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Posted by Equestrian Australia on 15/05/2014.

New Streamlined National Structure for Promotion of Show Jumping Judges

A new streamlined National syllabus for the promotion of showjumping judges is now in place. All judges' clinics will now use the new syllabus.

This means all States will have the same career path, standards, courses and tests for their judges.

The accreditation course for EA Level One covers two days which do not necessarily have to be consecutive days. An EA Level Two promotion clinic is one day and EA Level Three consists of a one day judging clinic plus attendance at both an EA or FEI stewarding clinic and an EA or FEI course-designing clinic within the previous two years. 

A new optional EA Preliminary Level has been introduced nationally which caters for those who are interested in learning and helping to judge but need practical experience. 

Preliminary Judge benefits include insurance cover, EA support, official’s badge, qualified mentors, available education, name on websearch and news.

There are slight changes to the practical and theory pre-requisites needed by participants as requirements for promotion. Details of all requirements and application-for-promotion forms for each level EA Preliminary to EA Level Three are in the “How to Become a Jumping Judge” booklet available on-line or hardcopy from the EA National Office, by phoning 02 8762 7777.

One presenter at all EA clinics will be NJC-approved and FEI Level Two or higher with suitable qualifications and training with the new syllabus. There may also be one lower-level assistant presenter.

Train-the-trainer clinics can be organised by each state or by individual arrangement.