Requirements for Heelwork to Music Judges

 

Judges are invited by the society which is staging a Heelwork to Music competition (it is not acceptable for judges to solicit for appointments). Before inviting a judge, the society must be satisfied that the judge is suitably qualified, and before accepting an appointment judges should ensure they meet the minimum criteria:

  • they should have qualified a dog out of starters' class in either Heelwork to Music or Freestyle classes
  • they should have a minimum of two year's experience competing in standard classes at a minimum of six Kennel Club licensed Heelwork to Music competitions
  • they must demonstrate a good knowledge of the sport and a thorough understanding of the rules of the sport
  • they must have attended a Kennel Club Heelwork to Music Regulations and Judging Procedure Seminar and passed the Regulations and Judging Procedure Examination
  • wherever possible, all judges for a class should have competed at the level of that class
  • their first three appointments for shows must be restricted to Starters and Novice.

Advanced class

Judges appointed to judge Advanced classes in Heelwork to Music or Freestyle must meet more stringent criteria:

  • they must demonstrate a good knowledge of the sport and a thorough understanding of Kennel Club Heelwork to Music L Regulations
  • they must have a minimum of two years' experience of competing at Kennel Club licensed Heelwork to Music Competitions
  • they must have a minimum of one year's experience of judging at Kennel Club licensed Heelwork to Music Competitions
  • they must have judged a minimum of 15 licensed Heelwork to Music/Freestyle classes
  • they must have judged a minimum of five classes at intermediate level in either category.

Note: All judges who have been appointed to judge at Kennel Club licensed events prior to 1 January 2009 will retain the right to judge at the level they were previously approved to judge. Heelwork to Music handlers may judge Freestyle classes at the level they are approved to judge and vice versa.

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