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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 2022:

The International Guest Judge Program has been discontinued effective 1/1/2022!  If you are interested in becoming an AMHA International Judge, please complete the Judge's Application below.  If you wish to become and AMHA Approved Judge, please complete the application below. You will also be required to attend a US based Judge's Seminar and apprentice at 2  US based  AMHA Approved shows. The LOC is working on revamping the International Judge program, so please watch here for more information. 

AMHA INTERNATIONAL JUDGES CLINIC!!!! 

27 MARCH 2022    10AM - 5PM

Venue:  Solihull Riding Club. Four Ashes Road.  Dorridge. Solihull.  United Kingdom  B93 8QE  

Tel :       01564 770180

 

This Clinic features Jon Wolf, the AMHA's Facilitator, a well known and recognized AMHA Senior Judge, and an AMHA LOC Member. His video presentations will present the same judging material as presented live at his Clinics in the US. Several important AMHA classes, and the judging of such, will be thoroughly discussed.

 

Sally Chamberlain, an AMHA Approved Judge, will serve as a hostess for this Clinic,  Sally has attended two of Jon's Clinics in the US and is familiar with his presentations. Working with Sally as a hostess will be Karen Hamilton-Smith, an AMHA International Judge.

 

Cost::   AMHA Judge Clinic fee :    USD $200.00

             AMHA Membership fee:    USD $70.00

             New Judge fee:                  USD $ 50.00

             Total Cost:                          USD $320.00 must be paid to AMHA  prior to attending the clinic

 

Submit forms  with payment information to val@amha.org

PayPal Invoices can be sent upon request

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 www.amha.org 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:

    1. If an Apprentice Applicant is approved he/she must apprentice three (3) AMHA approved shows.

    2. 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.

    3. 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 val@amha.org.

  • 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.

 

2022 AMHA Judges Clinics
Held in conjunction with CBC in Tulsa, OK Feb 2-3, 2022. Please register directly with CBC. Schedule interviews with Val Shingledecker, val@amha.org

 

Held in conjunction with the AMHA Annual Meeting, November of 2022 in the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas area. Details to be announced
 

Please do not hesitate to contact Val Shingledecker in the AMHA office if you have any questions. 817.783.5600, ext. 316 or email val@amha.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.

Name
Status
City, State, Zip
Country
Cards
Year Carded
Clinic
Total Shows Judged
Email
Phone
BLINKHORN, Patricia
International
PO Box 2111, Tamworth, NSW 2340
AUSTRALIA
2010
2008
612.676.71190
BORSTEL, Patricia
International
Watervoort 105, Herentals 2200
BELGIUM
AMHA
2022
2022
0032475609899
CHAMBERLAIN, Alison "Sally"
Approved
Garreg Ganol Whitford, Holywell, Flintshire CH 8 8SD
UNITED KINGDOM
AMHA AMHR ASPC APHC (USA). MHCGB UKAMHS BMHS CHAPS UK VHS (A*) BPS RoR GB PRE BAPS IMHPS (UK)
2018
2022
1745.561.486
DAVENPORT-LISTER, Janet
International
Staple Park Farm, Staple Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA3 5BJ
ENGLAND
UK:BSpPS,IMHPS,EMHA,MHCAB
2004
2022
3
789.066.7056
DUBROECQ, Cedric
International
EBF Training Center, 15 Rue Le Sergeant, Hendecourt Les Ransart 62175
FRANCE
2016
2013
33681460529
FALAHAT, Toga
International
The Conmill, Tamworth Road, Fillongley, Coventry, Wark CV7 8DZ
UNITED KINGDOM
AMHA
2022
2022
44(0)7876595366
FREITAS, Filipe
International
15 Rue Le Sergeant, 62175 Hendecourt
FRANCE
AMHA, AMHR
2022
2022
33784428561
GARDINER, Rosie
International
7 Orchard Close, Dunston, Lincolnshire, LN4 3ER
UNITED KINGDOM
AMHA
2022
2022
617 507414922
HAMILTON-SMITH, Karen
International
Church Cottage, Church Hill Reighton, Near Filey, North Yorkshire Y014 9RX
ENGLAND
MHCGB,IMHPS,AMHA,MHCE
2009
2022
01.723.890027
HUDSON, Natalie
International
10 Swift Close, The Pastures, Hornsea HU18 1LD
ENGLAND
AMHA, PUK, BMHS, VHS, TGCA, USAUK, NCPA
2022
2022
07581394035
JOHNSTON, Alison
International
Rennison Farm, Eppleby, Richmond North Yorkshire DL11 7AL
ENGLAND
2009
2022
044.0.1325710205
JOHNSTON, Stephen
International
Rennison Farm, Eppleby, Richmond North Yorkshire DL11 7AL
ENGLAND
2009
2013
044.0.1325710205
PAZOURKOVA, Veronika
International
Ke Hradu 2, Usti and Labem 40003
CZECH REPUBLIC
AMHA
2022
2022
00420 733103736
PORTER, Sir Christopher
International
146 Brownhill Ave, Burnley, Lancashire
ENGLAND
AMHA
2022
2022
07745768336
VAN MALDEREN, Sandra
International
Karmstraat 65, 8700 Aarsele – Tielt
BELGIUM
AMHA
2022
2022
0032471090845
VERHULST, Guy
International
Baasrodestraat 101, Lebbeke, 9280
BELGIUM
AMHA
2022
2022
32 0488 409215
VINCK, Nathalie
International
Baasrodestraat 101, Lebbeke, 9280
BELGIUM
AMHA
2022
2022
32 477844698

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