Accredited Judges

In order to support and develop Australian Stock Horse Society Judges and Volunteers, the ASHS Judges Accreditation Scheme was introduced in 2005. The scheme has developed over the years and now consists of 4 levels - Probationary, Associate, Level 1 and Level 2.

Level 1 & Level 2 Accredited Judges List   Probationary Judges List

 

Level 1 Judges

Level 1 Accredited Judges

Are you interested in becoming a Level 1 Accredited Judge for The Australian Stock Horse Society? You need to be a financial member of the Society, who is keen to develop the breed.

Young, old, experienced or not this is a great opportunity to learn from the beginning or perhaps brush up on those skills. The most important thing is to keep judging consistent across all events and maintain the standard of excellence of the Australian Stock Horse breed. Keeping in mind that Judges ultimately maintain the standard of the breed, and the tone for competitor behaviour.

To attend a Level 1 Judges Workshop, submit an application to Head Office.
Click to download an Application Form.
Click to complete an Application Form online.

Level 1 Accredited Judges Refreshers
Are you already an Accredited Level 1 Judge who has to do their 3 year refresher to maintain your accreditation?  You have 2 choices – either attend a workshop or complete an Activity Report. You must complete at least one Judges Refresher Workshop in every 6 year period to remain on the Judges list. To attend a workshop please complete either
To refresh you can choose to be remotely assessed, via a Refresher Activity form, if you can’t make it to a workshop. To complete a Refresher, download and complete the Refresher Activity Form and submit to Head Office. This will then be assessed by both the Judging Assessor and the Events Convenor who will review the submitted form against assessment criteria. Head Office will advise of the outcome of this assessment. However, if this option is selected, the Judge must attend a Workshop in 3 years when they are required to refresh their ASHS Judging Accreditation again.  Please contact Head Office if you have any questions.

Or you can attend a workshop to be assessed - a calendar of 2019 workshops is below. This is a great way to refresh your skill and discuss the challenges and issues that all Judges face with other Judges. Check out the dates and apply - either complete the application manually or online to attend.

Upcoming Level 1 Accredited & Refresher Judges’ Workshops:

Dates Workshop State Location
6 - 7 APR 2019 Judges - Level 1 & Refreshers QLD Brisbane Area
4 - 5 MAY 2019 Judges - Level 1 & Refreshers NSW Tamworth
15 - 16 JUN 2019 Judges - Level 1 & Refreshers VIC/SA Victoria or South Australia
6 - 7 JUL 2019 Judges - Level 1 & Refreshers QLD Rockhampton Area
24 - 25 AUG 2019 Judges - Level 1 & Refreshers NT Katherine


Workshops are now run on a user-pays system - once you have completed an application to attend the workshop you will be sent the link to hold your place at the workshop. This is done via our Online Merchandise Store so you will need your Merchandise Store ID and Password handy to complete this transaction. Payment is by credit card. Alternately you can choose to pay now – click here to go to the online store.


Level 2 Judges

Are you a Level 1 Judge in good standing? Do you Judge on a regular basis? Do you want to have the skills you have developed over the years acknowledged? Then you may want to apply for a Level 2 Judges Workshop. 

Click to download a Level 2 Judges Application Form to be added to the waitlist for upcoming workshops.

Upcoming Level 2 Accredited Judges Workshops:

2019 Calendar coming soon!


Probationary Judges

Keen to become a Judge but don’t think you have enough experience? Attend a Judges workshop and begin on the path to becoming a Judge by graduating as a Probationary Judge. This level of Judging allows you to Judge alongside an accredited Judge to gain confidence and experience at Branch Shows. The list above (can this link to the top of the page?) is provided to enable Probationary Judges to gain assistance from Mentor Judges, Show Committee and Branches, to obtain the necessary experience on the path to full accreditation.

To graduate, a Probationary Judge can either attend another Level 1 Workshop to be reassessed or complete three Judging Assignments. The Judging Assignments are to be submitted to Head Office where they will be forwarded to a Judging Assessor and the Events Convenor to determine if the applicant should graduate and become a Level 1 Accredited Judge or make other suggestions for steps to be taken to achieve the accreditation.

Click to download a Level 1 Probationary Judges - Assessment Form.
Click to download a Level 1 Probationary Judges - Eligibility for Graduation Form.


Completed Judges Workshops

Dates Workshop State Location
22 - 23 SEP 2018 Judges - Level 2 Only QLD Gatton
18 - 19 AUG 2018 Judges - Level 1 & Refreshers QLD Mareeba
4 - 5 AUG 2018 Judges - Level 2 Only NSW Scone
16 - 17 JUN 2018 Judges - Level 1 & Refreshers ACT Hall
28 - 29 APR 2018 Judges - Level 1 & Refreshers NSW Manilla Showground
19 - 20 AUG 2017 Judges - Level 1 & Refreshers VIC Wingrove Park
12 - 18 JUL 2017 Judges - Level 1 & Refreshers USA Colorado
17 - 18 JUN 2017 Judges - Level 1 & Refreshers WA Dardanup Equestrian Centre
26 - 27 NOV 2016 Judges - Level 1 & Refreshers NSW Scone Equine Research Centre
12 - 13 NOV 2016 Judges - Level 1 & Refreshers QLD Warwick Motor Inn
25 - 26 JUN 2016 Judges - Level 1 & Refreshers NSW Delungra RSL
12 - 13 DEC 2015 Judges - Level 1 & Refreshers QLD Rockhampton