015 - National Judge Training in July

20/03/2015 - National Judge Training at NID Spring Festival

20/03/2015 - Mock Exams 2015

24/02/2015 - Reminder

14/01/2015 - Judges Newsletter 2015

14/01/2015 - Spring National Judge Training

13/11/2014 - National Judge Training

22/09/2014 - Judges gala

04/09/2014 - Judges Gala on Monday 29th September 2014 at Spruce Lodge

17/07/2014 - Protocol for limited exemption from Dressage Ireland National Training for Judges

28/05/2014 - Upcoming Judge training in August

14/12/2013 - Judge training days in February 2014

20/10/2013 - Nominations for new Judges and Judges wishing to upgrade in 2014

16/10/2013 - Video Judge Training Day postponed

13/09/2013 - Northern Ireland Judges Group Winter Dates 2013/2014

12/09/2013 - Autumn Judge training days details and entry forms

15/08/2013 - Judge’s Seminar 2013

07/08/2013 - Judges News Autumn 2013

10/12/2012 - Northern Ireland Judges Group

06/12/2012 - 2013 Judge Exam Applications

23/11/2012 - Last Judge Training of 2012 Sunday 9th and Monday 10th of December

24/09/2012 - Northern Ireland Judges group meetings 2012/13

24/08/2012 - Judges Seminar with Jennie Loriston-Clarke on 24th September 2012

18/05/2012 - Judge Seminar 2012

14/02/2012 - 2 Judge training days in March with Linda Whetstone

28/10/2011 - 2012 Judge Exam Applications

05/10/2011 - 2 Judge training days in November

08/09/2011 - The Annual Judge Gala, with Peter Holler at Kill EC

16/07/2011 - British Dressage National Convention

20/06/2011 - Olympic Para Dressage and List 1 judge in South Munster for training

01/06/2011 - Next Meeting of the Northern Ireland Judges Group

31/05/2011 - Equestrian Skillnet and Dressage Ireland Judges Gala Tuesday 6 September 2011

14/04/2011 - Next meeting of the Northern Ireland Judges Group

24/02/2011 - Judges Trip to the European Dressage Championships Rotterdam

24/02/2011 - Judges Trip to the British Dressage National Judges Convention at Hartpury

24/02/2011 - Chritmas Party!

08/12/2010 - NR Judges Group Christmas Party Postponed

23/11/2010 - Judges News - December 2009

27/10/2010 - Judges Training in Northern Region

04/10/2010 - NR Judges Group Meeting

02/10/2010 - Judge Training with Linda Whetstone in November

30/06/2010 - Judges Training

05/06/2010 - Judges Seminar

05/06/2010 - Judges Training