Horse Show Judging for Beginners: Getting Started As a Horse Show Judge
Equestrian competitions at all levels and in all disciplines are on the rise in size and number. So is the need for qualified judges to officiate at these events. More and more people are responding to fill this need, and to help them enter this exciting and important field, Hallie McEvoy, a veteran judge and acclaimed writer, offers this authoritative yet user-friendly introductory guide.Horse Show Judging for Beginners provides all the essential answers to these and other entry-level questions: Have you the background, interest, expertise and temperament to be a horse show judge?How does one get started, and what are the benefits of mock and learner judging?What are the licensing requirements of various breed and discipline organizations?How do you go about getting judging assignments at schooling, recognized, intercollegiate, and other horse shows?What are the basic requirements of judging English and Western disciplines and breeds?How do you create an efficient and effective "bookkeeping" system of symbols to keep track of and score a class?How should you work with other horse show officials and deal with unhappy exhibitors?How do you know when you're ready to advance through the judging ranks?Drawing from the author's own experiences and including lively and instructive hints and anecdotes from other top horse-show officials, Horse Show Judging for Beginners deserves to be the first stop on any prospective judge's way to the English or Western show ring. (6 x 9, 144 pages, b&w photos, charts)Hallie McEvoy is a USA Equestrian (formerly American Horse Show Association)-Licensed Recorded Judge in Hunter and Hunter-Seat Equitation, is the author of the acclaimed Showing for Beginners. Her articles and photographs have appeared in Horse Show/Equestrian Magazine, Horse Sport, L'Annee Hippique, The Horse, Dressage Today, Sidelines, Horseman's Yankee Pedlar, and many other regional and national publications.
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