Dressage Ireland

Judges Training Notices

Past Training Notice

Joint Press Release from Eventing Ireland and Dressage Ireland





Following a recent meeting, Eventing Ireland and Dressage Ireland discussed the topic of the increasing use of non-listed Dressage Ireland judges at events.


Previously the Eventing Ireland rules stated that either unlisted or de-listed judges can judge both the EI90 and EI100 classes. 


The Eventing Ireland rule now states that:


Judges must be drawn for the current year's judges list of either Dressage Ireland, British Dressage or the FEI (dressage and eventing).


For 2018, non-Listed Dressage Ireland Judges may be used for EI90 classes only but from 2019 onwards they must be a listed Dressage Ireland Judge. 


This is to ensure that athletes competing in these classes, particularly with younger horses, get awarded marks and suitable training comments to the standards required by Dressage Ireland.


Listed below are the options to become a Dressage Ireland Judge:


·         If you are a lapsed/de-listed DI Judge who is currently judging for EI and wish to be re-instated on the official DI Judges List, you need to apply to the Dressage Ireland Judges Committee.  You will be required to attend two Judge Training sessions after which you will be allowed to judge one level below your original List. 


·         If you are a lapsed/de-listed DI Judge and wish to judge at your original List, you must attend two Judge Training sessions then sit the exam for your original List.


·         If you are an unlisted judge who has never been listed with Dressage Ireland, British Eventing or the FEI, you will need to undergo training with Dressage Ireland. 


In addition


·         You must be a member of Dressage Ireland (membership is €55)

·         You must have ridden at Novice level as a minimum


A list of upcoming Judges Training Dates are listed below:




Judge Tutor

11 February 2018  

List 5 and 6 at Killossery EC

Theory at Kettles Hotel, Swords, 10:00-12:00.

Dermot Cannon

18 February 2018

Trainee level, Introduction to Dressage Judging.  

DI competition at Annaharvey Farm

Alison Mastin Moore

24 March 2018

List 3 and 4 at DI competition Danescroft EC

Linda Whetstone

7 April 2018

List 3 and 4, List 5 and 6 taken separately

Interactive at the Winter Finals, Cavan

List 3 and 4:  Linda Whetstone

List 5 and 6: Dermot Cannon

8 April 2018

Open to all; focusing on Advanced Medium and upwards

At Winter Finals, Cavan

Linda Whetstone


Lists 3 to 6 exams will be held at the Winter Finals, Cavan, on Sunday 8 April 2018.  

(Also at the National Championships in September2018 at Cavan.)


The full list of training dates can be found on the Dressage Ireland website, or by clicking  https://www.dressageireland.ie/judges/training-notices/index.php?id=65

Dressage Ireland and Eventing Ireland may facilitate an additional exam date (if required) to reinstate or upgrade judges to the current DI Judges List.  This will also be open to DI judges wishing to upgrade.

If you require more information or have questions regarding Judges training, please contact a member of the Dressage Ireland Judges Committee https://www.dressageireland.ie/judges/committee/

A full list of Dressage Ireland judges can be found by clicking https://www.dressageireland.ie/judges/list/

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