Showing Section Judges Profiles
Chris McGrann - United
Chris has lived in Yorkshire all his life. As
a competitor and coach, he focuses mainly
on Horse Trials up to International and Olympic
level. He works with horses and ponies across
all disciplines from Racing to Mountain and Moorland.
Judging equine shows and competitions has formed
a large part of his professional and social time
officiating at many national and international
shows. Royal Windsor, the National Hunter Show
and the Royal Show at Stoneleigh stand out by
name on the national front, but many interesting
and rewarding days have been enjoyed at the county,
breed society and one day shows. He has also judged
at the Royal Dublin and Balmoral Shows and the
unique hunter championship in the palace grounds
in the Netherlands. A successful role as chef
d'equip for the UK International Show Riders Team
in Johannesburg and seminars in Toronto, Canada
Phillippa (Pip) Stacy - United
Pip has ridden for many top show pony producers
including Colin Rose, Davina Whiteman and Gilbert
She commenced judging at 21 and has been on the
BSHA, BSH (GB), AHS, CHAPS, BSPA, SSH, ROR UK
judging panels since her early 20s.
She has judged at many of the leading shows in
the UK, Ireland, South Africa and Kenya. She has
also judged numerous times at the Dublin, the
Royal International and the Royal Windsor Horse
She has shown horses both side-saddle and astride
Jennifer (Jinks) Bryer - United
Jinks has judged at the National Pony Society
Show since the age of 15. She is currently on
the BSH (GB), BSHA, CHAPS, BS&PA, BAS, BSPS,
NPS, ROR, SSA UK judging panels.
She has judged in the USA, France, Ireland, South
Africa and Zambia. The main judging in the UK
over the last ten years has included HOYS, RIHS
(Hickstead), the Royal, the Royal Highland, Royal
Cornwall, Royal Windsor, Olympia, Final of Mountain
and Moorland Championships.
She breeds competition horses, event/sport horses
including several advanced and international event
horses and has produced and shown many kinds of
horses/ponies to top level.
Her teaching has included many top level event
riders as well as showing and side-saddle.
Bev Richards - Australia
Bev is a current member of the EFA Show Horse
committee and a founding member of the Riding
Pony Foal Show.
Having over 30 years experience in the showing
world, she is a current judge for both the EFA
and Riding Pony judging panels and has tutored
at Pony Club through to National level.
Currently showing one of Australia's national
Galloway champions, she has bred, ridden and shown
horses at Royal Show and National level to numerous
For the last 13 years has offered her horses to
interstate and international riders to compete
at the EFA and Hack Council National Championships
to various wins and placings.
Fiona Clark - Australia
Fiona lives in Tasmania on a rural property with
her partner Chris, two Jack Russells, and a team
of show hacks and riding ponies which are currently
competing successfully at Royal show level.
She started riding at a young age and quickly
progressed through the pony club ranks of eventing
and dressage. Her passion for showing began when
a family friend who was a successful riding pony
breeder had employed her. She has produced and
successfully competed hacks, Galloways and ponies
at numerous Royal shows, including Melbourne,
Hobart and Launceston, the Equestrian Federation
of Australia National Titles in Werribee, Victoria
and the Show Horse Council Grand National Championships
Throughout her riding career she has judged at
the Royal Launceston Show, the Tasmanian Riding
Pony Show Championships and numerous other State
and country shows throughout Tasmania and also
holds positions as a committee member on multiple
horse show organizations including Show Horse
Council of Tasmania and the Equestrian Federation
She is delighted and honoured to have been invited
to judge at the 2008 Kelt Capital Horse of The
Year Show and is looking forward to the high standard
of riding, production and schooling of show horses
in New Zealand.
Tania Hay - Australia
Tania established 'Alinda Park Show Horses' in
1992 with the aim of breeding good quality trainable
Galloways and small hacks for both children and
A number of horses bred by her have won at Royal
Shows and Horse of the Year events throughout
She has produced ponies, Galloways and hacks for
many championships at Royal Show level and Horse
of the Year and has represented Tasmania at National
level with horses she has produced or bred.
Her judging appointments include Horse of the
Year events within Australian States and Royal
Shows including Melbourne Summer Royal 2007 and
VASA championships 2007. She has judged at Barastoc
Horse of the Year in Victoria and has owned and
ridden hacks and Galloways that have won at this
Her current show horse is a hack that won Horse
of the Year in Tasmania 2007 and the Royal Hobart
She is excited to have been invited to judge at
the 2008 Kelt Capital Horse of the Year Show and
looks forward to judging the competition.
Alan Windle - New Zealand
Alan has judged numerous competitions and many
Royal shows throughout NZ.
He has also judged at many major Australian shows
including Barastoc, Queensland Horse of the Year
and the Victorian Riding Pony shows.
He is an international RAS Grade one judge as
well as a multi listed breed society judge.
He runs the very successful Nala Stud in Shannon,
which has bred and produced countless Horse of
the Year, National and Royal show supreme champions.
Jackie Hill - New Zealand
Jackie has competed in numerous equestrian disciplines
and has been Show judging for the last 30 years,
currently as a RAS Grade one judge.
She has travelled throughout the South Island
to judge at numerous shows including two Royals.
She has been a tutor judge since the conception
of the training and examining of potential new
show judges' programme also a committee member
of the Canterbury
A & P Association assisting with the organization
of the horse section of the Canterbury and New
Zealand Royal shows.