Dressage Judges

 

Dressage Judges

The judges are appointed to each event according to their experience and training.

 
Lusitano-Dressage JudgesThe judges are appointed to each event according to their experience and training.   All the judges present in an international competition have to be approved by FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale).   This group rules all the important competitions in the world.   Local and national competitions within countries are also supervised by FEI even though some of them have additional rules or are a little lenient with those used in international competitions.   The norm is that at least seven judges are present during an international competition to be considered official.
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Lusitano-Dressage JudgesThe judges do not sit at a table like during a beauty pageant.   They are sitting in different places around the arena so they can watch every move the horse and rider make from every possible angle.   When they finally get together to discuss their scores, they provide each other with a three dimension result of each horse’s participation and rule accordingly.   The votes are all compared and to be accepted they must all be within an average of five percent of error or difference between each of them.
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Lusitano-Dressage JudgesTo be an international dressage judge, you must have knowledge of horse anatomy and know the rulings and regulations for each exercise and routine.   There may be small variations when judging amateur or non-professional competitions.   But the basics are always the same.   Dressage is a gentlemen’s sport competition and judging is very strict and accurate.
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