AHSA Judges

All AHSA Accredited Judges have passed the AHSA approved written and practical assessment, have been classified by The Guild (formerly, the Judges Executive Committee) and approved by The Board of Directors. Judges are classified for one of the following Panels: International Level A Judge, International Level B Judge, National Level Judge, Level Two Judge and Level One Probationary Judge.

“Level One Probationary Judge” is a person who has passed the approved written and practical assessment and is therefore so classified by The Guild and approved by the AHSA Board, and is entitled to officiate alone at any recognised show with a show grading of ‘B’ (Non Titled) which he/she is invited to judge. All persons when first approved for classification as an AHSA Panel Judge shall first receive a Level One Probationary Judge status regardless of age or experience (unless the Judge has previously qualified as an Arabian Judge on a recognised Arabian Judges' Panel of another country as recognised by the Society). Upon application, a Level One Probationary Judge may be considered for promotion to Level Two Judge status once he/she has satisfied The Guild. that he/she has gained sufficient experience and knowledge, has passed the full AHSA examination and meets all other requirements as laid out in the Judges Agreement. It is strongly recommended that Level One Probationary Judges attend AHSA authorised workshops / seminars to further their knowledge. Please note that natural horsemanship courses, international guest speakers, farriers’ courses etcetera do not qualify in this instance. Level One Probationary Judges are required to submit an annual Judges Return. As from 1/09/2015 there shall be a maximum time limit of 6 years at this level unless a longer period has been granted by the Board upon application. Failure to upgrade to Level 2 within 6 years will result in removal from the Level One Probationary Judge Panel unless exemption has been granted by the Board.

"Level Two Judge” is a person so classified by The Guild and approved by the AHSA Board, who has passed the full AHSA examination and has demonstrated sufficient knowledge and experience to be upgraded. ‘Level Two Judges’ are required to submit an annual Judges’ Return. He/she is entitled to officiate alone at any recognised show with a grading of ‘A’ (Prestige), or ‘B’(Non Titled), with the exception of State Royal Shows that he/she is invited to judge in Australia or New Zealand.

"National Level Judge” is a person so licensed by The Guild and approved by the AHSA Board as certified and licensed to represent the society and officiate alone at Show in Australia or New Zealand irrespective of show grading he/she is invited to judge, in the section of the schedule they are qualified for. National Panel Judge status may be awarded for Purebred Halter (PH), for Derivative Halter (DH) for Saddle/Performance (P), or two or all of these categories. Before admission to the National Panel for Halter, the Judge must undergo a mentoring session on the Numerical Scoring System as well as an observation / mentoring practical session by a Guild approved National Panel Judge / Examiner. National Panel Saddle/Performance Judges, unless on another approved Australian performance National judges panel, must undergo an observation / mentoring practical session by a Guild approved National Panel Judge / Examiner. All National Panel Judges will have officiated competently at Level Two status, have submitted an annual Judges Return and have met all other requirements as laid out in the Judges Agreement.

“International B Level Judge” is a person so licensed  by the Guild and approved by the AHSA Board as certified and licensed to represent the society and officiate alone at any Australian or New Zealand show or any International show, excluding those shows listed by the Guild and the AHSA on the official A list of International Title Shows, he/she is invited to judge in the section of the schedule for which they are qualified.

“International A Level Judge” is a person so licensed  by the Guild and approved by the AHSA Board as certified and licensed to represent the society and officiate alone at any Australian or New Zealand show or any other International show including those on the Guild and AHSA list of International Title Shows he/she is invited to judge in the section of the schedule they are qualified for.

Official A list of INTERNATIONAL TITLE SHOWS - exclusive to the A list Judges
EUROPE
• World Arabian Championships – Paris, France
France All Nations Cup Aachen, Germany
• European Arabian Championships - Belgium/Italy
• All Mediterranean & Arab Countries Championships - Menton, France
• British National Show - United Kingdom
• Polish National Show - Poland
ARABIAN GULF/MIDDLE EAST
• Dubai International Arabian Horse Championships - Dubai, UAE
• Abu Dhabi International Arabian Horse Championships - Abu Dhabi, UAE
• Qatar International Arabian Horse Championships - Doha, Qatar
• Prince Sultan Abdulaziz International Arabian Horse Festival - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
NORTH AMERICA
• US National Arabian Championships – USA
• Arabian Breeders World Cup - Las Vegas, USA
• Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show - Scottsdale, USA
SOUTH AMERICA
• Brazilian National Arabian Championships - Brazil