Thirteen international dressage judges passed the FEI judging exam held in Warendorf, Germany, on Monday 9 September 2019, to become an FEI young horse judge.
The FEI judging course and exam were carried out by 5* judges Dieter Schüle and Ghislain Fouarge.
The course and exam were held over three days during the 2019 Bundeschampionate - the German Young Horse Championships at the DOKR/FN headquarters in Warendorf.
The course started on Saturday 7 September 2019 with a theoretical session and videos on the principles of judging young horses, followed by the group watching the 6-year old Dressage Horse Finals. All judges wore a headset and each of them had to comment on one horse through the microphone and was assessed on their commentary. On Sunday 8 September a similar format was followed with the 5-year old Dressage Horse Finals.
On Monday 9 September the German FN had invited eight horses for judging. All candidates had to judge the 8 horses, followed by a discussion of their notes in the afternoon and an oral exam.
Thirteen judges passed the FEI young horse judging course and are now eligible to judge the CDI-YH classes. They are:
- Knut Danzberg (GER)
- Susan Hobson (NZL)
- Sandra Hotz (USA)
- Helen Hughes-Keen (NZL)
- Kari McClain (USA)
- Frederico Pinteus (POR)
- Debbie Rodriguez (USA)
- Kerrie Swan-Bates (AUS)
- Alban Tissot (FRA)
- Janine van Twist (NED)
- Ilja Vietor (SVK)
- Hans Voser (SUI)
- Omar Zayrik (MEX)
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