Chief Judge explains the judging of dressage tests

Hans-Christian Matthiesen is one of only 25 five-star dressage judges in the world. He has been a part of countless championships and has judged the best equipages of the world, for instance at the World Cup finals in Las Vegas. Apart from that, he is a mentor and gives courses for judges and trainers both in Denmark and internationally.


At Ride Better TV, he judges as if it was a real competition, meaning he hasn’t prepared for it beforehand and hasn’t watched the test more than once. Watch Hans-Christian talk about what methods judges use when they judge.


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