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Our online database of Dressage Judges will enable you to locate a suitable dressage judge for your competition. There are over 1000 judges currently on the panel (including trainees) from list 1 to 6, please see below for further details.

  • BD judges fulfill set training and examination criteria in order to become listed
  • Only judges on the Official Judges Panel or FEI judges may officiate at affiliated classes

All judges are prepared to judge at any time and travel any distance unless otherwise stated.

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STANDARDS AT WHICH JUDGES MAY OFFICIATE

Unless stated only one Judge required (see also Special Rules for Qualifiers)

List 1Tests of all levels, for Grand Prix and Intermediate II (non qualifiers) one list 1 Judge is required but for Grand Prix where possible two Judges would be desirable. Young Horse Qualifiers and Non Qualifiers. All Eventing tests.
List 2AAll tests up to and including Intermediate I.
Young Horse Qualifiers and Non Qualifiers. All Eventing tests.
List 2All tests up to and including Prix St Georges.
Young Horse Qualifiers and Non Qualifiers. All Eventing tests.
List 3A All tests up to and including Advanced Medium.
Young Horse Non Qualifiers. All Eventing tests.
List 3 All tests up to and including Medium.
Young Horse Non Qualifiers. Open Intermediate, Intermediate and
Intermediate Novice Eventing Tests.
List 4 All tests up to and including Elementary.
Young Horse Non Qualifiers. Open Intermediate, Intermediate and
Intermediate Novice Eventing Tests.
List 5 All tests up to and including Novice.
Eventing Novice and Open Novice tests. All Riding Club and Pony Club tests.
List 6 Introductory and Preliminary Tests. Eventing Pre-Novice, Open Pre-Novice and Intro classes. Riding Club tests up to and including Novice standard, except when used as a qualifier. All Pony Club tests.

SPECIAL RULES FOR QUALIFIERS AND AREA FESTIVALS

(a) Qualifiers including Freestyle to Music Qualifiers

Grand Prix Intermediate II Intermediate I Prix St Georges Advanced Medium Medium Elementary Novice Preliminary Young Horse Qualifiers
Grand PrixTwo Judges from List 1
Intermediate IITwo Judges from List 1
Intermediate IOne Judge from List 1 or 2A
For Premier Leagues two or three judges one of which must be list 1
Prix St Georges One Judge from List 1, 2A or 2
For Premier Leagues two or three judges one of which must be list 1 or 2A
Advanced Medium One Judge from List 1, 2A, 2 or 3A
MediumOne Judge from List 1, 2A, 2, 3A or 3
ElementaryOne Judge from List 1, 2A, 2, 3A, 3 or 4
NoviceOne Judge from List 1, 2A, 2, 3A, 3, 4 or 5
PreliminaryOne Judge from List 1, 2A, 2, 3A, 3, 4, 5 or 6
Young Horse QualifiersOne Judge from List 1, 2A or 2 AND One Trainer
(See pg 84 of the British Dressage Rule Book 2011)

(b) Area Festivals

For classes at Area Festivals at all levels, if dispensation for only one judge is given, he/she must come from a higher list.

PSGTwo judges, one List 1 and one List 2A/2
Advanced Medium Two judges, one List 2 and one List 3A
MediumTwo judges, one List 3A and one List 3
ElementaryTwo judges, one List 3A and one List 3
NoviceTwo judges, one List 3 and one List 4
PreliminaryTwo judges, one List 3 and one List 4

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