Dressage Judging Pathway

Prelim

  1. Learner Judge has created log book for tests completed **
  2. Shadow Judge 20 tests under minimum of 2 separate qualified Judges
  3. 20 Tests have to be within 5% of qualified Judges
  4. Written exam / multiple-choice / 30 mins max on dressage rules ***
  5. Peer review meeting to discuss and agree qualification
  6. Sub Committee send qualifying letter to ZANEF to approve or recommend next steps

Novice

  1. As above but 25 tests required to be completed
  2. Recommended that a minimum of 3 months spent judging grade prior to moving up
    OR Judge no less than 60 Novice tests in GRADED competitions in a minimum of 3 months

Elementary & Elementary Medium & Medium

  1. As above but 30 tests required to be completed
  2. Recommended a minimum of 9 months spent judging grade prior to moving up
    OR Judge no less than 60 Elem / EM / Medium tests in graded competition in a minimum of 6 months
  3. Must have ridden to Elementary / Elem Med / Medium grade with minimum score of 60% under two separate judges

Advanced & Prix St George

  1. As above but 35 tests required to be completed
  2. Recommended a minimum of 12 months spent judging grade prior to moving up
  3. Must have ridden to PSG / Advanced Grade with a minimum score of 60% under 2 separate Judges

Lapsed Judges

If a Judge is unable to actually judge at a registered show for 12 months or more then they will be required to shadow judge for a minimum of three shows to regain qualification at their grade.

**   Judges Log Book to detail dates of shows, own test results compared to qualified judges’ results and signature of relevant Judge as sign off.

***  Dressage rules are inclusive of ZANEF, DSA and FEI Rules relating to your grade