Thirteen international dressage judges got promoted to a higher star level by successfully completing the exams held during the 2014 CDI-W Stuttgart in Germany on 20 - 23 November 2014.
Judges from all over the world, including Canada, U.S.A, India and a large group of European judges, attended the exam which took four days during the World Cup qualifier in Stuttgart.
The examination included a written exam with eleven questions about the theory and rules of dressage judging, followed by a day of shadow judging of 15 riders competing in the Stuttgart Grand Prix. The candidates had to do a personal interview with course directors Stephen Clarke and Dieter Schule on Sunday morning.
"The group was divided into two by draw. Seven candidates judged the CDI-W on Friday and eight judged the CDI4* on Saturday," Estonian judge Eva-Maria Vint-Warmington told Eurodressage. "It was exciting to 'judge' such top level performances and to see the warm support from the whole Stuttgart CDI ground jury."
The following thirteen judges were promoted to a new star-level:
Henning Lehrmann GER 4*
Alban Tissot FRA 4*
Kirsten Søgaard DEN 4*
Lars Andersson SWE 4*
Tiina Karkkolainen FIN 4*
Eugenio Rovida ITA 4*
Clive Halsall GBR 4*
Natallia Rubashko BLR 4*
Lee Tubman CAN 3*
Eva-Maria Vint-Warmington EST 3*
Kristi Wysocki USA 3*
Sunil Shivdas IND 3*
Annick Dauban FRA 3*
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