CHJA Approval of Judges and Course Designers

Information from the Officials Committee

General Information:

Effective December 1, 2019, all judges and course designers for Group II CHJA shows must be approved by the CHJA Officials Committee (CHJA Rules 4.3D and 4.4).The CHJA Officials Committee has been charged with determining the criteria and process for approval.

USEF rated judges and course designers are automatically approved by the CHJA Officials Committee and do NOT need to go through the CHJA approval process.

Criteria:

Approval as a CHJA judge requires active, good standing membership in CHJA and meeting at least two (2) of the following criteria:

  1. Experience as a judge or learner-judge at five (5) CHJA group II shows managed by three different managers in the past two years.
  2. Attendance at a judges clinic within the past three (3) years.
  3. Provision of three (3) references from individuals in the Colorado hunter/jumper industry.

All applicants for approval must score at least 80% on an open book written test.

Approval as a CHJA course designer requires active, good standing membership in CHJA and meeting at least two (2) of the following criteria:

  1. Experience as course designer for five (5) CHJA group II shows in the past three (3) years.
  2. Attendance at a course designer clinic within the past three (3) years.
  3. Provision of three (3) references from individuals in the Colorado hunter/jumper industry

All applicants for approval must score at least 80% on an open book written test.

Process for approval as a CHJA judge or course designer:

  1. Request an application form from carolomeara@aol.com
  2. Print , answer, and scan/email back the appropriate test to carolomeara@aol.com.
  3. Applications will be reviewed by the Officials Committee and the Officials Committee will either approve, deny, or request additional information. Meeting of the criteria and passing the test do not guarantee approval. Final approval is at the discretion of the Officials Committee.
  4. Notification of the committee decision will be sent to the applicant by email. Applicants who are denied approval will be given an explanation as to why approval was denied.

Expiration and Renewal of Approval

Approval will expire 5 years after the initial approval, at which time judges and course designers must score at least 80% on an open book written test to renew approval.

For More Information:

Contact Kris Nixon, Officials Committee Chair, calvinandsue@yahoo.com

or

Carol O’Meara, Rules and Specs and Show Standards Chair at carolomeara@aol.com

 

Revised January, 2021

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