The first Judges Clinic organized by the American Saddlebred Horse Association was held in Lexington, Kentucky, October 3-5.
Twenty four people attended the clinic, including 10 new applicants and 14 licensed judges, working on requirements for promotion and/or for maintenance of licenses in the American Saddlebred, Hackney, Roadster and Saddle Seat Equitation divisions.
According to participants, clinicians Fran Crumpler and Melissa Moore presented information in a professional, precise and enjoyable manner.
Said Crumpler, "The new applicants were very knowledgeable and seemed truly interested in furthering their education regarding judging, rules and regulations, as well as methodology of judging."
"I was very pleased with how our first clinic went and look forward to tweaking upcoming clinics make them even better," said Moore. "We had a great group and appreciate everyone’s input!"
The ASHA thanks Crumpler and Moore, and fellow affiliate USHJA for use of its facility for the classroom portion, and thanks to the Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show, Chuck Walker and Paul Boone for facilitating live ringside judging.
The next Judges Clinic will be held in conjunction with the UPHA/ASHA Convention in January, 2020, in Lexington.
-- via ASHA