European Judge Applicant Fact Sheet
The following is a
detailed explanation of the application process that
must be completed to become an approved Appaloosa
Horse Club European Judge.
An applicant must be a current ApHC member in good
standing prior to testing to become an ApHC European
Age: An applicant
must be at least 25 and not over 70 years of age.
Application & Application
Fee: An application form must be completed
and the application fee of $100 (U.S.) must be received
prior to testing.
Two (2) personal references must be submitted.
Junior Judging References: All applicants
will be required to junior judge three (3) ApHC shows
with three different regularly carded ApHC judges.
Junior Judging may be done before or after an applicant
successfully completes the European Judges Seminar.
If the applicant chooses to wait and junior judge
after completing and passing the judges seminar testing,
he/she will have two (2) years to complete his/her
junior judging requirement.
When junior judging, the applicant
must judge the entire show and review their placings
with the official judge. The official judge must
complete the Junior Judge Evaluation Form and ApHC
Field Exam and submit it to the ApHC.
It is the policy of the ApHC to
instruct all judge applicants to first contact the
ApHC Judge to obtain permission to junior judge
with them. After arranging a junior judging assignment
with the official ApHC Judge, the applicant must
then contact the show committee, show manager or
show secretary to obtain permission to junior judge
at their show.
A list of shows and their judges
is available on the ApHC Web site at www.appaloosa.com
<http://www.appaloosa.com> or you may contact
the ApHC Show Department or Judges’ Department for
more information. A show calendar is also published
monthly in Appaloosa Journal.
Applicants may only junior judge
with regularly carded ApHC Judges, not ApHC European
There will only be one junior
judge allowed per ApHC Judge per day.
Upon arrival to the show, applicants
should supply the official ApHC Judge with a Junior
Judge Evaluation Form and ask that they complete
and mail it to the ApHC office after the completion
of the show. These forms are available through the
ApHC Judges’ Department.
When junior judging, the applicant
should act as if he/she were the official judge
and follow all judging rules and procedures. For
example, the applicant should not junior judge if
a member of his/her family is showing at that same
Junior Judges are not to discuss
anything with the official ApHC Judge until the
class is complete and the judge’s card has been
turned in. In between classes, the Junior Judge
should discuss their placings with the official
Testing: At the judge’s
seminar, applicants will be video tested and be required
to live judge halter and performance classes. The
applicant will also be interviewed and evaluated by
a panel of ApHC-approved judges. A written rulebook
test will also be issued consisting of approximately
50 true/false and multiple choice questions.
Final Review: The
applicant’s file will be reviewed by the ApHC Judges’
Committee after completion of the seminar. After successful
completion of the seminar, the applicant will have
two years to complete the junior judging requirement.
After junior judging is completed, the applicant’s
file will be reviewed by the ApHC Judges’ Committee
once again. At this time, the ApHC Judges’ Committee
will make the final determination and award ApHC European
judges cards to those individuals whose conduct, ability
and performance warrant the privilege.
For more information,
ApHC Judges’ Coordinator at (208) 882-5578,