Thirteen Judges Pass FEI Judges Exam at 2014 CDI-W Stuttgart

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 18:22
FEI Dressage News

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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