Obsoletely Fabulous! June 08 2013

Don't put judges on the warm up...put them out to pasture and let technology take over

The dressage judging is under attack. So what else is new? Judges are awarding points based on how they expect a combination to perform, instead of awarding points for what they are actually seeing in the test. So say the riders.

"If a judge is neither informing himself through the print media nor via the internet one doesn't know which way a horse has been trained. On an international level a judge has no place in the warm-up ring and doesn't know what happens or happened there. He only sees the horse in the arena and compares it with the demands and in relation to the rivals."Read more...http://epona.tv/blog/2013/february/obsoletely-fabulous