New 2016 Location & Dates
International Equine Carded Judges’
Seminar & Applicant Testing
Equine Judging Academy (Open
Hyatt Regency Hotel
100 East 2nd Street
Tulsa, OK 74103
Judging Academy ...............................
29 - 31, 2016
31 - Feb 3, 2016
Equine Carded Judges’ Seminar ...
3 - 7, 2016
Equine Judges Seminar
Managed by Color Breed Council, Inc.
What The Seminar Offers
The International Equine Judges Seminar provides both currently
carded judges and judge applicants the opportunity to meet
the accreditation requirements of all the participating
associations at one convenient location. A carded judge
may attend for as many associations as he/she is qualified,
but need pay only one seminar fee. Judge applicants must
apply with and pay appropriate fees separately to each association
with whom they are applying, as well as meet the individual
requirements of each association. Each association has its
own requirements to be met before an invitation to the judge
applicant school will be issued.
Who Can Attend?
This seminar and school is only open to judges holding cards
in any of the host associations, or to individuals who have
applied for cards in any of these associations and received
invitations from the association with whom they have applied.
This seminar and school is not open to spectators or exhibitors.
The following are the host associations: Appaloosa Horse
Club, American Paint Horse Assn., Pinto Horse Assn. of America,
Palomino Horse Breeders of America, International Buckskin
Horse Assn., Pony of the Americas Club, American Miniature
Horse Assn., National Snaffle Bit Assn., USA Equestrian
and North American Saddle Mule Assn. In addition, the National
Reining Horse Assn. and National Reined Cow Horse Assn.
hosts a judges school and applicant seminar in conjunction
with the Color Breed Council seminar.
What Happens At The Seminar?
Carded judges will attend seminars on various horse show
events and have the opportunity to keep updated on trends
in the industry, scoring procedures, etc. Judges will also
have the opportunity to video judge to practice their skills
and then hear discussion on why the panel judges placed
the classes they way they did. Additional educational sessions
may consist of topics such as animal welfare, legal bits,
round table discussion on issues that arise at shows, contract
negotiations, etc. For carded judges, this seminar serves
as an educational opportunity and is not designed for testing
judges, but for maximizing the judge's learning experience.
Applicants will video judge, take a written rulebook test
for the associations they are applying with, interview with
a panel of judges, and live judge. This school is designed
to test applicants to determine whether they are qualified
to become an approved judge.
ApHC Judge Requirements
All ApHC Judges must attend an ApHC approved judges' seminar
once every three years in order to retain active judges'
status. No seminar extensions will be granted to judges
who fail to plan for their three-year requirement. All judges
are required to attend the two day seminar scheduled for
carded judges. The roping, cutting and working cow horse
seminars are optional.
All information concerning registration and the complete
schedule will be forwarded to all carded judges. If you
have any questions or are interested in attending, please
ApHC Judges' Department .