Packed timetable announced for Judges Convention

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 15:45 GMT

The Training and Education team is proud to present the full timetable for this year’s National Judges Convention, kindly supported by the BDSC.

The event takes place at the outstanding Buckinghamshire venue Addington Equestrian on Tuesday 9 April and will start at 9.50am with an introduction to the day by our three standout hosts, Isobel Wessels, Clive Halsall and Judy Harvey.

Join us as we aim to consider the different viewpoints of judges at the different viewpoints in the arena and how this affects the judge, the rider and the result. Each session will involve in depth discussion evaluating the movements performed and exploring how these can be improved with each combination.

Expect a highly interactive day with plenty of time allowed for questions and healthy discussion, plus a dedicated question and answer session at the end of the day. Within each session attendees are invited to judge the movements using the dedicated scoring pages included in the complimentary event programme. To start the day, Novice 37a will be judged aloud, before all other sessions are open for attendees to have the opportunity to score what they see.


9.50 Welcome to the National Judges Convention
10.00 Novice – Incorporating Novice 37a
10.40 Elementary – Incorporating Elementary 59
11.20 Medium – Trot sequences and lateral work
12.00 Advanced Medium – Canter sequences and flying changes
12.45 Lunch break
1.45 Prix St Georges – Trot sequences and centre lines
2.20 Prix St Georges – Canter sequences
2.55 Grand Prix – Canter sequences
3.30 Grand Prix – Trot sequences, passage and piaffe
4.00 Questions and conclusions

Tickets are £30 for listed judges and for trainee judges and all others they are £35, booking fees apply.