Extreme Cowboy Association All Rights Reserved 2017
Phone: 254.728.3082 PO Box 50 Bluff Dale TX USA 76433 EXCA

Judge’s Information

If this is your first time taking the Judges test, you may register for the judge's test on the EXCA Shopping Cart: http://www.extremecowboyraces.com/judges_test.htm Judges are required to successfully complete the Judge’s Certification test Each applicant shall take the test online. The fee to take the Level 1 test is $35.00. The fee to take the Level 2 test is $40.00 and a Level 2 Application must be filed and approved The fee for existing judges to retake either test is $20. Once we receive your fee, and you are ready to take the test, notify Frank Turben at turben@extremecowboyassociation.com or 602.531.3383. Then the test will be set up & you will have 60 minutes to take the test. A score of 90% or higher is required for the Level 1 test and 94% or higher for the Level 2 test. The test will be scored and the applicant will receive notification of the test results. Upon successful completion of the test, the Judge will receive his/her Judge’s Card and a copy of the latest edition EXCA Rulebook. If you fail the test, you may re-take the test for a fee of $20.00. If you fail a second time, you must wait 60 days to take the test again. The test will be scored and the applicant will receive notification of the test results. All judges must be current members. Judge's Move Up Criteria Level 1 represents an entry level opportunity to obtain a judges card that allows you to judge official EXCA contests. Approval requires successful completion of the Judges exam and ongoing EXCA membership. Level 1 judges are not restricted to the size or type of EXCA shows they are allowed to judge. IAP members will be encouraged to observe and report on the performance of these judges; negative reports could result in directives to take specific actions (education/scribing with experienced judge/other conditions) before accepting another EXCA judging assignment. EXCA strongly encourages Level 1 judges to scribe for Level 3-5 judges at every opportunity to help refine their skills. Level 2 indicates the cardholder has successfully attained a recognized level of actual EXCA experience through a combination of actual judging assignments, official EXCA Judges seminars, and successful completion of the level 2 exam. Level 1 judges may apply for advancement to Level 2 once they complete one of two tracks: Judge 10 official EXCA shows (or judge a minimum of 5 shows and scribe 5 or more times for a level 3-5 judge) OR judge a minimum of 2 EXCA shows and attend (i.e. successfully pass practical and written testing elements) an approved EXCA Judges seminar. In either case, the candidate must also pass the Level 2 exam. Additional work may be required if it is assessed that the applicant is not yet ready for advancement. Level 3 is reserved for judges demonstrating an advanced level of expertise and experience desired for officiating major EXCA contests - such as Regional and State Championships. Level 3 judges would also be expected to be able to help mentor upcoming judges on both correct interpretation of the rules and unique situations. Judges may apply for advancement to level three once they have successfully completed one of two tracks : Judge 15 official EXCA shows (including 3 State or Regional Championships) and passing the level 3 judges exam OR judge a minimum of 7 EXCA shows and attend (successfully pass practical and written testing) an EXCA NATIONAL Advanced Judges seminar. A onetime "application for advancement fee" will be assessed. Additional work may be required if it is assessed that the applicant is not yet ready for advancement. Level 4: this level is reserved for those individuals who have demonstrated a high level of success and recognition through both the number of shows officiated and the breadth and depth of their EXCA judging activities over an extended period of time. To be considered for elevation to this level, candidates should have judged major shows (World, National and Regional Championships; large state fairs; other shows considered to be elite events for EXCA) in at least 4 different regions of EXCA. They should also have successfully attended an EXCA National Advanced Judges seminar. Level 4 judges are expected to be able to mentor level 3 and lower judges on all aspects of EXCA rules and interpretations. A onetime "application for advancement fee" will apply. Level 5: this level is reserved for a very limited number of individuals whose exceptional EXCA judging achievements, expertise and contributions makes them worthy of this "EXTREME" recognition - the true pinnacle of recognition for elite EXCA judges. There is no application process or numerical criteria for this level; it is awarded strictly at the discretion of Judge’s Criteria Committee. Major Rule Changes in 2019 Non- Pro - 12 years & Over. A Non-Pro rider is an individual that has experience as a rider but does not receive compensation for riding or training horses, ponies or mules astride. This definition applies to all riders age 18 and over, except a Youth rider with parental permission. Pro - 12 years & Over. An individual is considered a professional rider if he/she is age 18 or over and receives compensation for riding or training horses, ponies or mules astride. Updated obstacle rating of Dead Fall, Trash Ride, Moguls, Cowboy Curtain, Tunnel, Log Crossing to include 2R No Bareback in Non-Pro Novice shall not be required to jump but may be required to ride over obstacles. Intermediate shall not be required to jump any obstacle higher than 18 inches. When more than one judge is used, they should be separated by a distance of at least 25 feet. You must be 18 years old to take judge’s test For questions, email or call Frank Turben: turben@extremecowboyassociation.com 602.531.3383
EXCA Judge & Scribe Notes 1to2 - 1 to 2 hands BG - Broke gate CH - Charging DC - Deviation from course DO - Dropped obstacle DT – Dropped to Trot GM - Gaping Mouth HH – Heavy Hands or High Hands HW - Hung on wall KO - Knocked down obstacle LOC – Loss of Control LOS – Loss of Straightness
MO – Missed Obstacle OC – Off Course OoC – Out of Control PS - Poor Stop PT - Poor transition REF --Refusal SC – Simple lead change SH – Soft Hands TF – Too Fast TR – Tight Reins TS – Too Slow WL – Wrong Lead
Extreme Cowboy Association All Rights Reserved 2017
Phone: 254.728.3082 PO Box 50 Bluff Dale TX USA 76433 EXCA

