Guidelines For Dressage Technical Delegates
Qualification: Must be a suitably experienced person with knowledge of the N.Z.P.C.A. Dressage Rules, who may be, but not necessarily be, a Dressage Judge.
Appointment: A Dressage Technical Delegate (T.D.) is -
Recommended at Area Dressage Selection Days. Appointment confirmed by the Area Committee.
Compulsory at National Championships. Nominated by the Organising Committee and appointment confirmed by C.O.M.
The appointed T.D. will approve -
|4/ Practice Arena||- on the same type of surface as the competition arena is desirable.|
|5/ Judges Cars/Boxes||
|6/ Gear Inspector||
|7/ Gate-Keeper||Allows one horse through to Arena Area 2 minutes before Start Time. Thereafter as each
horse leaves another may enter arena area.
(2 minutes also applies after each Tea Break)
Arena gate must be left shut until Bell has been rung, then opened to allow horse to enter and closed once horse is in arena.
Other Competitions (non Championship)
|1/ Rope Arenas||
|3/ Practise Arenas||
|4/ Gate Keeper||not required.|
|5/ Gear Inspector||
Technical Delegate's Championship Checklist
Day Before -
- Type of arena to be used is suitable.
- Placement of Championship Arena - considering ground and sun.
- Appropriate Practise Arena and Warm up area.
One Hour before Start of Competition -
- Placement of cars/boxes
- Arena groomed/centre line and relevant points marked.
- Check Judges Bell is clear and that nearby arenas are using horns or whistles
Half an hour before Start of Competition -
- Gear Check and Gate-keeper in position.
- Check Judges and Gate-keepers watches are the same "TIME".
- Guinea Pig rides 10 minutes before start of class.
During the Day -
The T.D. monitors the running of the Competition.
- Liaises with Judges and personnel to ensure the Competition is run according to the rules and on time.
- Check the Arena each time it is groomed.
- The T.D. is the Riders advocate and advisor.
- Discusses complaints with objectors and on collecting relevant information will advise them if there are grounds to lodge a written objection.
- Reports use of illegal gear/ equipment, prohibitive schooling or infringement of the Rules to the organising Committee.
- Ensures results are posted at least after every second competitor. The individual Judges marks are not to be displayed until after the final tea break.
- Ensures the Time is posted on Final Results. Protests must be lodged within the specified time frame (usually within ½ hour of posting)