British Showjumping
The Official Website of British Showjumping

Sunday, March 26, 2017


Judge

British Showjumping Judges Training & Development Pathway

British Showjumping has recently had a major review of the Officials Pathway to ensure that it is fit for purpose and helps recruit, retain and develop our Officials Workforce.

A major part of this review process was to streamline the pathway for our Officials to initially become listed with British Showjumping, and then to help them progress and upgrade through the relevant pathways.

As a result of this review, each Judge will now classified at one of the following levels:

  • Trainee Judge (formerly Prospective Judge)
  • Level 1 Judge (formerly Associate Judge)
  • Level 2 Judge (formerly 1* Judge or Full Judge)
  • Level 3 Judge (formerly 2* Judge)

The reason for the name change to the Level of Judges is to help make the identification of Judges Levels easier for all involved, and also align ourselves with other sports and the UKCC Coaching Pathway.  

 

To view the Judges Training & Development Pathway, please click here.

To view the Judges Competencies Please click here

 

Description of the Education System for Judges

 

Officials Logbook

The Officials Logbook has been created to help aid, track and monitor development through the Officiating Levels.  The Logbook captures some of the key Criteria and Competencies of each Level and is used as a guide for recommendation. Officials who are upgrading will be expected to complete this as part of their upgrade. So to help show depth of knowledge and experience. Logbooks can be downloaded here.  (OF11)

 

Regional Official Mentors

The Regional Official Mentors were introduced to help Officials on a more local basis with any questions, queries or problems that may arise.  Each of the Regional Official Mentors were appointed following an application process, and were appointed as proactive and forward thinking individuals who displayed experience in developing and progressing individuals.  The Regional Official Mentors will also act as a link between Regional Officials and British Showjumping HQ.  Details of the Regional Official Mentors can be found by clicking here.

 

Level 1 Judge

Initial Training

 

  • Express an interest with British Showjumping & Register as a Non Jumping Official
    • Application for Membership as a Non Jumping Official
    • British Showjumping Official - Application Form
  • Contact details for the Regional Official Mentor passed over to the Trainee Judge to arrange getting some experience at affiliated events and Area Representative informed.
  • http://www.britishshowjumping.co.uk/page/Regional-Mentors
  • Attend events with British Showjumping Judges of at least Level 2 status to gain experience understanding the role of a Judge, the responsibilities of a Judge, operating and setting up the timing equipment, operating the back up stopwatch and writing the results cards for the Judges at affiliated events
  • Completion of log book detailing events attended and roles complete (OF11)
  • Before appointment, the Trainee Judge must have a written report recommending them for appointment as a Level 1 Judge from a Level 3 Judge with endorsement of application by Regional Official Mentor or Area Representative. (OF3)
  • Minimum of 18 years of age at appointment
  • Once the above has been completed, the Trainee Judge is then appointed as a L1 Judge

 

Retention Policy

  • Level 1 Judges must officiate at a minimum of 6 British Showjumping show days a year
  • Must attend an officials training event once every two years

Any Judge who does not meet the above criteria may be re-classified as of the 1st of Jan each year.

 

Level 2 Judge

Upgrade Process

  • Complete a minimum of 12 show days as Level 1 Judge prior to applying for upgrade
  • Completion of log book detailing events attended and roles complete (OF11)
  • Submit an Application for Upgrade, endorsed by your Regional Official Mentor detailing appropriate experiences and reports (OF8)
  • Attend an Officials Training Event
  • Judge with a Level 3 judge obtaining a satisfactory report (OF9)
  • Attend 1 Day with a Level 5 Course Designer to understand how to walk a course, the principles of Course Designing and what constitutes a safe course obtaining a satisfactory report (OF10)
  • Attend 1 Day with a Stipendiary or FEI Steward to understand the role and responsibilities of the Steward and how they can assist the Officials and Show Organisers whilst deployed at a venue, obtaining a satisfactory report (OF10)
  • Successfully pass the Level 2 Assessment Day including,
    • written exam,
    • oral exam,
    • timing test
    • course walk.
  • Appointed as a Level 2 Judge

 

Retention Policy

  • Level 2 Judges must officiate at a minimum of 6 show days a year
  • Must attend an officials training event once every two years

Any Judge who does not meet the above criteria may be re-classified as of the 1st of Jan each year.

 

Level 3 Judge

Upgrade Process

  • Complete a minimum of 24 show days as Level 2 Judge prior to applying for upgrade
  • Must have passed Level 2 assessment day (within a period of three Years)
  • Completion of log book detailing events attended and roles complete (OF11)
  • Attend an Officials Training Event
  • Submit an Application for Upgrade endorsed by your Regional Official Mentor detailing appropriate experiences and reports.(OF8)
  • Submit Dates for assessment. All applications to be submitted no later than 1st March of the year in which the candidate is to be assessed
  • Judge with a Level 3 judge obtaining a satisfactory report (OF9)
  • Pass the Level 3 Live assessment, written paper and Final Interview.
  • Appointed as a Level 3 Judge

 

Retention Policy

  • Level 3 Judges must officiate at a minimum of 10 show days a year
  • Must demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Must attend an officials training event once every two years

Any Judge who does not meet the above criteria may be re-classified as of the 1st of Jan each year.

 

Further Details

More details regarding these pathways can be explained if necessary; however if anybody has any feedback or comments regarding these, please do not hesitate to contact the Sport Team Administrator (Officials) on 02476 698803 or Officials@BritishShowjumping.co.uk.

 

 


Membership Online

Search for a Horse
Search for a horse
Use our comprehensive search system to get information about horses from our records.
BSJA Horse Search
GO



PRINT PAGEEMAIL PAGE
close this window?
EMAIL THIS PAGE TO A FRIEND
Send the page:
To:

Your Details: