Dannevirke based List A Judge Mary Craine has been appointed to the Judges committee alongside Judith Cunningham (Judges Officer) and Mura Love.
Sue Hobson, former Judges Officer has been co-opted on an on-going basis for support; including continuing to develop our National Judges Database with Debra Cowan, Michelle Paterson & Lesley Jacobsen, liaising with areas identifying judges that need more development & education and as a liaison with FEI judges for our FEI competitions
Mary has a wide range of experience to bring to the role:
Active Dressage Competitor from 1985 – 1998. In earlier years was involved in Pony Club, Eventing and a active member of the Rangitikei Hunt Club
Introduced to judging in 1985 and promoted to List 1 in 2013
A Central Districts member from 1985-2000 before moving to Southern Hawkes Bay
An active member of SHB Dressage, also assisting other areas at their Regional Shows and has been SHB Judges Officer since 2012
Appointed as a Judges Mentor in 2013 to assist and support judge training and their development throughout NZ
Judged throughout NZ at Regional Shows, Nationals, HOY, as well as supporting areas in ungraded series in the off season
Mary has attended CDI’s and Judges Clinics in Germany, England, and Australia
She received a Prime Ministers Scholarship to attend Aachen IDOC Judges Clinic in 2017 and has judged in Victoria, Australia in 2014 & 2018, on the judges exchange programme. Has experience in the role as Technical Delegate and working with Stewards and Organising Committees at Regional Shows
Organises a Judges Clinic for the lower North Island each year
Undertook the Event Management of the Dressage Nationals in 2008 & 2009.