Becoming an Approved APHA International-only Judge
Here are the steps involved in becoming an APHA-approved European-only judge, as well as the necessary forms. If you have any questions about judging requirements or about completing these forms, please contact APHA Senior Director of Judges, Shows & Education, David Dellin.
How to Apply
- Submit your APHA International Judges Application by February 15, 2018 to:
Attn: Amanda Cormack
PO Box 961023
Fort Worth, TX 76161-0023
- Include a recent photograph in the attire you would wear to judge a horse show (photograph becomes property of APHA).
- Provide proof of current APHA membership.
- If you have any judging experience, include reference letters from show management or judges who have witnessed you judging.
- Pay the application fee of $100 USD by credit card or Paypal.
- Attend the Horse Education Seminar at the APHA European Education Summit and complete the Judge Applicant Testing there. The next seminar will be held March 15-17, 2018, near Frankfurt, Germany.
After You Apply
- All applicants’ names will be submitted to the Paint Horse Journal after completion of the APHA European Education Summit and prior to presentation to the Judges Committee.
- An incomplete file will not be presented to the Judges Committee for consideration.
- The scores earned at the clinic will be presented to the Judges Committee at their next scheduled meeting. At that time, the committee determines if an applicant is approved for judging on temporary status or if the application will be denied approval. The Judges Committee meets twice a year at the APHA Convention in March and at the APHA Judges Applicant School in April.
- If you are approved for judging status, your name will appear in the Paint Horse Journal as an approved European-only judge. Your name is also added to the list provided to those who are seeking the names and addresses of approved judges. The list of approved judges is also printed in the Paint Horse Journal each January.
- All approved judges must maintain a current APHA membership. European judges must also attend the European Education Summit, held every two years, to maintain their status.
- If your application is denied, you may resubmit an application one year from the date of denial. A second filing fee must be paid at that time.