Approaching the Judge

QUESTION: Do you welcome a Junior or an Amateur coming up and asking you a question or inquiring about their score after a class?

Given that judging hunters and equitation is a subjective profession, often trainers, riders and owners want to know the reason their performance was pinned in the judge’s final order. USEF requires a steward be present during a discussion with a judge.
We asked our judges how they feel about inquiries into their scoring and placings and sharing their reasoning with exhibitors.

Judges’ Answers to this question:

Pat Boyle:

Otis Brown, Jr.:

Frank Willard:

Danny Robertshaw:

Susie Schoellkopf:

Scott Fitton: