Originally Posted by calabraescloset
Spyder- what country are you located in? I'm just curious, because in the US 99% of the time the judge always takes a minute to review the test with the rider, hence the schooling show part. This stands very true for the lower levels such as training level. Much like a ride-review-ride clinic.
I am in Canada.
I have NEVER EVER talked to any competitor after they finished their test at ANY level.
I have also ran many shows at ALL levels and the time fram is way too tight to allow conversations between competitors and judges. Each test is timed at approx 2 minutes beyond the stated timing on the test and to allow conversation after each test would screw the timing so bad that the show would run way over time.
Maybe in your case if the entries were really low the secretary can allow 5-10 minutes after each test to have these conversations but when you have 20-30 competitors in each class and 7-10 classes running with two or more arenas and entries cross entering and needing them to get to another arena you simply CANNOT allow time for "conversations".