The 2019 Judges, Members and Enthusiasts Congress Agenda

Date: 6th and 7th July 2019
Venue: Ibis Styles, 40 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane. Speakers: Cindy Reich, USA and Lea Bierman
Costs: $160 pp for both days. ($110 for Saturday only) includes, m/t, lunch and a/t.
Accommodation: Ibis Styles, please note the attached flyer (click this link) and contact the hotel for the discounted rate noted. This accommodation can be booked anytime.

Find below (and attached) The Agenda for The 2019 Judges, Members and Enthusiasts Congress. Please note this fluid, so some talks may be rescheduled.

Congress Timetable - Saturday
8:00am -     Registration & Welcome
8:30am -     Opening, Introductions & Housekeeping - Deb Watson 
8:40am -     The Guild - Formation, Facts & Fallacies - Leonie Williamson and Allan Preston 
9:00am -     Assessing Form to Function - Cindy Reich USA
10:30am - Morning Tea Break 
10:45am -   Lea Bierman - Recognising Correct Movement 
11:45pm -   Responsibilities, Rules, and Social Media Workshop - Leonie Williamson facilitator 
12:45pm -   The Guild - Working Delegate, Tasks & Election procedures - Deb Watson 
1:00pm -    Lunch Break 
1:30pm -     Lea Bierman – Transitions & Movement
2:30pm -     Halter Judging, The Process and Procedure - Cindy Reich USA
3:30pm -    Afternoon Tea Break
3:40 pm -    The Guild - The Re-accrediting Point System - Deb Watson & Annette Vickery
4:00 pm -    The Arabian Score Card - Scott Benjamin 
5:00pm -    Close of day 1
6:00pm - Leave Lobby for dinner Cruise 

Congress Timetable - Sunday 
8:00am -     The Guild - Upgrades and The Future - Leonie Williamson 
8:20am -     Conformation and Its Consequence - Cindy Reich USA
9:50am -     The Guild - Licensing and QLD Delegate Election Results - Deb Watson 
10:00am - Morning Tea Break 
10:15am -   Hack, Hunter & Side-Saddle - Manners, Paces & Class Procedures - Cathy Padgen
11:15am -   The Ridden Score Card - Scott Benjamin 
12:00pm -   Western Pleasure, Bridle Path & Australian Pleasure - Manners, Paces & Class Procedures - Annette Vickery 
1:00pm -    Lunch Break 
1:30pm -     The Derivative Registries - Judging, Type & Function - Allan Preston 
2:30pm -     AHSA Arabian Affiliates Meeting - workshop - Greg Liddle & Leonie Williamson
3:30pm -    Afternoon Tea Break
3:45pm -     Purebred Arabian Horse Breeding Principles - Cindy Reich & Scott Benjamin 
5:00pm -    Congress Close  
5:00 to 6:00pm - AHSA Chairman Greg Liddle - The AHSA Proposed Constitution Forum
Lea Bierman, our performance speaker is very well credentialed and we know you will gain lots from her.  Lea's background is primarily a dressage one, however Lea was an official Hack Judge for many years and competed in hack and breed classes, including Arabian, before becoming obsessed with dressage.  Lea is a Dressage Specialist Coach and Coach Educator, an A Level (Grand Prix) National Level Judge, Judge Educator and Mentor.

The last of the lectures, Purebred Arabian Horse Breeding Principals by Cindy Reich and Scott Benjamin on Sunday at 3.30pm is for all breeders and as such is offered as an extra for anyone coming to Greg Liddle, AHSA Chairperson's, AHSA Proposed Constitution Forum, which will follow on. The cost for Cindy & Scott's Presentation for anyone not already attending the congress is $20 per head. Registration to Deb on 0408 656776 or

Congress Bookings are scheduled to close on Friday 21st June 2019, so please be sure to send your booking forms through to as soon as possible.  Click here for The 2019 Judges, Members and Enthusiasts Congress Booking Form.