Sanef - The National Dressage Committee
South Africa

Dressage is a fast-developing sport in South Africa. International trainers are frequently coming to South Africa's shores. However, little effort has been made for the development of the sport's judges.

Thus, while riders and the quality of dressage horses are rapidly improving, the judges are not and this is restricting the development of the sport.

Unless our judges are on a par with their international peers, South Africa is not going to be able to compete effectively at international level at events such as the World Equestrian Games or the Olympics.

We, the undersigned, call on Sanef to bring to South Africa at least on a quarterly basis, an international judge recognised by the FEI, to provide training for South Africa's judges of all levels.

We further call on Sanef to enforce regular attendance by such judges by implementing material sanctions for those that do not attend, and to ensure that the regional committees similarly enforce attendance and sanctions.

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The Riders for the judges petition to Sanef - The National Dressage Committee was written by Trudy Marsland and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.