AHSA Judge Panel Definitions

All AHSA Accredited Judges have passed the approved written and practical assessment, have been certified by The Judge Organising Committee (or equivalent) and approved by The Board of Directors of AHSA Ltd.

Judges are certified for one of the following Panels: National Panel JudgeLevel Two Judge and Level One Judge.

Level One Judge

Level One Judge

“Level One Judge” is a person who has passed the approved entry level Assessment, set by the JOC and approved by the AHSA, and appointed to the AHSA Level One Judges List following recommendation by the JOC and approval by the Board of the AHSA Ltd.  A Level 1 judge is entitled to officiate alone at any recognised show with a show grading of ‘B’ or below, that they are invited to judge.

Level Two Judge

.Level Two Judge

Level Two Judge” is a person appointed to the AHSA Level Two Judges List, who has demonstrated sufficient knowledge and experience to be upgraded and fulfilled all requirements as set by the JOC. They have been recommended by the JOC and approved by the AHSA Board and are qualified to officiate alone at any recognised show with a grading of ‘A’ or below, except for State Royal Shows, that they are invited to judge in Australia.

National Judge

National Panel Judge

“National Judge” is a person appointed to the AHSA National Panel Judges List, who has fulfilled all requirements as set by the JOC. Their upgrade has been recommended by the JOC and approved by the AHSA Board. The judge may officiate alone at Shows in Australia or New Zealand irrespective of show grading they are invited to judge.

National Panel Judge (Internationally Qualified) is a person who in addition to fulfilling all requirements as set by the JOC to be a National Panel Judge, has also gained accreditation in the proficient use of the numerical score card system and have been recommended by the JOC and approved by the AHSA Board to officiate alone at any Show throughout the world they are invited to judge.