Thirteen Judges Pass Exam for FEI Young Horse Judge in Warendorf

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 16:22
Thirteen judges pass the CDI-YH judging exam in Warendorf, led by Dieter Schüle (far left) and Ghislain Fouarge (far right)

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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