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Officials’ Committee

Mandate

To design and implement the program for the certification, monitoring and upgrading of hunter, jumper and equitation officials.

The Jump Canada Course Design Committee is a subcommittee of the Officials’ Committee, which it advises on all matters relating to course designers.

The Jump Canada Stewards Committee is a subcommittee of the Officials’ Committee, which it advises on all matters related to stewarding.

Composition
  • a chair elected from within the committee;
  • the Chair of Jump Canada Course Design Committee;
  • the Chair or other representative from the Sport Council Stewards’ Committee; and
  • hunter, jumper and/or equitation officials from across Canada.
Responsibilities
  • provides input into strategic planning and annual budgets;
  • oversees hunter, jumper, equitation and hack judges course designers and stewards;
  • identifies, implements and evaluates programs to recruit and develop officials for the specific needs of each level of competition and each geographic region of Canada;
  • maintains a formal system and criteria for licensing and method to identify potential national and international officials for both judging and course design;
  • reviews applications for new officials and promotions;
  • reviews and updates criteria and re-certification programs;
  • works with Provincial Hunter Jumper Committees and Sport Council Officials Committee to determine needs and effectiveness of current system;
  • forwards rules concerning officials to Rules Committee;
  • identifies, implements and evaluates programs for recruiting and developing officials for the specific needs of each level of competition and of each province/geographic region of Canada;
  • approves applications for both recorded and senior officials; and
  • monitors officials’ attendance at mandatory clinics.
Interactions
  • the chair or designate is a voting member of Jump Canada; and
  • one representative is a voting member of the Sport Council Officials Committee.