Officials - Judges, DC´s, Ringmasters

National Judges

  • must be listed on the National Judges´ lists of their respective National Organizations (Full or Associate Members of ECAHO)
  • may judge ECAHO Amateur, D, Breeder´s, C International, C National, European, Specific Origin and National Championships Show
  • no age limit to officiate at ECAHO Shows
  • must sign the Contract for National Judges from ECAHO countries before each show where they officiate (you can download on the right side of this page)


ECAHO A Judges

  • may judge any level of ECAHO shows
  • must take probationers (students) and write corresponding report
  • ECAHO A Judge may only officiate as ECAHO listed Judge in the year when he reaches 75 years (75th birthday) - Judges retired from ECAHO A list remain on the National lists of their respective National organization
  • ECAHO A Judges may judge not more than 1 Title show in Europe and 1 Title show outside Europe during the same calendar year
  • ECAHO A Judges may not judge more than 15 Arabian horse show in ECAHO Member countries


ECAHO B Judges

  • may judge any level of ECAHO shows
  • ECAHO B Judge may only officiate as ECAHO listed Judge in the year when he reaches 75 years (75th birthday) - Judges retired from ECAHO B list remain on the National lists of their respective National organization
  • ECAHO B Judges may judge not more than 1 Title show in Europe and 1 Title show outside Europe during the same calendar year
  • ECAHO B Judges may not judge more than 15 Arabian horse show in ECAHO Member countries


Guest Judges

  • may judge any level of ECAHO shows
  • Guest Judge may only officiate at ECAHO shows in the year when he reaches 75 years (75th birthday)
  • Guest Judges may judge not more than 1 ECAHO Title show in Europe and 1 ECAHOTitle show outside Europe during the same calendar year
  • Guest Judges may not judge more than 15 Arabian horse show in ECAHO Member countries
  • must sign the Contract for National Judges from non-ECAHO countries before each show where they officiate (you can download on the right side of this page)



ECAHO A DC´s

  • may officiate at any level of ECAHO shows
  • must take probationers (students) and write corresponding report
  • may not officiate at more than 15 Arabian horse show in ECAHO Member countries


ECAHO B DC´s

  • may officiate at any level of ECAHO shows
  • may not officiate at more than 15 Arabian horse show in ECAHO Member countries




ECAHO recommended Ringmasters

  • underwent ECAHO course for Ringmasters or were added to the list based on their long experience
  • were trained in using the Blue Book rules and are able to officiate at international events
  • may not officiate at more than 15 Arabian horse show in ECAHO Member countries

ECAHO Officials may be invited to non-ECAHO shows supposing the show in not "black-listed" by ECAHO. 

Complete lists (with full contact details) can be downloaded in PDF on the right side of this page or in Download section.

ECAHO Contract

All Officials willing to be listed on ECAHO lists are kindly requested to sign the Contract which is valid for three years and may be prolonged. All ECAHO Officials (who signed the Contract) are covered by ECAHO’s new liability insurance coverage for ECAHO officials or persons acting in an official capacity on behalf of ECAHO, specifically appointed and sent by ECAHO to an event or a meeting.

The contract and the explanatory notes are available for download:

  • Contract for Judges (A, B list) - please download from the right side of the page
  • Contract for DC´s (A, B list) and Ringmasters - please download from the right side of the page
  • Explanatory notes
  • Memorandum on Liability Insurance Coverage
  • Judges´ Manual (this version is resized for screen view only, if you prefer printed version or wish to print by yourself, please contact the Office)