The Judges Gala

Topic:  Freestyle to Music

Presenter: Jo Graham, BD List 1 Judge, FEI 4* Dressage Judge

Venue:  Spruce Lodge Training Facility, Co.Wicklow

Date:   Monday, 11th November, 2019


Jo rode on the British Young rider team at the European championships in 1982 in Germany and 1983 in Denmark. She competed Internationally at small tour and Grand Prix nationally. Jo has won 3 National titles and had many placings at National Championships on several different horses and now applies her time to the training of others.

Jo is a BD List 1 judge and a 4* FEI International judge, officiating all over the world. She judged at the Pony European Championships in Ireland in 2014 and in Poland in 2019 and Young Riders European Championships in France in 2018.

Jo has been heavily involved in the training and examining of other judges in UK and was responsible for re-structuring the BD exam system

Jo was the inspiration behind starting the dvd series ‘Through the Eye of the Judge’ which includes Freestyle to Music.

The Judges Gala presentation will cover many aspects of judging Dressage Freestyle to Music including points to consider when judging the Artistic side of freestyles. There will be various example tests on dvd from Novice level to Grand Prix along with live freestyle to music tests. 

The day should also prove beneficial to riders and trainers in constructing and riding a freestyle to music with lots of helpful information and advice.

All listed judges participating in the Judges Gala will be eligible to judge Freestyle to Music at their level.

There are 2 HSI CPD points awarded for attendance.

Lunch and refreshments available and included in the fee:

               DI members …………………    €40.00

               All others ………………………  €45.00

All welcome

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