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Please call Val Shingledecker at 817.783.5600 extension 316 to request a Judge's Application Packet.
The following is information involved in applying to become an AMHA Carded Judge. Apprentice Applicants are those individuals who do not currently hold a National Equine Card. Carded Applicants are those individuals who do currently hold a National Equine Card. If you have any questions about judge requirements or about completing these forms, please call the AMHA office at 817.783.5600. Reference LO-020 in the AMHA Rulebook for Carded (Approved) & Apprentice Status Rules.
NEW FOR 2021:
LOC has developed an International Guest Judge Program to allow qualified non-AMHA judges to preside over AMHA shows outside of North America. Click here for the International Guest Judge Application
APPROVED INTERNATIONAL GUEST JUDGES FOR 2021
Denise Colebrooke: County Galway, Ireland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachael Ho: West Yorkshire, UK email@example.com
Natalie Hudson: East Riding of Yorkshire, UK, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clive Johnston: County Fermanagh, N. Ireland, email@example.com
Russell Marks: Worcestshire, England, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracey Neesam: South Yorkshire, England, email@example.com
Daniel Park: Lancashire, UK, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Porter: Lancashire, UK, email@example.com
Jill Robinson: Stockton On Tees, UK firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorraine Rowntree: Warwickshire, UK, email@example.com
Helen Singleton-Bell: West Yorkshire, UK, firstname.lastname@example.org
Per the International Guest Judge rules, each IGJ is allowed to judge 2 AMHA shows per year, so contact them quickly!
LOC is revamping the International Judge Program. Watch here for news!
JUDGE APPLICANT INFORMATION
Applicants must submit a complete application with appropriate non-refundable fees (see application for fee schedule) and references.
Applicants must be 19 years of age in order to apply.
Provide a recent photo of yourself in the attire you would wear to judge a horse show. (The photo will remain with AMHA)
Applicants' names will be published in the Miniature Horse World upon receipt of application.
All completed references must be received by the AMHA before your application can be submitted to the Licensed Official Committee.
Applicants are required to complete an Approved AMHA Seminar within twelve (12) months of the application being received in the AMHA Office. Please check the AMHA website at for the complete list of AMHA Judge Seminars. Anyone submitting an application to AMHA will receive seminar information. (see below for seminar information)
During the seminar, applicants are required to complete a Closed AMHA Rulebook Test, Interviews conducted by the Licensed Official Committee and the AMHA Seminar Session. At that time, the committee determines:
If an Apprentice Applicant is approved he/she must apprentice three (3) AMHA approved shows.
If a Carded Applicant is approved he/she must apprentice a minimum of one (1) and up to three (3) AMHA shows.The number of shows to apprentice will be determined by the Licensed Official Committee.
Or if the application will be denied approval.
Applicants must complete apprenticing requirements within twelve (12) months from the date of notification. Failure to complete the application process will result in the file being declared void and require that the application process including repayment of the application fee, be started over.
Applicants will be notified by mail with all appropriate information required to apprentice the required number of AMHA Approved Shows. Refer to LO-020-D in the AMHA Rulebook for all rules regarding Apprentice Judging Requirements.
Once the apprentice applicant's references have been received from the AMHA Judges he or she apprenticed with, the file will be reviewed at the next scheduled Licensed Official Committee meeting to determine if the applicant is accepted as an AMHA Approved Judge, or if the application will be denied approval.
If you are accepted for Approved Status judging status your name will appear in the Miniature Horse World as an Approved Judge. All Approved Judges must maintain their membership in the AMHA. Your name will be added to the list provided to Show Managers/Secretaries seeking the names and addresses of Approved Judges. The list of Approved Judges is posted on the AMHA web site.
Call Val Shingledecker at 817.783.5600, extension 316 to request an AMHA Judge Application or email email@example.com.
How to Reapply See LO-010-C
AMHA JUDGE'S FORMS
“The Licensed Official Committee will post scoring forms for judges to use as a tool for judging classes. They are suggested forms only (not mandatory). The completed forms at an AMHA Approved Show will not be posted for public use as they are tools only for class judging.”
AMHA JUDGE'S SEMINAR
If you need to fulfill your three-year seminar requirement or just sharpen your judging skills, mark your calendar for the following AMHA Approved Clinics.
AMHA Judges must attend the seminar in the year required, carry over into the next year for CBC will no longer be allowed.
AMHA Approved Judges are required to attend the complete seminar. Effective 2004, AMHA Approved judges must be reviewed every six (6) years by the Licensed Official Committee while in attendance of an approved AMHA Judges Seminar (Ref: LO-020-B-4).
AMHA Judge Applicants must participate in an AMHA Closed Rulebook Test, Interviews, and attend the complete seminar.
2019 AMHA Judges Clinic
To be announced at a later date.
Please do not hesitate to contact Val Shingledecker in the AMHA office if you have any questions. 817.783.5600, ext. 316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Approved International Judges
While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these listings, the AMHA assumes no responsibility for errors. Comments regarding the AMHA Judges List should be directed to the L.O.C. Coordinator, 5601 S. Interstate 35W, Alvarado, Texas 76009.
City, State, Zip
Total Shows Judged
PO Box 2111, Tamworth, NSW 2340
CHAMBERLAIN, Alison "Sally"
Garreg Ganol Whitford, Holywell, Flintshire CH 8 8SD
Staple Park Farm, Staple Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA3 5BJ
EBF Training Center, 15 Rue Le Sergeant, Hendecourt Les Ransart 62175
Church Cottage, Church Hill Reighton, Near Filey, North Yorkshire Y014 9RX
Rennison Farm, Eppleby, Richmond North Yorkshire DL11 7AL
Rennison Farm, Eppleby, Richmond North Yorkshire DL11 7AL