Exciting News for Sam Morley-Riches as the Kennel Club has approved her application to be added to their Official Panel of Field Trial Judges for Retrievers as a B Panel Judge. This enables Sam to Judge AV Retriever Trials from novice to open level in accordance with the Field Trial Regulations.
Sam went through the Judges Education Programme which was created to manage the understanding of the J Regulations for Field Trial judges, societies and competitors. This is done through seminars for each of the four sub-groups followed by a multiple choice exam. From 1 January 2010 it has been mandatory for all aspiring judges, i.e. those hoping to go from non-Panel to B or from B Panel to A, to have passed the exam. Sam passed the examination on the Field Trial Regulations in September 2009 and has since Judged enough trials to gain the experience necessary to be accepted to the “B” Panel.