WDAA Offers Western Dressage Judging Seminar in Tulsa, OK February 1 & 2, 2016

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The Western Dressage Association® of America is hosting another Judge’s Seminar as part of the International Equine Judging Seminar (IEJS) at the Hyatt Regency in Tulsa, OK on February 1st and 2nd, 2016. This seminar is an integral part of the Judge’s Education program offered by the WDAA and is considered the first step in the process to attain USEF Western Dressage judge’s licensing.

During the Judge’s seminar, participants will learn about a judge’s perception of gaits, impulsion, submission, rider position and seat in western tack, the rider’s correct and effective use of aids and harmony between rider and horses of different styles. The seminar will focus on the evaluation of horse and rider combinations, scoring tests and providing comments. Working with Debbie Riehl-Rodriquez, Joyce Swanson and Cliff Swanson, participants will have the opportunity to practice scoring several levels of tests on video.

The program is a full two days and will include a Rules Exam, learning terminology, methodology and judging mechanics. Judge Candidates should complete this seminar prior to working on the online evaluations (Step Two), during which each candidate is asked to review, score and comment on videoed Western Dressage rides with professional feedback. Step Three requires each candidate to complete learner judge opportunity, sanctioned by the USEF guidelines found at: https://www.usef.org/_IFrames/LicensedOfficials/Default.aspx

The WDAA also offers an Advanced Training Program (ATP) designed for those with history in judging for Dressage, Western and/or Breed events.

For Registration and more information on the Judge’s seminar and Judge’s Education programs offered through the WDAA, please visit http://www.westerndressageassociation.org/western-dressage-judges-education-program/ or see the CBC information pages at: http://www.pinto.org/cbc_site/cbcforms/cbc_seminar16.pdf or http://www.colorbreedcouncil.com/

Please note that all Judge’s seminar participants must be a WDAA member. The registration fee includes lunch both days.

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