ATPA Accredited Judges
John has a passion for the sport and much of his free time is taken up assisting individual Clubs and Associations around the country to develop their own professionally run competitions. John believes in a consistent approach when judging and constantly seeks to promote a standardised set of rules across the board that has been developed for Australian conditions. One of Johns goals is to develop the sport to a level where Australian competitors can take on the Americans at their own game...
Ty has been involved in the equine industry for over 35 years as a competitor in rodeo, campdraft, team penning, reining and many other horse related sports.
Doc's background is in Rodeo and timed events. Doc and his family have, and continue to support the development of this sport and assist up and coming riders in this area. Doc is well known for his consistenancy and fairness and as a highly respected Judge ATPA are now proud to have him on board to assist with the development of Team Penning throughout Australia.
For many years Mark has been the resident judge at a prominent Team Penning club in Queensland. The hours and hours that he has dedicated to the sport, judging has been fundamental to the development and growth of the Team Penning throughout the State. Mark is a highly sought after judge, who believes that while anybody can compete in the sport, rider safety and animal welfare are always of foremost importance.
Leona is a highly competative rider in her own right. Leonia and her team are well travelled interstate and continue to blaze the way in achieving outstanding results at various Team Penning competitions. Not only does Leona ride, sponsor and spend endless hours helping her local club she also finds time to judge for the ATPA. A highly experienced Team Penning competitor Leonia loves the sport and understands the importance of consistent judging to making a professional competition.
The ATPA run judges clinics throughout the year where the ATPA rules and the reasons behind every rule are explained in detail. The clinics also cover the setting up of the arena, pen placement, dress code, disputes, cattle welfare and herd management. If you are interested in attending or hosting a Judges seminar then please contact ATPA's judges coordinator Dean Gilchrist on 07 5484 1331.