Color Breed Council
The Color Breed Council is made up of officers that are representatives of various equine associations, (i.e., APHA, ApHC, PtHA®, PHBA, NSBA, AMHA, IBHA and POAC). Other associations involved in the International Equine Judges Seminar are USEF, ApHCC, ABHR and WES.
The judge’s seminar is by invitation only. You must hold a current judge’s card with one or more of the associations involved or be invited to attend as an applicant with an approved association.
To become an applicant, you will need to contact each association you are interested in applying with for a judge’s application. Each organization has different requirements for becoming a judge applicant.
During the seminar, there will be three areas of testing various disciplines, which include video testing; rule book testing and an interview session.
The association’s involved require their applicants to pass each section with a certain percentage. If one area of testing is not passed, you may not receive judging credentials. You can reapply for the seminar if you do not pass, however, each association has their own requirements for the time involved in submitting a new application.
If you do not have previous judging experience, the testing at the International Equine Judges Seminar may appear difficult. You may want to become involved judging 4-H shows and small open shows before applying for a judge’s card with the approved associations. For more information, visit the Color Breed Council's Web site.
The dates for the 2018 International Equine Judges Seminar are January 31 - February 4. The Judging Academy will occur from January 26 - 28, 2018 with applicant tests occuring from January 28 - 31, 2018. All events will be located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa, Okla, 100 E 2nd Street.
Dee Dee Douglas