Posted Date: April 15, 2013
Arizona judging clinic turns out new judges.
Each year USDAA offers judging seminars that serve to provide intensive instruction to those wanting to understand the philosophy behind the rules, how to interpret the regulations, how to apply course design guidelines at each level of competition and style of class, and to test individuals interested in becoming "Approved" judges.
Some attendees are there to further their knowledge as a competitor, while others are ready to take the test, and give of themselves as judges to serve as officials so that others can compete.
David Hanson, USDAA judging instructor and senior USDAA judge, pointing out key points on a course presented in the course design workshop portion of the clinic. Photo courtesy of Field Ranch Photography.
Congratulations to Kit Erskine of Vermont, and Heather Chase and Kama Rueschenberg, both of Arizona, for their successful completion of the judging clinic. They will soon be added to the Advanced Judges List as apprentices under supervision.
USDAA's next clinic in 2013, will be in St. Charles, Illinois, June 20-23. USDAA welcomes all competitors who want to learn more about the rules and regulations, course design, course building and practical aspects of judging, as well as those wishing to test for official judging credentials. See the USDAA Event Calendar for details and availability in your area.