Judges

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WE United recognizes four levels of Judge Licensure for Working Equitation competitions in the United States:

  • Learner (L) judges are eligible to officiate over Working Equitation schooling shows.
  • Recorded (r) judges are eligible to officiate over B-Rated competitions, up through Intermediate level classes.
  • Registered (R) judges are eligible to officiate over A-Rated, B-Rated, and Regional Championship competitions at all levels.
  • Senior (S) judges may officiate over all WE competitions at all levels in the United States, with no restrictions.

Event organizers are encouraged to contact the judges directly if they are interested in having them officiate at an event they are hosting.

Honorarium rates will vary, based on the individual judges’ availability and proximity to the event, etc.  To help with planning / budgeting, we recommend that the following minimum honorariums be considered:

  • “L” Judges: $250/judging day
  • “r” Judges:  $350/judging day
  • “R” and “S” Judges: $450/judging day

Organizers should plan to cover travel costs (transportation, lodging, and meals) as well as an honorarium for each judging day.  It is generally better to pay reimbursable expenses (travel costs) separate from honorariums due to tax requirements.

The following people have successfully completed judge training and earned certification as Working Equitation Judges.

SENIOR (S) JUDGES

KENTUCKY

TEXAS


REGISTERED (R) JUDGES

CALIFORNIA

TEXAS

WE UNITED “R” JUDGES LIVING OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

AUSTRALIA


RECORDED (r) JUDGES

CALIFORNIA

ILLINOIS

OREGON

WASHINGTON


LEARNER (L) JUDGES

CALIFORNIA

NEBRASKA

OREGON

TEXAS

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON

WE UNITED “L” JUDGES LIVING OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

CANADA


WE United Technical Delegates

WE United recognizes two levels of Technical Delegate (TD) Licensure for Working Equitation competitions in the United States: “TD” and “L” License Holders.

A “TD” license will be required for technical delegates at all A-Rated and Championship competitions licensed after July 1, 2017.  WE United encourages show managers to utilize either “TD” or “L” license holders for B-Rated competitions.

The following people have successfully completed TD training and earned certification as Working Equitation TDs.

TECHNICAL DELEGATES

ARIZONA

CALIFORNIA

NORTH CAROLINA

TEXAS

WE UNITED TDS LIVING OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

ALBERTA, CANADA

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

LEARNER (L) TDs

OREGON

WE UNITED “L” TDS LIVING OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

AUSTRALIA


INTENSIVE JUDGE SEMINAR

The 2019 U.S. Licensed Officials Seminar, once again taught by International Judge Trainer Antonio Vicente, Ph.D.,  will be held April 4-8, 2019 in Old Town, San Diego, California. We invited the Confederation for Working Equitation to recognize the seminar as well, following the model established in 2018, when the two groups collaborated on the seminar taught by Dr. Vicente. As of now, the Confederation has opted to recognize the seminar for Continuing Education for already-licensed judges only.

Please note: attendance at the seminar does not guarantee that you will be issued a judge and/or TD license.

If you are interested in applying for a Judge License (either initial or promotion), please fill out the following Application (see link below).

Application for Judge Licensure

If you are interested in applying for a Technical Delegate License, please fill out the following Application (see link below).

TD Application

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Beginning December 1, 2018, all WE United licensed officials (both Judges and Technical Delegates) must successfully meet continuing education requirements as outlined in the WE United Licensed Officials Program in order to maintain their licenses.

Continuing Education Documentation should be submitted to the Licensed Officials Committee no later than November 30 each year for Judges and no later than November 30 in the year in which a license is due to expire for TDs.

Continuing Education Documentation: Judges

Starting in 2019, WE United Judges need to complete continuing education. Such continuing education may take the form of attendance at judge seminars, officiating at WE United licensed competitions, and competing in licensed working equitation shows. In addition, Judges must pass an annual written test on the United States Rules for Working Equitation.

Continuing Education Documentation: TDs

Starting in 2019, WE United Technical Delegates need to complete continuing education requirements every three years. Such continuing education may take the form of attendance at judge/technical delegate seminars, officiating and/or volunteering at WE United licensed competitions. In addition, TDs must pass an annual written test on the United States Rules for Working Equitation.

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