Invitation to Training on Judging Dressage Online by Dressage Anywhere in October

2020/10/12

Dear members,

 

Invitation to Training on Judging Dressage Online by Dressage Anywhere in October

 

With the commencement of the new HKEF online dressage competition series on the Dressage Anywhere platform, the HKEF, in conjunction with The Hong Kong Jockey Club, is delighted to announce two training sessions in collaboration with Dressage Anywhere. We are honoured to have Ms. Nereide Goodman and Ms. Ruth Chappell, co-founders of the Dressage Anywhere platform, as our speakers to conduct one introductory session for our general members and one thorough training with our on list dressage judges.

 

About the speakers

 

Nereide Goodman is a British Dressage List 1 judge and co-founder of Dressage Anywhere. She started her career in showjumping, moved into eventing and then realised the importance of flatwork and concentrated on dressage. She was a successful rider and trained many of her own youngsters up to advanced level. She coaches riders from Novice to Grand Prix, founded Wellington Riding with her husband John, ran high profile shows for many years and introduced dressage to music to the British scene. Nereide enjoys judging all levels and through Dressage Anywhere, loves making the sport accessible to people all over the world.

Ruth Chappell is co-founder and Operations Director of Dressage Anywhere, running all the day to day activities and new developments. Ruth has had a love of horses from a young age and has enjoyed competing her own horse in affiliated dressage competitions including Regional Championships. Prior to Dressage Anywhere, Ruth managed cross-site digital development teams delivering educational software and materials across multiple sectors.

 

 

Introduction to Judging Dressage Online

 

The Introduction to  Online Dressage will be held on Tuesday 20 October 2020 6:00 – 8:00pm. The seminar is open to all HKEF members including riders, trainers, judges and all interested. The session will include discussions on the object and general principles of dressage –  the principles of which are the same for both live or virtual shows. Online competitions are a great way of continuing our sport in these unprecedented times. There are obviously some limitations, but also many advantages. These will be addressed during the evening in addition to discussions on what the judge is looking for and how to maximise your marks as well as advice on videoing your test, uploading and other tips for riders and videographers. Interested participants will be provided video materials beforehand for discussion during the session.

 

Details as below:

 

Topic:                          Introduction to Judging Dressage Online

Date:                            Tuesday 20 October 2020

Time:                           18:00 – 20:00 (GMT+8)

Platform:                      Zoom

Language:                    English

Target Audiences:        All HKEF members

Registration:                 https://forms.gle/xsf5F8gKtVT2GSvz9

Deadline:                     Monday 19 October 2020 18:00                                 

 

Key Contents

  • What is Online Dressage – How does it work with Dressage Anywhere?
  • Principles of riding and judging dressage
  • Pitfalls and how to avoid?
  • Discussion session on example videos
  • Q&A on riding and judging dressage

 

 

Dressage Judges Training for HKEF Listed Judges

 

On top of the introductory session, the Dressage Judges Training for HKEF Listed Judges will be held on Tuesday 27 October 2020 6:00 – 8:00pm. The training is exclusively open to HKEF listed dressage judges in particular those interested in judging the HKEF online dressage competitions. Enrolled judges will be asked to judge videos of tests in their own time at home – links to tests will be provided. These tests will be discussed during the session and judges will be able to compare their marks and comments on their own scoresheet with those of the master judge. Questions will be invited. The general principles of dressage and the judging of it are exactly the same whether it is live judging or online but the technicalities are a little different. The qualities judges are looking for in determining their assessments of the movements presented in a test whether virtual or live will be discussed. There are some obvious limitations in judging online but also some advantages and these will be discussed in detail.

 

Details as below:

 

Topic:                          Dressage Judges Training for HKEF Listed Judges

Date:                            Tuesday 27 October 2020

Time:                           18:00 – 20:00 (GMT+8)

Platform:                      Zoom

Language:                    English

Target Audiences:        HKEF listed Dressage Judges ONLY

Registration:                 https://forms.gle/RDjvaRRzFGuKVGQR9

Deadline:                     Monday 19 October 2020 18:00

 

Key Contents

  • Video judging discussion
  • Comparison with master judge marks
  • Support for online judging
  • Q&A on judging dressage online

 

Interested members and judges please fill in the respective google form on or before Monday 19 October 2020. Details of training and video materials will be sent to applicants by email upon successful registration.

 

You are recommended to use your registered name to log in to Zoom during the training for our attendance taking. Please also feel free to submit any enquiries beforehand when filling in the google form. We will collect all questions and pass them to the speakers.

 

Thank you for your kind attention and we look forward to meeting you at the online sessions presented by Dressage Anywhere.

 

 

Best Regards,

Hong Kong Equestrian Federation

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