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Officiating in Equestrian Sports

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Information about programs and courses officials.

An official is a person who oversees a competition, or aspect thereof, by applying the rules of the sport. They may be rules directly relating to judgments on performance, time, score and/or upholding the principles of fair play and welfare of the horse.  EA trains and accredits Officials at National level across a variety of disciplines.  EA also liaise with the FEI in regards to international officials. 

The Australian Sports Commission defines the role of officials along the following lines:
 
An official is any person who controls the actual play of a competition by applying the rules and laws of the sport to make judgments on rule infringement, performance, time and score.
 
Officials play a key role in ensuring the spirit of the game and/or event is observed by all.
 
Officials also ensure that all athletes develop through their chosen sport and guarantee the competition is conducted within the spirit of the rules.
 
It is essential that officials provide all people of varying ages the best possible sporting experience, which will ensure their continued participation and development in sport.
 
 
 
 
Eventing Officials Pathway 
 
Becoming an FEI Official

Officiating News and Notice

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