A sensational project to evaluate and train dressage judges will be presented at the 15th edition of the Global Dressage Forum 26-27 October. Maarten van der Heijden, Sports Director of the Dutch National Federation, and his colleagues will present a project, started in 2014 with scientist David Stickland to improve judging.
Every point on a judges sheet in Holland’s top national competitions is registrated. A computer analysis is made, judges scores are compared and non-explainable differences are investigated. Every judge can look into his/her own results on a ‘personal dashboard’. If necessary a personal coach will evaluate and train judges who too often have non-explainable differences with their colleagues. To the GDF program committee this seems to be the most promising development in training dressage judges since many years!