- A judge should not judge for more than 5 hours (including breaks) unless by prior arrangement with the judge concerned.
- There should be a break of 10 minutes between classes to allow the judge to familiarise themselves with the new test.
- There should be at least a 10 minute break every 90 minutes (this applies particularly to Eventing Ireland competitions).
- Judges and Pupils - to avoid conflict of interest, a six week period must elapse between a training session with a rider and being judged by the trainer who is a judge. Regions will advertise their judges before close of entries.