Judges’ Huts Off Limits to All But “Officiating People” Under New Rule
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Dec. 7, 2017
The practice of new international judges sitting with more experienced ground jury members during a competition will not be allowed under a rule adopted by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) to come into effect Jan. 1, 2018.
The practice has often been applied in educating and mentoring newly appointed judges as well as occasionally allowing journalists to witness first hand judges performing their duties.
The new rule adopted by the FEI General Assembly last month states: “Only officiating people are allowed in the judges’ huts.”
Asked for clarification, a FEI spokesperson said previously allowed practices will no longer be permitted and “does not provide for any exception.”