Collective Equestrian is proud to be at the forefront of British Dressage and now boast the youngest qualified List 3 Judge in the UK. At just 21 years of age, Alex Harrison has passed all 3 parts of his grading to qualify.
Following an initial written theory test and a stage of scoring movements on a DVD, Alex completed the third part of his grading at The Croft in Reading when he judged a Medium 75 class alongside two Master Judges. Alex’s score sheets were then checked and compared to the Master Judges’ to ensure that his scoring was in-line with theirs. Alex received the news he had passed as a List 3 Judge on the 4th April.
“I was delighted and thrilled to hear the news, you have to do a lot of revision, be confident in what you are doing and focus. Last year I started working on this, so to have now completed is brilliant. Now, I’m really looking forward to judging at List 3 level, which I am sure will help me with my riding and then next year I hope to start thinking about moving up to List 2.” Said Alex.
Jonny Clarke-West of Collective Equestrian went onto say: “It’s wonderful to have some young blood coming into the dressage judging sphere. Especially as we think there is only one other List 3 Judge under 40 years of age!”
Alex Harrison is an International Dressage Rider, competing at Small Tour level, he is a key member of the Collective Equestrian team and teaches riders and trains horses from their base near Bristol.
This exceptional achievement follows hot on the heels of Alex’s Collective Equestrian team mate, Elizabeth (Liza) Allen who was awarded her Stage 5 Performance Coach in Complete Horsemanship (formerly known as BHSI qualification) at the BHS International Convention at Hartpury last month.