Invest in the future of your sport and become a dressage judge.

Judging expands your knowledge and understanding of dressage – which can also assist and improve your training and riding skills

Here’s all you have to do:

The Boring Stuff

  • Be over 18 years of Age
  • Be a financial member of ESNZ and own a current rule book
  • Become a member of your local Area Dressage Group (if they have separate membership)
  • Attend one local Judges Clinic when in your area

Practical Stuff

  • Sit-in on Level 1 and 2 classes three times with a National judge
  • Write at Level 1 and 2 five times with a National judge
  • Shadow-Judge at Level 1 and 2 three times with a National judge

Once you’ve completed the practical stuff, your worksheet and Judge’s Application Form are signed by your local Area Judges Officer and sent to the DNZ Judges Sub-committee.

You will then receive a set of questions to answer (mainly about rules and dressage terminology).  Answer those correctly and congratulations! You’re ready to start!

The Fun Stuff

As a List 5 registered ESNZ Dressage Judge you are able to judge Level 1 and 2 at graded competition days when accompanied by a more experienced judge. You must be a List 5 judge for a minimum of one year before working towards upgrading to List 4.

OFFICIAL STATUS OF LIST JUDGES IN NEW ZEALAND

List 1 Judges  –  Official National Judge

Lists 2A, 2 and 3 Judges  –  National Judges

List 4 and 5 Judges  –  Candidate National Judges

If you would like to find out more, please contact Linda Warren-Davey on 03 312 0211 or 027 300 0145 or email ponytail007@gmail.com and make the first step today!

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We thought it would be nice to introduce our committee, with a small write up of where they started and where they are now.
First up we are starting with our riders rep's. We are lucky enough to have 2 of them. Being Sophie Griffith and Beth Condon being our youth riders rep.
Here we have Sophie's story. Beth's to follow. 🙂

Please riders, by all means approach these lovey young ladies with any query at all. In fact we encourage it. They are happy to help 🙂

Hi my name is Sophie Griffith and I am the rider’s rep for Canterbury Dressage.
I am a professional rider running my equestrian business SSG Equestrian from Leeston Canterbury.
I started riding at the age of 5 rising to 2 star Eventing over subsequent years.
My real passion now lies with dressage, I have produced my own horses up to young rider level and
South Island level 7 champion, and continue to ride at all levels. I school horses for others, sale on behalf and lessons.
I continue my training with Vanessa Way; I have a young team of horses who you will often see at Dressage.
If I can be of any help, pass on any queries you may have, thoughts on how things are running, please feel free to contact me.
Our horse truck is very visible at events please call in and say hi, if not contact me via Canterbury dressage , my SSG Equestrian facebook page or my web site www.ssgequestrian.com
Look forward to meeting up with you all.
Regards
Sophie
SSG Equestrian
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Entries now open for the BetaVet Canterbury Dressage Winter Series 4/7/21.
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