Judge’s Information

If this is your first time taking the Judges test, you may register for the judge's test on the EXCA Shopping Cart: http://www.extremecowboyraces.com/judges_test.htm Judges are required to successfully complete the Judge’s Certification test Each applicant shall take the test online. The fee to take the Level 1 test is $35.00. The fee to take the Level 2 test is $40.00 and a Level 2 Application must be filed and approved The fee for existing judges to retake either test is $20. Once we receive your fee, and you are ready to take the test, notify Frank Turben at turben@extremecowboyassociation.com or 602.531.3383. Then the test will be set up & you will have 60 minutes to take the test. A score of 90% or higher is required for the Level 1 test and 94% or higher for the Level 2 test. The test will be scored and the applicant will receive notification of the test results. Upon successful completion of the test, the Judge will receive his/her Judge’s Card and a copy of the latest edition EXCA Rulebook. If you fail the test, you may re-take the test for a fee of $20.00. If you fail a second time, you must wait 60 days to take the test again. The test will be scored and the applicant will receive notification of the test results. All judges must be current members. Judge's Move Up Criteria Level 1 represents an entry level opportunity to obtain a judges card that allows you to judge official EXCA contests. Approval requires successful completion of the Judges exam and ongoing EXCA membership. Level 1 judges are not restricted to the size or type of EXCA shows they are allowed to judge. IAP members will be encouraged to observe and report on the performance of these judges; negative reports could result in directives to take specific actions (education/scribing with experienced judge/other conditions) before accepting another EXCA judging assignment. EXCA strongly encourages Level 1 judges to scribe for Level 3-5 judges at every opportunity to help refine their skills. Level 2 indicates the member has successfully attained a recognized level of actual EXCA experience through a combination of actual judging assignments, official EXCA Judges seminars, and successful completion of the level 2 exam. Level 1 judges may apply for advancement to Level 2 once they complete one of two tracks: Judge 10 official EXCA shows (or judge a minimum of 5 shows and scribe 5 or more times for a level 3-5 judge) OR judge a minimum of 2 EXCA shows and attend (i.e. successfully pass practical and written testing elements) an approved EXCA Judges seminar. In either case, the candidate must also pass the Level 2 exam. A onetime "application for advancement fee" will be assessed. Additional work may be required if it is assessed that the applicant is not yet ready for advancement. Level 3 is reserved for judges demonstrating an advanced level of expertise and experience desired for officiating major EXCA contests - such as Regional and State Championships. Level 3 judges would also be expected to be able to help mentor upcoming judges on both correct interpretation of the rules and unique situations. Judges may apply for advancement to level three once they have successfully completed one of two tracks : Judge 15 official EXCA shows (including 3 State or Regional Championships) and passing the level 3 judges exam OR judge a minimum of 7 EXCA shows and attend (successfully pass practical and written testing) an EXCA NATIONAL Advanced Judges seminar. A onetime "application for advancement fee" will be assessed. Additional work may be required if it is assessed that the applicant is not yet ready for advancement. Level 4: this level is reserved for those individuals who have demonstrated a high level of success and recognition through both the number of shows officiated and the breadth and depth of their EXCA judging activities over an extended period of time. To be considered for elevation to this level, candidates should have judged major shows (World, National and Regional Championships; large state fairs; other shows considered to be elite events for EXCA) in at least 4 different regions of EXCA. They should also have successfully attended an EXCA National Advanced Judges seminar. Level 4 judges are expected to be able to mentor level 3 and lower judges on all aspects of EXCA rules and interpretations. A onetime "application for advancement fee" will apply. Level 5: this level is reserved for a very limited number of individuals whose exceptional EXCA judging achievements, expertise and contributions makes them worthy of this "EXTREME" recognition - the true pinnacle of recognition for elite EXCA judges. There is no application process or numerical criteria for this level; it is awarded strictly at the discretion of Judge’s Criteria Committee. Major Rule Changes in 2019 Non- Pro - 12 years & Over. A Non-Pro rider is an individual that has experience as a rider but does not receive compensation for riding or training horses, ponies or mules astride. This definition applies to all riders age 18 and over, except a Youth rider with parental permission. Pro - 12 years & Over. An individual is considered a professional rider if he/she is age 18 or over and receives compensation for riding or training horses, ponies or mules astride. Updated obstacle rating of Dead Fall, Trash Ride, Moguls, Cowboy Curtain, Tunnel, Log Crossing to include 2R No Bareback in Non-Pro Novice shall not be required to jump but may be required to ride over obstacles. Intermediate shall not be required to jump any obstacle higher than 18 inches. When more than one judge is used, they should be separated by a distance of at least 25 feet. You must be 18 years old to take judge’s test For questions, email or call Frank Turben: turben@extremecowboyassociation.com 602.531.3383
EXCA Judge & Scribe Notes 1to2 - 1 to 2 hands BG - Broke gate CH - Charging DC - Deviation from course DO - Dropped obstacle DT – Dropped to Trot GM - Gaping Mouth HH – Heavy Hands or High Hands HW - Hung on wall KO - Knocked down obstacle LOC – Loss of Control LOS – Loss of Straightness
MO – Missed Obstacle OC – Off Course OoC – Out of Control PS - Poor Stop PT - Poor transition REF --Refusal SC – Simple lead change SH – Soft Hands TF – Too Fast TR – Tight Reins TS – Too Slow WL – Wrong Lead