Judges Levels of Attainment

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Applicant for Associate AQHA Judge

 

COMPONENTS:  Written Test; Judging; Interview

To gain your Associate Judges Card you must pass the written and judging tests.

WRITTEN TEST: If an applicant does not pass the written test they will not achieve their Associate Judges Ticket but will be advised which areas they are required to study and encourage them to attend next seminar.

JUDGING ABILITY:  Sections A, B and C.

If an applicant has passed the written test and obtained the minimum percentage in two of the Judging Sections gained and failed the other section by no more than 10% OR the Applicant has not proven proficiency over the 3 sections by no less than 10%, the Judging Panel, in the interview, may grant a pass for this component if the applicant can validate the reasoning for their decisions. These queries will be put to the applicant at the interview and assessed on a case by case basis.

If an Applicant, has passed the written test and reached the minimum percentage in 2 of the Judging Ability sections but marginally failed one, the Applicant will be instructed to organise a co-judging position (at their own expense) with a AA Judge on 3 separate occasions at an Approved AQHA Show, within the next 12 months, and the Judging Convenor will contact the AA Judge and ask for a written performance report on the Applicant.

Application would then be reviewed by the Judging Panel and an Associate Card may be considered without the Applicant having to go through the whole process again a year later.

 

Components

 Proficiency

Written Test

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

Judging Ability

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

Interview

1. Interviewer  to establish the applicants personal confidence 

2. Explain and adequately reason why they placed horses the way that they did

3. Demonstrate an  understanding of the correct procedures that are required whilst judging

4. Is there any areas of the Judging the applicant was concerned with in this seminar

NB: Survey on the Seminar to be given to the applicant and it is to be completed and sent by email or post to AQHA  PO Box 979 Tamworth, 2340 or qhorse[at]aqha[dot]com[dot]au within 14 days 

 

   Upgrading from Associate to Accredited AQHA Judge

COMPONENTS:  Written Test; Judging; Interview

To gain your Accredited Judges Card you must pass the written and judging tests.

 WRITTEN TEST: If an Associate Judge does not pass the written test they will not achieve their Accredited Judges Ticket but will be advised which areas they are required to study and encourage them to attend next seminar.

JUDGING ABILITY:  Sections A, B and C.

If an Associate Judge has passed the written test and obtained the minimum percentage in two of the Judging Sections gained and failed the other section by no more than 10% OR the Applicant has not proven proficiency over the 3 sections by no less than 10%, the Judging Panel, in the interview, may grant a pass for this component if the Associate Judge can validate the reasoning for their decisions.

These queries will be put to the Judge at the interview and assessed on a case by case basis. 

If an Associate Judge, has passed the written test and reached the minimum percentage in 2 of the Judging Ability sections but marginally failed one, the Judge will be instructed to organise a co-judging position (at their own expense) with a AA Judge on 3 separate occasions at an Approved AQHA Show, within the next 12 months, and the Judging Convenor will contact the AA Judge and ask for a written performance report on the Judge.

Application would then be reviewed by the Judging Panel and an Accredited Card may be considered without the Judge having to go through the whole process again a year later.

 

Components

Proficiency

Written Test

 

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

Judging Ability

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

 

Interview

1. Interviewer  to establish the applicants personal confidence on upgrading

2. Demonstrate that they have developed a sound scoring  system / method for all halter and rail classes

3. Explain to the Interviewer a situation that has occurred whilst you have been judging and how did you handle this.

4. Inform the Interviewer of what steps you have taken to improve your judging skills

NB: Survey on the Seminar to be given to the applicant and it is to be completed and sent by email or post to AQHA, PO Box 979 Tamworth,

2340 or qhorse[at]aqha[dot]com[dot]au within 14 days.

 

Accredited Trail Judge Applicant

COMPONENTS:  Written Test; Judging; Interview

WRITTEN TEST: If an applicant does not pass the written test they will not achieve their Accredited Trail Judges Card but will be advised which areas they are required to study and encourage them to attend next seminar.

JUDGING ABILITY:  Sections A, B and C.

If an applicant has passed the written test and obtained the minimum percentage in two of the Judging Sections gained and failed the other section by no more than 10% OR the Applicant has not proven proficiency over the 3 sections by no less than 10%, the Judging Panel, in the interview, may grant a pass for this component if the applicant can validate the reasoning for their decisions. These queries will be put to the applicant at the interview and assessed on a case by case basis.

If an applicant has passed the written test and reached the minimum percentage in 2 of the Judging Ability sections but marginally failed one, the applicant will be instructed to organise a co-judging position (at their own expense) with a AA Judge on 3 separate occasions at an Approved AQHA Show, within the next 12 months, and the Judging Convenor will contact the AA Judge and ask for a written performance report on the Judge.

Application would then be reviewed by the Judging Panel and an Accredited Trail Judges Card may be considered without the applicant having to go through the whole process again a year later.

Components

Proficiency

Written Test

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

Judging Ability

The 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

 

Interview

1. Interviewer  to establish the applicants personal confidence

2. What is a Trail Class to be judged on

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the correct procedures that are required whilst judging

 

NB: Survey on the Seminar to be given to the applicant and it Is to be completed and sent by email or post to AQHA, PO Box 979 Tamworth,

2340 or qhorse[at]aqha[dot]co[dot]au within 14 days.

 

Associate Judge due to attend a Seminar

who is not sitting for an upgrade

COMPONENTS: Judging Ability sections A, B, C and Interview

Components

 Proficiency

Judging Ability

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

Interview

Failure to meet the percentages in A, B and C, the Associate Judge will be interviewed by the Judging panel to remediate specific issues that have been detected.

NB: Survey on the Seminar to be given to the applicant and it is to be completed and sent by email or post to AQHA  PO Box 979 Tamworth, 2340 or qhorse[at]aqha[dot]com[dot]au within 14 days 

 

 

Accredited Judge due to attend a seminar

COMPONENTS: Judging ability sections A, B, C, D and E and Interview

Components

 Proficiency

Judging Ability

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

D. Correctly identify all minor penalties at least 85% of the time

E. Demonstrate that they have developed a sound scoring system/ method for all halter and rail classes

 

Interview

Failure to meet the percentages in A, B, C and D, the Accredited Judge will be interviewed by the Judging panel to remediate specific issues that have been detected.

NB: Survey on the Seminar to be given to the applicant and it is to be completed and sent by email or post to AQHA  PO Box 979 Tamworth, 2340 or qhorse[at]aqha[dot]com[dot]au within 14 days