Judges Levels of Attainment

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 LEVELS OF ATTAINMENT

 The following information indicates the proficiency required to become an AQHA Judge and for current Judges who must complete a Refresher Exam annually.  All Judges exams are now ONLINE.

 

ASSOCIATE JUDGE

Components

 PROFICIENCY

Theory Exam

The applicant must be able to obtain a minimum overall score of 80%

Video Judging

The applicant must be able to:

A. Correctly identify, a minimum of 80% of the 1st and last placed horses in each class.

B. Correctly identify the order of the placegetters; at least 75% of the time.

C. Correctly identify all major penalties in the scored classes; at least 80% of the time

Co-Judging Assignments

The applicant must be able to, at all 3 shows:

A. Correctly identify, a minimum of 80% of the 1st and last placed horses in each class.

B. Correctly identify the order of the placegetters; at least 75% of the time.

C. Correctly identify all major penalties in the scored classes; at least 80% of the time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACCREDITED TRAIL JUDGE

Components

Proficiency

Theory Exam

The Trail applicant must be able to obtain a minimum overall score of 85%

Video Judging

The Trail Applicant must be able to:

A. Correctly identify a minimum of 90% of the 1st and last placed horses in the trail class.

B. Correctly identify the order of the placegetters; at least 85% of the time.

C. Correctly identify all major penalties in the trail at least 90% of the time

 

Co-Judging Assignments

The Trail Applicant must be able to, at all three shows:

A. Correctly identify a minimum of 90% of the 1st and last placed horses in the trail class.

B. Correctly identify the order of the placegetters; at least 85% of the time.

C. Correctly identify all major penalties in the trail at least 90% of the time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VERSATILITY RANCH LEVEL 1

Components

Proficiency

Theory Exam

The VR Level 1 Judge must be able to obtain a minimum overall score of 90%

 

REFRESHER ASSOCIATE JUDGE

Components

 PROFICIENCY

Theory Exam

The applicant must be able to obtain a minimum overall score of 80%

Video Judging

The applicant must be able to:

A. Correctly identify, a minimum of 80% of the 1st and last placed horses in each class.

B. Correctly identify the order of the placegetters; at least 75% of the time.

C. Correctly identify all major penalties in the scored classes; at least 80% of the time

 

REFRESHER ACCREDITED JUDGE

Components

 PROFICIENCY

Theory Exam

The applicant must be able to obtain a minimum overall score of 90%

Video Judging

The applicant must be able to:

A. Correctly identify, a minimum of 90% of the 1st and last placed horses in each class.

B. Correctly identify the order of the placegetters; at least 85% of the time.

C. Correctly identify all major penalties in the scored classes; at least 90% of the time.

 

 

 

REFRESHER ACCREDITED TRAIL JUDGE

Components

Proficiency

Theory Exam

The Trail Judge must be able to obtain a minimum overall score of 85%

Video Judging

The Trail Judge must be able to:

A. Correctly identify a minimum of 90% of the 1st and last placed horses in the trail class.

B. Correctly identify the order of the placegetters; at least 85% of the time.

C. Correctly identify all major penalties in the trail at least 90% of the time

 

REFRESHER VERSATILITY RANCH LEVEL 1 JUDGE

Components

Proficiency

Theory Exam

The VR Level 1 Judge must be able to obtain a minimum overall score of 90%

 

UPGRADE ASSOCIATE TO ACCREDITED JUDGE

Components

Proficiency

Theory Exam

 

The Associate Judge must be able to obtain a minimum overall score of 90%

Video Judging

The Associate Judge must be able to:

A. Correctly identify a minimum of 90% of the 1st and last placed horses in each class.

B.  Correctly identify the order of the placegetters; at least 85% of the time.

C. Correctly identify all major penalties in the scored classes; at least 90% of the time

Co-Judging Assignments

The Associate Judge must be able to, at all three shows:

A. Correctly identify a minimum of 90% of the 1st and last placed horses in each class.

B.  Correctly identify the order of the placegetters; at least 85% of the time.

C. Correctly identify all major penalties in the scored classes; at least 90% of the time