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CLINIC FOR JUMP JUDGES – BERRY
Fourteen keen participants met for a weekend in August on the NSW South Coast at the Berry Public School to be actively involved in a theory and practical two-day clinic for show jumping judges. The clinic presented by Jan Golding was endorsed by Jumping NSW. It catered for any interest level up to re-accreditation for EA National Level Two.
The topics covered were: an overview of the accreditation process, requirements to be an accredited jumping judge, relationship of Equestrian Australia (EA) and the Federation Equestrian International (FEI), codes of conduct, welfare of the horse, roles and responsibilities of judges, competitions and course plans, disobediences, penalties, eliminations, a practical “Field” trip, rule books and interpretations, scenarios, the national grading system, medication control, risk management, communication skills, conflict resolution, open-book multiple-choice tests and a clinic summary.
Comments after the clinic included: “very informative, very enjoyable, new information, professionally presented with the use of the interactive smart-board”.
It’s a good sign for the future of correct show jumping procedures to know there is a very enthusiastic group of volunteers and officials between Sydney and Bega.
Many thanks to Judy Sweeney and Cathy Hooten and the Berry Riding Club for their support and commitment to show jumping.
Jan Golding (FEI International Judge).