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Judge updates

This page is a dedicated space for information only available to listed and trainee judges. Watch this space for downloads, pdfs and all other information available for judges only. 

Newsletter Archive

Help Sheet for Judges on Payment and Tax - click here

Tack Rule Amendment Clarification - click here

How to book onto a Judge Seminar - click here

udging at Horse Trials

For those who judge British Eventing there are aspects of judging that are slightly different. Please click on the link for some guidelines provided by British Eventing.

Guidance on British Eventing (BE) rules for dressage judges and stewards 
Good Judging practice for eventing competitions


Paying Judges Update Notification Dec 2011

As you are aware the subject of paying judges has been talked about a lot this year and we are grateful for all the feedback you have provided on the topic. The Board, over the course of three meetings, have discussed and reviewed all the implications of introducing the payment of judges. The main issues have been around the levels/amounts that judges are to be paid and the timing of introduction. We can now confirm that the Board have agree the following policy;

From the 1 December 2012, judges will be paid the following amounts;

  • Intro to Advanced - £1 per horse/per judge/per class
  • PSG to GP - £2 per horse/per judge/per class

The above judging fee is to be paid in addition to the mileage expenses which organisers still have the responsibility of paying at 0.45p per mile. For those judges that do not wish to be paid and do not want to take the payment, there is still the option for them to remain judging as a volunteer.

We have allowed a long lead in period so that venues may reflect this cost in their entry fees if required.


The Q & A document should answer some of your immediate questions. If this does not answer your specific question please don’t hesitate to contact us in the office and we will be glad to help.


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