Accredited Judges

In order to support and develop Australian Stock Horse Society Judges and Volunteers, the ASHS Judges Accreditation Scheme was introduced in 2005.

Level 1 Judges

Level 1 Accredited Judges List

Level 1 Accredited Judges Workshop

Are you interested in becoming a Level 1 Accredited Judge for The Australian Stock Horse Society? Are you already an Accredited Level 1 Judge who has to do their 3 year refresher to maintain your accreditation?

Please see the following dates for a workshop near you. If you would like to attend, please fill out the application form and send it to info@ashs.com.au. Young, old, experienced or not this is a great opportunity to learn from the beginning or perhaps brush up on those skills. The most important thing is to keep judging consistent across all events and maintain the standard of excellence of the Australian Stock Horse breed.

Proposed Upcoming Level 1 Accredited & Refresher Judges’ Workshops:
New South Wales - Tamworth  - May 2018
New South Wales / Northern Victoria - Canberra - June 2018
South Australia & Victoria - Adelaide - July 2018
Queensland - Brisbane - August 2018
Northern Territory – August 2018
New Zealand – Auckland - September 2018

Dates and venues to be advised. Confirmed dates will be added to the Coming Events and Members on the waiting list will be advised of dates and locations.

These Workshops will be coordinated once there are sufficient numbers within a region confirmed through submission of application forms.

To attend a Level 1 Accredited Judges Clinic download an Application Form or contact Head Office.

Level 1 Judge Refresher Courses
Most Level 1 Judges are required to complete a Refresher Activity within the next 12 months. Please check the Judges List for your status. You now have 2 options to enable you to refresh, either attend a Level 1 Refresher Clinic or complete a Refresher Activity Form.

To attend a Level 1 Accredited Judges Refresher Clinic, download and complete an Application Form, indicating your preferred workshop. Workshop confirmation will be partially based on interest shown in an area. You will be placed on the waiting list and advised when the clinic details are confirmed.

To complete a Refresher activity, download and complete the Refresher Activity Form and submit to Head Office. This will then we assessed by both the Judging Assessor and the Events Chairperson who will review the submitted form against assessment criteria. Head Office will advise of the outcome of this assessment. However, if this option is selected, the Judge must attend a Workshop in 3 years when they are required to refresh their ASHS Judging Accreditation again.  Please contact Head Office if you have any questions.


Level 2 Judges

Level 2 Accredited Judges List

Level 2 Accredited Judges Workshop

Level 2 Workshops are currently unavailable.


Probationary Judges

Probationary Judges List

This list is provided to enable Probationary Judges assistance from Mentor Judges, Show Committee and Branches, to obtain the necessary experience to gain full accreditation.

To graduate, a Probationary Judge can either attend another Level 1 Workshop to be reassessed or complete three Judging Assignments. The Judging Assignments are to be submitted to Head Office where it will be forwarded to a Judging Assessor and the Events Chairperson to determine if the applicant should graduate and become a Level 1 Accredited Judge or make other suggestions for steps to be taken to achieve the accreditation.

Click to download a Level 1 Probationary Judges - Assessment Form.
Click to download a Level 1 Probationary Judges - Eligibility for Graduation Form.