• 04/09/2009

    Proposal from the Follow-up and Competition Control Commission to the ANCCE Executive Committee

    In an effort to be completely transparent in the selection of judges for the International PRE Equestrian Trade Fair to be held from the 24th to 29th of November in Sevilla, the Conformation Follow-up and Competition Control Commission has proposed the following before the ANCCE Executive Committee:

    There will be a total of six (6) judges to judge SICAB 09 plus one (1) reserve judge. These six judges will be distributed in two groups of three (3) judges, with the reserve only intervening in exceptional circumstances.
    The method for the selection of judges will be as follows:

    1. All the judges have been requested to clearly indicate their willingness to judge at SICAB, the final date for them to reply is the 5th of September.

    2. By that date, those who have stated their availability and willingness to judge must provided a sworn declaration indicating any possible incompatibilities.  No judge who has an issue of incompatibility with any horse or stud farm participating in the final of the Spanish National Championships may judge at SICAB.

    3. The candidates must have judged in at least six (6) conformation competitions throughout 2009.

    4. From those candidates that fulfill the aforementioned requirements, the Conformation Competition Follow-up and Control Commission will exclude those who have not convincingly demonstrated their knowledge of the current rules and regulations and their strict application when judging throughout the year. 5. Once these steps have been taken, there will be a public draw that includes all the applicants that fulfill the requirements.  This draw, which will be public and open to all breeders interested in attending, will be before a notary and take place in the main ANCCE office on the date and at the time that will be suitably published in advance.
    At the aforementioned draw, six (6) main judges and the reserve judge will be chosen. Likewise, the ultimate composition of the two groups of three judges which, as a consequence of the judging model detailed below will judge throughout the whole competition and will remain unaltered. 

    6. Once the judges have been selected as indicated, they will be notified accordingly and the results of the draw will become official and made public for the knowledge of all the breeders and interested parties.

    As novelties for this year, for the sake of the maximum objectivity and impartiality, the six (6) regular judges will judge, either in the knock-out round or in the final round, all the sections of the Spanish National Championships and, to maintain the interest of the breeders, at all times during in SICAB 2009, the judging will be carried out as follows:

    1. All competition sections, with the exception of the cobras, will have a preliminary round and a final round. The 10, 12 or 15 finalists for each section will be chosen in the knock-out round, according to the Rules and Regulations.  At a different time, these horses will be judged in the final round, so that most of the final rounds will take place on the Friday and Saturday, especially the adult horses, to maintain the emotion right up to the final moment.

     2. The preliminary round will be judged by one of the two groups of judges whose composition will remain unalterable throughout the championships, while the final for that section will be judged by the other team of judges.  All sections will be coordinated to change the groups of judges.  In the tests that include functionality, this will be judged by all the judges, that is to say, the six (6) appointed to that effect.

    3. All special awards will be judged by the six (6) competition judges. 4. On Tuesday, November 24th, following the instructions indicated above, the preliminary and final rounds of sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 will take place. The presentation of awards will take place prior to the inauguration Show, as well as the championships for the special awards affecting these horses.
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