National Judges Panel

ABCRA National Judges Panel

The ABCRA National Judges Panel was formed to ensure the standard of our sport is upheld to the highest level.

Responsibilities of the National Judges panellists:

Ensure adequate process for rule change suggestions

  • Review the Rule Book annually and advise any recommended changes;
  • In consultation with Board, review all rule changes put forward from committees and members before implementation;

Maintain a baseline level of quality amongst our ABCRA Judges

  • Encourage, mentor and foster judges;
  • Set the curriculum for the Judge's seminars, assess and train seminar facilitators;
  • Facilitate seminars
  • Set the assessment process for judging approvals;

Support our existing judges, Maintain rules/safety and Animal welfare standards  

  • Liaise and advise judges where necessary and when requested on ABCRA Rules, Work Health and Safety and Animal Welfare issues;
  • Review and advise on complaints;
  • Report any breaches of the ABCRA’s Code of conduct, Rules, Animal Welfare Code, Work Health and Safety issues to head office in writing immediately for appropriate consideration and action;
  • Report any issues known to the respective Event director & judges prior to competition.

 

The appointed National Judges Panel from 17.5.21:  

RODEO

Jeff Edwards
Steve Parkinson
Mick Gray
Ian Tincknell
Jason Henneberry

CAMPDRAFT

Ben Rossiter
Jack Gallagher
Al Sullivan
Megan Rogan
Tim Hollis

 

JEFF EDWARDS

Rodeo National Judges Panel

Bio coming soon!

BEN ROSSITER

Campdraft National Judges Panel

The Grazier and Civil Engineer from Tamworth, Ben Rossiter has been an active member of the association since he was 14 years old. Ben’s wife Emma and three boys Cade, Blake and Beau are all also keen campdraft and rodeo competitors.

With 7 years of judging experience Ben’s vision while on the National Judges Panel is to support other judges and mentor new judges who are coming through the ranks. He would also like educate competitors to understand what judges are looking for.

Horses, cattle and rural life consume most of Ben’s time. The competitive campdrafter says his career highlight was winning the Feature Novice in a 600 plus strong field at Armidale on his good mare Kelly.

With decades of industry knowledge to his name, Ben is a valuable asset to the National Judges Panel!

STEVE PARKINSON

Rodeo National Judges Panel

Bio coming soon!

AL SULLIVAN

Campdraft National Judges Panel

Residing in Manilla NSW, Al Sullivan lives with his wife Kate and two boys Joe and Jack.

Al has been an active member of the association for over 25 years, furthermore, Al has been an accredited judge of the ABCRA for 20 years.

Al says his goals for his position on the National Judges Panel include; getting more people into judging while promoting confidence and knowledge to get people started in the field.

Al’s passion for the industry and years of experience make him a respected member of the National Judges Panel.

MICK GRAY

Rodeo National Judges Panel

A 44 year involvement with the ABCRA and a judge of 25 years ensures Tamworth cowboy Mick Gray has the experience required for the National Judges Panel.

The former roughstock competitor and current event official aims to continent unify competition rules and improve their format for ease of understanding by competitors and event officials.

Along with his wife Sharon, Mick has three children and 3 grandchildren. Mick enjoys his small bucking bull breeding program with son Bradie.

MEGAN ROGAN

Campdraft National Judges Panel

Situated in the Central West Zone at Turill, north of Mudgee, Megan lives with her husband Jono where they manage a Beef Cattle property for Colinta Holdings.

Megan has been a member of the association for the past 30 years. In that time Megan has qualified for the ABCRA National Finals multiple times and earned the title of Runner Up Associate Rider in 1998.

With 15 years of judging experience, Megan’s endeavour on the National Judges Panel is to help as many people become a judge as she can while enforcing the process and understanding of the rules.

IAN TINCKNELL

Rodeo National Judges Panel

Bio coming soon!

JACK GALLAGHER

Campdraft National Judges Panel

With the belief that campdrafting is truly the greatest family sport, Jack Gallagher has been a member of the Association for 45 years. His wife Mandy and children Katrina and Brieanna, all enjoy competing also.

The Farm Manager from Bundarra has been an accredited judge for the last 45 years. Jack says his goal for his position on the National Judges Panel is to introduce video trainings to help judges understand run content, rules, etc. that will give beginner judges more confidence in the field.

With 45 years of industry knowledge and several competition titles, Jack will be a true asset to the National Judges Panel and we look forward to following his journey.

JASON HENNEBERRY

Rodeo National Judges Panel

Bio coming soon!

TIM HOLLIS

Campdraft National Judges Panel

Stock and station agent Tim Hollis has been involved with the ABCRA his entire life.
Together with his wife Amanda, children Amelia & Henry, this family calls Gunnedah NSW home.

A judge since was old enough to be eligible, Tim's goal as a part of the NJP is to help mentor up and coming judges while providing support for existing judges for consistent quality.

Tim is a renowned quality competitor and judge making him a true asset to the Panel.

 

 

 

 

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