‘From the Judges Perspective’ – Dressage Judge Shadowing at the Wild Atlantic Dressage Festival

  • 30 March 2023, 15:00

Horse Sport Ireland is delighted to offer live dressage judge shadowing at the Wild Atlantic Dressage Festival on Saturday, April 29th at Ard Chuain Equestrian Centre, Co. Sligo, with Dressage Ireland List 1 Judge Vida Tansey.

Focusing on Novice and Elementary tests, this event is suitable for coaches of all levels and to anyone who has an interest in developing a better understanding of scoring of the movements.

This event will focus primarily on and reference:

  • The Training Scale
  • Way of Going of the Horse
  • Scoring Criteria of the Levels
  • and Rider Influence

The event will begin with a short presentation and discussion before observing and scoring live tests. Coaches and participants will be given the opportunity to practice their own observation and scoring skills as well as a debrief and Q&A session to finish. This is a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the judges perspective and comes highly recommended for both riders and coaches who want to expand and develop their dressage coaching skills and understanding of the sport.

About Vida Tansey

Vida Tansey is one of only five List 1 Dressage Judges in Ireland. Vida’s interest in dressage judging was borne of need for a comprehensive understanding of training horses for competition from start to finish. Vida enjoys judging dressage as she loves to see horses progressing in their training and producing confident, correct performances.

Vida herself has produced several riders and horses to international Level, most notably Custom Made, who Vida produced before being sold to American rider David O’Connor. As a combination, Custom Made under O’Connor went on to win the Individual Gold Medal in Eventing at the Sydney Olympics.

Places are strictly limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

  • €25 per person
  • 2 CPD points will be awarded to all HSI Accredited Coaches.
  • This event qualifies as part of National Judges Training

Click here to book.

For more information, please email [email protected]