Fence judge training dates announced

British Eventing has announced the dates of its free fence judge training workshops for 2016.

Ready to prepare volunteers for the coming Eventing season, workshops will taking place around the country between January and March, which are free to attend thanks to the big lottery fund. The workshops cover a range of topics including the theory of fence judging, what to do in various scenarios, new rules for 2016 and the practicalities of fence judging on the cross country course providing beneficial knowledge for both seasoned fence judges and those who have never done it before.

BE Volunteer Darren Hunt commented on his experience coordinating fence judges in his role as Cross Country Steward; “I like the comradery between all of the volunteers, it’s always a can do attitude and we work together to ensure the event runs smoothly and successfully. It’s lovely to meet people from all walks of life. I love being outside, my day job is in an office and I’m tied to a desk for long periods of time and this is great to be out in the fresh air.”

Dates include:

  • Sunday 17 January – Fence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Jonathan Clissold,
    Bramham Park, West Yorkshire
  • Saturday 30 January – Fence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Dave Thompson, Solihull Riding Club, West Midlands
  • Saturday 30 January – Fence Judge Refresher & Training Day with David Merrett,
    Ely Eventing Centre, Cambs
  • Sunday 31 January – Fence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Douglas Edward,
    Alnwick Ford Farm, Northumberland
  • Sunday 14 February – Fence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Jonathan Clissold, Berriewood Farm, Shropshire
  • Saturday 20 February – Fence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Douglas Weymouth, Warwick Hall, Cumbria
  • Saturday 20 February – Fence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Stuart Buntine,
    Hougham & Marston Village Hall, Lincolnshire
  • Sunday 21 February – Fence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Dave Thompson,
    Pontispool Equine Sports Centre, Somerset
  • Sunday 21 February – Fence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Jonathan Clissold,
    Eland Lodge, Derbyshire
  • Sunday 28 February – Fence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Dave Thompson,
    Coleg Gwent, Usk Campus, Monmouthshire

A full list of dates is available at www.britisheventing.com/training/courses. For more information on volunteering or to sign up to become a BE Volunteer visit www.britisheventing.com/volunteers 

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